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Israel bans unvaccinated teachers, require teachers to show ‘Green Pass’ to enter schools

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The Health Ministry instructed school principals on Thursday to deny entry to any teachers who do not have a so-called Green Pass, and those teachers will not be paid if they are denied entry.

Teachers who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be barred from entering schools in Israel unless they present a negative test result, according to the Ministry of Health.

According to the decision, teachers who do not present the Green Pass, which is proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery from the disease, must present a rapid antigen test performed up to 84 hours earlier, according to the ministry.

The ban is part of the Israeli government’s efforts to reduce the country’s high Covid-19 morbidity, particularly in the unclosed education sector due to the virus’s rapid spread.

Teachers in schools and kindergartens who do not meet these conditions will not be paid for the days they are absent, nor will they be permitted to teach remotely via Zoom, according to Ministry instructions.

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