COVID-19 Update

For updates on APEEE's efforts related to COVID-19, please see: Issues and Position: COVID-19.

Below you find a collection of currently-valid corona-related resources; communications sent by the school management, APEEE Services and OIB; FWB circulaires; and other documents concerning safety and hygiene and pedagogical continuity during COVID-19. At bottom you can find charts of cases known to date at EEBI and other EEBs. For our archive of previous communications and information on COVID-19, please see: COVID-19 Communication Archive.

Useful Links

For resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Contacts and Information from EEBI:

For resources from the other schools is Brussels:

  • FWB: enseignements.be
  • EEBII - Woluwe: COVID-19 Procedures / Procédures - EN / FR
  • EEBII - Woluwe: COVID-19 FAQ - EN / FR
  • EEBIV - Laeken: Information in relation to COVID-19 / Informations en lien avec le Covid-19 (2020) - EN / FR
  • EEBIV - Laeken: Pedagogical Continuity / Continuité pédagogique - EN / FR
  • BSB - The British School of Brussels: COVID-19 - Our response
  • ISB - International School of Brussels: Reopening Plan 2020-2021

School Management Communication

Circulaire maternelle et primaire (28 August 2020) - EN / FR
Circulaire secondaire (28 August 2020) - EN / FR
COVID-19 Contact Tracing / Traçage des contacts / (03 September 2020) - EN / FR
Qui dois je contacter si mon enfant est positif au COVID-19? / Who should I contact if my child tests positive for COVID-19? (email; 04 September 2020) - FR/EN
Sample the letter you may receive in case of a positive case of Covid-19 / Exemple de la lettre que vous pourriez recevoir en cas de résultat positif au test Covid-19 (email and attachments; 07 September 2020; letter c added 22 September 2020) - EN/FR - Letter A - FR/EN; Letter B - FR/EN; Letter C - FR/EN
Communication with Students and Parents / Communication avec les élèves et les parents (06 November 2020) - EN/FR
Distance Learning (secondary; 12 November 2020) - EN/FR
Communication Update European Schools in Brussels / Mise à jour de la communication Ecoles européennes de Bruxelles (17 November 2020) - EN/FR
EEB1 procédure cas COVID - intégration MESURES COVID SCIENSANO / EEB1 Covid Case Procedures - Integrating SCIENSANO COVID MEASURES (27 November 2020) - FR / EN
Modalités d'examen EEBI en relation avec COVID / EEBI examination arrangements in relation to COVID (S5-S7; 30 November 2020) - FR/EN
Mise à jour hebdomadaire de la direction / Weekly Management Update (04 December 2020) - FR/EN
Rotation of classes December 14th to December 22nd (secondary; 08 December 2020)
Mise à jour hebdomadaire de la direction / Weekly Management Update (11 December 2020) - FR/EN
Consignes et recommandations pour différents scénarios / Guidelines and Recommendations for different scenarios (Uccle primary; parent version; 15 December 2020) - FR / EN
Sécurité et bonnes pratiques / Online Safety Rules (Uccle primary; 15 December 2020) - FR / EN
Mise à jour hebdomadaire de la direction / Weekly Management Update (18 December 2020) - FR/EN
Communication de la direction / Communication from the Management (21 December 2020) - FR/EN
Enseignment en ligne / Distance Learning Guidelines (Berkendael primary; parent version; 22 December 2020) - FR / EN

APEEE Service / OIB Garderie Communication

Modalités pratiques en cas de symptômes ou de cas avérés de COVID-19 en garderies postscolaires (11 September 2020) - FR
Actualités de l'APEEE Services Site Uccle / News from the APEEE Services Uccle Site (12 November 2020) - FR/EN

Belgian Regulations and Information (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles)

FWB - Circulaire 7619 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : distribution et monitoring du gel hydroaloolique (16 June 2020)
Garantir le droit à l'éducation : stratégie pour l'année scolaire 2020-2021 (présentation; 24 June 2020)
FWB - Circulaire 7683 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : mesures relatives au port du masque obligatoire et à la fréquentation des auditoires (13 August 2020)
FWB - Circulaire 7719 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : mesures d’hygiène au sein des établissements scolaires (31 August 2020)
FWB - Circulaire 7780 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : procédure pour la gestion des cas et des contacts Covid-19 en collectivités d’enfants : Écoles (02 October 2020)
FWB - Corona Protocole : mon enfant est malade (13 October 2020)
FWB - Corona Protocole : que faire si mon enfant a été en contact avec une personne positive au sein du foyer familial? (13 October 2020)
FWB - Corona Protocole : que va faire l’école si mon enfant a été en contact avec un camarade de classe testé positif? (13 October 2020)
FWB - Corona Protocole : que va faire l’école de mon enfant si un enseignant ou un encadrant a été testé positif? (13 October 2020)
ONE - Gestion de cas de Covid-19 en milieu d’accueil (26 October 2020)
ONE - Arbre décisionnel (maternelle, primaire, secondaire; 27 Octboer 2020)
ONE - Procédure pour la gestion des cas et des contacts Covid-19 en collectivités d’enfants : écoles (27 Octboer 2020)
FWB - Circulaire 7867 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : organisation de la vie scolaire en contexte de crise sanitaire - suite de l'évaluation de la situation sanitaire du 1er décembre 2020 (primaire; 07 December 2020)
FWB - Circulaire 7868 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : organisation de la vie scolaire en contexte de crise sanitaire - suite de l'évaluation de la situation sanitaire du 1er décembre 2020 (secondaire; 07 December 2020)
FWB - Circulaire 7897 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : rentrée du 4 janvier 2021 - importance du respect des règles en matière de retourde séjours à l'étranger (31 December 2020)

Other Documents related to Health and Safety

World Health Organisation (WHO): Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 (14 September 2020)
INTERPARENTS JTC Proposal: Proposal to extend the definition of vulnerable pupils (2020-09-D-65-en-1; September 2020)
APEEE: FWB Updated Measures and Impact on EEBI (29 October 2020)
World Health Organisation (WHO): Checklist to support schools re-opening and preparation for COVID-19 resurgences or similar public health crises (11 December 2020)

Other Documents related to Pedagogical Continuity

OSGES: Guidelines for the pedagogical use of mobile devices in the European Schools (2020-01-D-14-en-1; April 2020)
INTERPARENTS: Questions for Management on Distance Learning (27 May 2020) reflection on the European School Distance Learning Recommendations, v.5
OSGES: European School Distance Learning Recommendations, v.6 (2020-03-D-11-en-6; September 2020) for management and coordinators
INTERPARENTS JTC Proposal: Distance Learning for Absent Children (2020-09-D-66-en-1; September 2020)
APEEE: Berkendael Nursery and Primary Distance Learning Suggestions (November 2020)
APEEE: Uccle Nursery and Primary Distance Learning Feedback Report (November/December 2020)
APEEE: Secondary Distance/Rotation Learning Feedback Report (November/December 2020)
OSGES: Proposal for a Distance Teaching and Learning Policy / Proposition de politique d'enseignement et d'apprentissage à distance / Vorschlag für eine Strategie zu Fernunterricht und-lernen für die Europäischen Schulen (2020-09-D-69-4; December 2020) - EN / FR / DE

Document 2020-09-D-69-4 was approved at the December 2020 European School Board of Governors meeting with one addition to section II.A.1. "Timetables must be examined cycle by cycle and if necessary, adapted by the management to fit learning scenarios, and to ensure the best balance between the achievement of learning objectives with the well-being of pupils in each year and educational staff." The official policy (ref. 2020-09-D-10 v.3) will be published by OSGES in the second half of January 2021.

Chart of Cases Known to Date

This chart has not been vetted by the school administration but is based on our reading of the public reports sent by the school to all parents at the end of each week (attached above and in the COVID-19 Communication Archive). Cases in the table are cumulative and do not count recovered patients.

In the meantime, students and classes have also been put in quarantine based on contact tracing through COCOM; we have been sporadically informed of how many students and classes are currently quarantined and are attempting to record at the bottom of this page. (See also our attempt to chart EEBI figures against those of other EEBs, at the bottom of the page.)

If you have questions or corrections, do not hesitate to contact us.

EEBI POSITIVE CASES TO DATE
PRI
teacher
PRI
pupil
SEC
teacher
SEC
pupil
WEEK TOTAL
Week 1 (7-11 Sept) Uccle 1 1
Week 1 (7-11 Sept) Berkendael 1 1 2
Week 2 (14-18 Sept) Uccle 2 2 2 1 7
Week 2 (14-18 Sept) Berkendael 1 1
Week 3 (21-25 Sept) Uccle (1) (0) (1) (8) 10
Week 3 (21-25 Sept) Berkendael 3 3
Week 4 (28 Sept-2 Oct) Uccle (1) 4 (1) 8 14
Week 4 (28 Sept-2 Oct) Berkendael 1 1
Week 5 (5-9 Oct) Uccle (1) (0) 9 10
Week 5 (5-9 Oct) Berkendael
Week 6 (12-16 Oct)
Uccle
(0) 1 (2) 6 9
Week 6 (12-16 Oct)
Berkendael
1 1
Week 7 (19-23 Oct)
Uccle
(3) 13 16
Week 7 (19-23 Oct)
Berkendael
2 3 5
Weeks 8-10
(26 Oct - 13 Nov)
na na na na na
Weeks 11-12
(16-27 Nov)
Uccle
1 (1) 3 5
Weeks 11-12
(16-27 Nov)
Berkendael
Week 13
(30 Nov-4 Dec)
Uccle
 
Week 13
(30 Nov-4 Dec)
Berkendael
 
Week 14
(7-11 Dec)
Uccle
1  
Week 14
(7-11 Dec)
Berkendael
1  
Week 15
(14-18 Dec)
Uccle
(1)  
Week 15
(14-18 Dec)
Berkendael
 
Cumulative Uccle
(18 Dec)
(5) (9) (11) (49) 74
Cumulative Berkendael
(18 Dec)
4 10 14
Cumulative EEBI
(18 Dec)
(9) 19 (11) (49) 88
PRI
teacher
PRI
pupil
SEC
teacher
SEC
pupil
TOTAL

Comparison Chart of EEB Cases

The following chart has been created based on information that has been provided by the management at the EEBs and forwarded to us by the APEEEs at these schools. It is as such incomplete, but nevertheless may be a useful indicator of how the schools are faring. It will be updated as information is received.

COVID Comparison - EEBs
Site Pupils Teachers Other Staff Total Cases Quarantine
Week 1 (7-11 Sept)
EEBI - Uccle 1 0 (0) 1 ?
EEBI - Berkendael 1 1 (0) 2 ?
EEBII - Woluwe ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII - Ixelles ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV-Laeken 0 0 (0) 0 0
Week 2 (14-18 Sept)
EEBI - Uccle 3 4 (0) 7 ?
EEBI - Berkendael 1 0 (0) 1 ?
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII
? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV 3 1 (0) 4 0
Week 3 (21-25 Sept)
EEBI - Uccle 8 2 (0) 10 ?
EEBI - Berkendael 3 0 (0) 3 ?
EEBII 2 1 1 4 ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV 4 0 (0) 4 0
Week 4 (28 Sept-2 Oct)
EEBI - Uccle 12 2 (0) 14 ?
EEBI - Berkendael 0 1 (0) 1 ?
EEBII 3 0 3 6 ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV 3 1 (0) 4 44
Week 5 (5-9 Oct)
EEBI - Uccle 9 1 (0) 10
(44)
EEBI - Berkendael 0 0 (0) 0
(0)
EEBII 7 1 (0) 8
?
EEBIII ? ? ? ?
?
EEBIV 9 2 ? 11
?
Week 6 (12-16 Oct)
EEBI - Uccle 7 2 (0) 9 (28)
EEBI - Berkendael 1 0 (0) 1
(0)
EEBII 5 1 5 11
?
EEBIII ? ? ? ?
?
EEBIV 7 1 ? ?
?
Week 7 (19-23 Oct)
EEBI - Uccle 13 3 (0) 16
(89)
EEBI - Berkendael 3 2 (0) 5
?
EEBII 12 0 (5) 17
?
EEBIII ? ? ?  ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ?  ? ?
Weeks 8-10 (26 Oct - 13 Nov) - NO INFORMATION
Weeks 11-12 (16-27 Nov)
EEBI - Uccle 4 1 (0) 5
(10)
EEBI - Berkendael 0 0 (0) 0
(5)
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ?  ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ?  ? ?
Weeks 13-15 (30 Nov-18 Dec)
EEBI - Uccle 1 1 (0) 2
6
EEBI - Berkendael 1 0 (0) 1
2
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ? ? ?
Cumulative Total  EEBs (18 Dec)
EEBI - Uccle 58 16 (0) 74 >177
EEBI - Berkendael 10 4 (0) 14 >7
EEBII >29 >=3 >=14 >=46 ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV >=26 >=5 >=0 >=31 >=44
TOTAL >123
>=28 >=14 >165 >228
Site Pupils Teachers Other Staff Total Cases Quarantine

Last update: 29/12/2020