Save the Covid sermons for Sunday school, teachers told

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Save the Covid sermons for Sunday school, teachers told

A 67-page document lists the dos and don’ts when talking about the virus in the classroom

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As matrics and Grade 7s returned to school on Monday, teachers were under strict instructions not to make Covid-19 about God or religion.

Those tempted to emulate hellfire-and-brimstone clergymen by using phrases such as “punishment from God” or “curse” during discussions on Covid-19 in class have been strongly discouraged from using such language.

The list of dos and don’ts when talking about Covid-19 are contained in a 67-page document titled “Coronavirus orientation guidelines for schools”, which was drawn up by the department of basic education...

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