The Tel Aviv Labor Court issued an order Thursday morning banning teachers from going on strike to protest new rules that exempt schoolchildren from quarantine, TASS reports citing The Times of Israel.
According to the publication, the emergency court order was issued after the government filed a request for a planned strike from January 27, organized by the head of the Israeli teachers' union, Yaffa Ben David, against the lifting of quarantine for students in the education system from Thursday.
The newspaper notes that schools on Thursday in Israel will work according to the new scheme, except for Jerusalem and several areas in the north of the country, where classes are canceled due to snowfall.
Starting Jan. 27 in Israel, all schoolchildren "must perform two home antigen tests a week on Sundays and Wednesdays before entering an educational institution," after which the result "needs to be reported on the portal of the Ministry of Education," the Ministry of Health noted on Thursday morning.
“A student with a negative test result goes to school as usual. A student with a positive result does not go to an educational institution, but does a laboratory test for an antigen. If the test result is negative, he returns to study, in case of a positive result - five days of quarantine, the exit from which is possible with a negative result of two home tests that will be done on the fourth and fifth days,” the press service of the Israeli Ministry of Health explained.