The government mentioned that in a few days they may announce if certain schools will be able to reopen to provide basic child care for young children.
The government has also announced that Matura exams as well as Grade 8 exams will take place this school year. Based on the opinions of educational expertise, the government is confident that both Matura exams and Grade 8 exams successfully assess pupil’s knowledge enabling them to continue their education at higher levels. Planned dates have now been set for both Matura exams and Grade 8 exams (see below) although these dates may still change, depending on the current development of the covid-19 epidemic.
16 - 18 June – Grade 8 exams
8 - 29 June – Matura exams
22 June - 9 July – exams confirming professional qualification
17 - 28 August – professional exams
Due to the epidemiological situation, the government has cancelled all oral exams. Only written exams will take place.
The government states that carrying out exams on these dates will allow for enough time to process results, giving pupils the opportunity to apply for positions on higher levels of education over the summer and still be in time to start their schools in September. School leaders are still waiting for precise instructions on procedures of carrying out exams. No details have been provided on further procedures and restraints regarding returning to school.
The government has stated that they are continuously analysing statistics on the development of the covid-19 pandemic and its impact on society in order to ensure safety for the nation. They have promised to keep school leaders and parents informed with notice of at least 3 weeks should there be any further decisions to change dates regarding education.