Source: The World Health Organisation
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.
As part of the One Tablet Per Child initiative, the tablet supplier is providing educators and students in Years 4, 5 and 6 with the ‘J2E tools’. Once connected online, these tools are ready available in the OTPC tablets’ toolbox section.
eTwinning Malta is inviting all teachers and students from kindergarten to post-secondary to participate in an eTwinning competition for Term 2 – scholastic year 2019-2020. Teachers are invited to create a poster celebrating eTwinning’s 15th Anniversary which will be posted on our newly launched eTwinning Malta website https://www.etwinningmalta.net/.
People & Standards Division, Office of the Prime Minister
P&SD Circular No. 01/2020
Further to instructions issued by the Ministry for Health (MFH), employees in government departments and entities who have visited any of the countries affected by the Corona Virus are required to remain at home for 14 days from the date that they left from the country they visited. To date, the affected countries are China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, South Korea, Iran, and Northern Italy. Whenever possible, management shall ensure that the necessary arrangements are made so that employees on quarantine leave continue working from home.
At the moment, there is a lot of mis-information circulating online about Coronavirus, how it emerged, how it is transmitted, etc. One should only look up information from reputable websites, such as:
Following recent developments with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Malta International Airport have collated a series of FAQs on their website. Should anyone still have queries about travel during this time, or have a fever, a cough or shortness of breath, please seek medical advice from the local Health Authorities on 21 324 086 PRIOR TO TRAVELLING.
NOTA BENE: PLEASE BE REMINDED OF CIRCULAR ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY FOR EDUCATION, WHICH HIGHLIGHTS INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS WHO HAVE RECENTLY TRAVELLED TO ONE OF THE EFFECTIVE COUNTRIES: https://stnicholascollegemalta.net/2020/02/27/coronavirus-update-persons-who-travelled-to-one-of-the-effected-countries/
The outbreak of COVID-19 has now spread to various countries. At this point, there are no COVID- 19 cases in Malta. In view of the current situation, the Health Authorities are expanding their surveillance to cover a wider area of travel to affected areas.
People who have fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of visiting the following countries:
In lieu of the recent Coronavirus Outbreak in neighbouring countries, The Ministry for Education and the Ministry of Health have issued a set of guidelines for those students/educators/staff that have recently returned from one of the effected countries. The persons who have recently travelled to the countries listed below are asked to stay at home for 14 days and if they develop symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, they need to phone the Disease Prevention and Control Unit (IDCU) within the Superintendence of Public Health, Ministry for Health on Tel. no 21324086 and the unit will guide them accordingly. The countries are: China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, ie. all the north of Italy above Tuscany).
Please refer to the letter circulars issued by the Office of Ms. Maria Mc Namara by clicking on the links below:
Circular in ENGLISH
The Foundation for Educational Services (FES), in collaboration with the Institute for Education (IfE), is pleased to offer two courses aimed at prospective Child Support Workers and Playworkers. The aims of these training sessions are:
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is organizing the second edition of the Maths Family Connect. The Maths Family Connect sessions engage students accompanied by a parent/guardian in exciting hands-on maths learning puzzles, games and activities. The sessions are held in the evening and promote higher-order skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making. Furthermore students are challenged to explore a range of different strategies to solve any encountered difficulties while learning from mistakes. This initiative targets Year 5 and Year 6 students accompanied by a parent/guardian. The sessions will take place as per schedule below: Continue reading