“Let health authorities decide measures for schools” – Commissioner for Children

Miguela Xuereb

The Office of the Commissioner for Children appealed to all stakeholders not to overstep their remit and let the public health authorities decide what public health measures are needed to respond to any outbreak of Covid-19 in schools.

In a statement, the Office reiterated its stand that the right of every child in Malta to a quality education must be guaranteed in the face of the ongoing pandemic, as should be their own and their teacher’s right to health. It outlined that children and teachers must strive to excel and be held to the same high standards whether they are receiving or providing education at school or in a remote manner.

It concluded its statement by saying that the adoption of health measures is the exclusive remit and responsibility of the public health authorities.