In view of the global situation caused by Covid-19 and the potential risks in Latvia, an emergency situation is announced in the country from 12 March to 14 April.

In order to limit the spread of the virus, a number of precautions will be taken during this period, incl. distance learning in all schools will be introduced from 13 March. The only exception is the centralised state exams, which will be carried out on site - in schools.

In addition, trainings, competitions and rehearsals held within the framework of cultural, sports and interest - related education programmes have to be discontinued during the period of emergency situation.

Pre-schools will be closed, only duty groups will be organised for those children, whose parents can't provide other option and has to go to pre-school. In order to attend pre-school educational institutions, parents have to submit a written statement to the institution every week that the child and family have not visited the countries affected by Covid-19 or has been in contact with virus affected person.