Secondary school pupils sent home – swimming pool, town library and ice rink closed
In Kristianstad municipality, 3,000 secondary school pupils at municipal schools will be affected.
”We can make exceptions for those pupils who are vulnerable, live in crowded conditions or where they may need support”Kenth Olsson, Head of the Children and Education Administration.
– It's a serious situation. But I am confident that this will be handled well, says Kenth Olsson, Head of the Children and Education Administration.
– We can make exceptions for those pupils who are vulnerable, live in crowded conditions or where they may need support. We will keep the door slightly open, he says.
To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, secondary school pupils will switch over to distance learning. The decision was made by the government on Thursday following a recommendation from the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten).
In addition, Tivolibadet, Kulturhuset Barbacka and Kristianstad's ice rink will be closed to the public. This comes into effect from Monday, December 7th.
The town library and Åhus library will only be closed on weekends. The municipality's libraries will continue to be open for citizens’ services, public computers and copying for example.
The Tivoli bathhouse and ice rink will be open to schools. At Barbacka, only the courses will be open to children and young people born in 2005 or later.
Rental of municipal sports facilities to private individuals, companies and associations will be closed. Exceptions are made for professional sports
Distance learning for secondary school pupils will apply until January 6th. The decision to close facilities applies until February 28th 2021.