30.04.2020 The City of Rauma prepares to open schools for basic and pre-primary education from 14 May onward The City of Rauma is preparing to open basic and pre-primary education and afternoon activities in accordance with the policy given by the Finnish Government on 29 April. Early childhood education will return to normal functions as well. Children in basic and pre-primary education will transition back to contact teaching from 14 May onward. The transition will be controlled and with safety in mind. Guardians will be notified of the arrangements and practices in more detail by the end of week 19. – All basic and pre-primary education units will open in Rauma on 14 May. Guardians should be prepared that teaching may be arranged in ways and in spaces that differ from normal conditions, says Basic Education Manager Hanna VIljanen-Lehto. The aim is to arrange teaching facilities in such a way that there is more space between students. Unnecessary physical contact will be avoided and no large gatherings will be held. – The government’s policies are very challenging to municipalities and education providers all across Finland. The policies given now are not easy to put into practice, some even impossible. We await instructions from the Ministry of Education and Culture and from the Finnish National Agency for Education for clarity and practical implementation on the policies says the Director of Education and Culture Soile Strander.