Unvaccinated students and teachers can now attend classes

Vaccination status against COVID-19 will no longer be made as a basis for students, teachers and non-teaching personnel attending in-person classes in higher education institutions in the Philippines, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced on Monday 29 August, writes Stephanie Sevillano for the Philippine News Agency.

In a virtual press conference, CHED Chairperson J Prospero de Vera III said this significant change of policy was based on several considerations. “We’re allowing vaccinated and unvaccinated students and faculty members, and employees to now go to face-to-face classes, or to report back to work. That is the revised policy as of today,” he said.

Considerations include high vaccination coverage in higher education institutions, lowered risk classification in the country and other parameters, which he said must be clearly “explained” by all higher education institutions.
Full report on the Philippine News Agency site