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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic has issued special measures for the organisation of enrolment for compulsory school attendance in the 2020/2021 school year in association with the government’s exceptional measures aimed at protecting the population in conjunction with the coronavirus and COVID-19. Enrolment will take place in April without the children being personally present at the school.
Enrolment for compulsory school attendance will take place in compliance with the legal regulations, but without the application of some traditional practices. The enrolment will therefore take place within the period set out in the Education Act, i.e. between 1st April 2020 and 30th April 2020.
The period for enrolment in Year One of primary education will be set by the school principal in compliance with the Education Act (section 36, subsection 4).
Given the aforementioned exceptional measures, the situation requires:
1) the organisation of the enrolment process without the presence of the children at the school. If possible, also give preference to the submission of the enrolment form without the presence of the child’s legal guardian at the school (using a data box, an email with an electronic signature) or enable it to be submitted in person at the school or by post depending on the given situation;
2) the setting of a sufficiently long period at the extent set out in the Education Act for the receipt of enrolment applications for compulsory school attendance, i.e. from 1.4.2020 to 30.4.2020.