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: Covid-19 Information Centre

School Management Communication

Circulaire maternelle et primaire (28 August 2020) - EN / FR
Circulaire secondaire (28 August 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
Distance Learning (secondary; 12 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
Sécurité et bonnes pratiques / Online Safety Rules (Uccle primary; 15 December 2020) - FR / EN
Information des Psychologues scolaires à l’attention des parents / Information from school psychologists to parents (11 February 2021) - FR/EN
School Mobility / Mobilité scolaire / Schulmobilität (secondary; 15 March 2021) - cover letter EN/FR/DE - information note DE / EN / FR
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 (17 March 2021) -

Consignes et recommandations pour différents scénarios / Guidelines and Recommendations for different scenarios (primary; parent version; circulated to Uccle 15 December 2020; recirculated to Uccle/Berkendael 22 March 2021) - FR / EN
Mise à jour hebdomadaire de la direction / Weekly management update (26 March 2021) - FR/EN
Directors Communication to the School Community / Communication communauté scolaire (15 April 2021) - EN/FR
Rotation of classes April 19 to May 7 (secondary; 15 April 2021) - EN/FR
Mise à jour hebdomadaire de la direction / Weekly management update (16 April 2021) - 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
Nouvelles de l'APEEE Services pour la rentrée du 18/01/2021 / News from the APEEE Services for the rentrée on 18/01/2021 (14 January 2021) - FR/EN
Fermeture de la cantine Maternelle d'Uccle à partir de demain mardi 23 mars / Closure of the Uccle Maternelle canteen from tomorrow Tuesday 23 March (Uccle nursery; 22 March 2021) - 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 7937 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : arrêté de pouvoirs spéciaux - mesures en cas de fermeture totale ou partielle des établissements (28 January 2021)
FWB - Circulaire 8026 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : décisions du Comité de concertation (CODECO) du 19 mars 2021 (19 March 2021)
FWB - Circulaire 8027 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : décisions du Comité de concertation (CODECO) du 19 mars 2021 - Mesures supplémentaires (22 March 2021)
FWB - Circulaire 8051 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : organisation de la vie scolaire en contexte de crise sanitaire à partir de la rentrée du 19 avril (primaire; 14 April 2021)
FWB - Circulaire 8053 - Coronavirus Covid-19 : organisation de la vie scolaire en contexte de crise sanitaire à partir de la rentrée du 19 avril (secondaire; 14 April 2021)

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 / Directives pour l'utilisation pédagogique des appareils mobiles aux Ecoles européennes / Leitlinien für den pädagogischen Einsatz mobiler Geräte an den Europäischen Schulen, v.2 (2020-01-D-14; April 2020) - EN / FR / DE
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: Distance Teaching and Learning Policy / Politique enseignement apprentissage à distance, v.6 (2020-09-D-10; December 2020) - EN / FR
APEEE: Breakdown of Rotations by Level and Day (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
Weeks 13-15
(30 Nov-18 Dec)
Uccle
(1) 1  2
Weeks 13-15
(30 Nov-18 Dec)
Berkendael
1 1
Weeks 16-19
(21 Dec - 15 Jan)
na na na na na
Weeks 20-23
(18 Jan-12 Feb)
Uccle
(1) 3 1 5
Weeks 20-23
(18 Jan-12 Feb)
Berkendael
 
Week 24
(22-26 Feb)
Uccle
(2) 3 5
Week 24
(22-26 Feb)
Berkendael
2 2
Week 25
(01-05 March)
Uccle
4 1 5
Week 25
(01-05 March)
Berkendael
2 2 4
Week 26
(08-12 March)
Uccle
1 2 3
Week 26
(08-12 March)
Berkendael
1
Week 27
(15-19 March)
Uccle
(2) 8 (1) 2 13
Week 27
(15-19 March)
Berkendael
3 8 11
Week 28
(22-26 March)
Uccle
(1) 21 8 30
Week 28
(22-26 March)
Berkendael
26 26
Cumulative Uccle
(26 March)
(9) (46) (14) (77) 146
Cumulative Berkendael
(26 March)
9 49 58
Cumulative EEBI
(26 March)
(18) (95) (14) (77) 204
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 ? ? ? ? ?
Weeks 16-19 (21 Dec - 15 Jan) - NO INFORMATION
Weeks 20-23 (18 Jan-12 Feb)
EEBI - Uccle 4 1 (0) 5
(24)
EEBI - Berkendael 0 0 (0) 0
(12)
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV (3) (3) (0) (6) ?
Weeks 20-23 (18 Jan-12 Feb)
EEBI - Uccle 4 1 (0) 5
(24)
EEBI - Berkendael 0 0 (0) 0
(12)
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV (3) (3) (0) (6) ?
Week 24 (22-26 February)
EEBI - Uccle 3 2 (0) 5 51
EEBI - Berkendael 2 0 (0) 2 7
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ? ? ?
Week 25 (01-05 March)
EEBI - Uccle 5 0 (0) 5 28
EEBI - Berkendael 2 2 (0) 4 12
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ? ? ?
Week 26 (08-12 March)
EEBI - Uccle 3 0 (0) 3 39
EEBI - Berkendael 1 0 (0) 1 12
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ? ? ?
Week 27 (15-19 March)
EEBI - Uccle 10 3 (0) 13 364
EEBI - Berkendael 8 3 (0) 11 996
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ? ? ?
Week 28 (22-26 March)
EEBI - Uccle 29 1 (0) 30
11 primary classes and staff + secondary students; (741)
EEBI - Berkendael 26 0 (0) 26
ALL students and staff (996)
EEBII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV ? ? ? ? ?
Cumulative Total EEBs (26 March)
EEBI - Uccle 123 23 (0) 146 >=1060
EEBI - Berkendael 49 9 (0) 58 >=1046
EEBII >29 >=3 >=14 >=46 ?
EEBIII ? ? ? ? ?
EEBIV >=29 >=8 >=0 >=37 >=44
TOTAL >230
>=43 >=14 >287 >2150
Site Pupils Teachers Other Staff Total Cases Quarantine

Last update: 19/04/2021