​ COVID-19 General Information

Romania’s Government decided to prolong the state of alert by another 30 days. The decision came into force on Sunday, 16th August and remains valid until mid-September. You can read more here here.

On 20th August, Ludovic Orban, the Prime Minister of Romania, said that the Romanian government is carefully preparing the reopening of schools to avoid the risk of students and teachers getting infected with the coronavirus. You can read the full article here.

The Romanian Ministry of Health has published a draft ministerial order proposing a set of sanitary and protection measures to be taken in schools in light of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the document, classrooms should be rearranged to ensure a distance of at least one meter between desks. You can find the article here.

President Iohannis formally announced on 27th April 2020 that state schools, apart from specific groups to sit the Romanian State exams, will not reopen until September 2020.

The academic year 2019-2020 finished on Friday, 10th July at 12 pm and the new academic year 2020-2021 will begin as originally planned on Wednesday, 2nd September. We would like to stress that there are currently no reported or suspected cases within the BSB community.

See below updated information regarding the list of areas with extended community transmission COVID-19, together with the recommendations issued by the National Centre for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases. If you have travelled abroad and returned to Romania since 15th May 2020, you should comply with the official regulations: People coming from an international destination enter self-isolation at home or specialised quarantine for 14 days, immediately after returning to Romania.

The British Embassy Bucharest published here a note about Romanian Government Measures during the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Here you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of the Coronavirus disease, and the official names announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’) and the disease it causes.

We also encourage all parents and staff members; in cases where they or their children have severe symptoms, to be tested to see if they might be carrying the virus as a proactive measure.

In this case, you should go the Matei Bals Hospital, one of the best infectious disease hospitals in Romania, and here you can request a diagnostic test.

The Coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

As the situation is constantly changing with regards to the spread of the Coronavirus, we would be very grateful if you could please closely monitor travel advice.

The European Commission announced on Monday, 16th March, that it would introduce a temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the European Union. Such a measure would also apply to Romania, which is part of the EU.

Updated real-time data concerning the ”list of regions and localities in the red and yellow zones associated with COVID-19 transmission” can be obtained by accessing this link.

Should you have any questions about travelling to countries of high risk, please ask the school office what guidelines you should follow before and after your travels.