Given the highly positive response of young people to the vaccination campaign and the priority that education holds for the government, the back-to-school plan for the Fall 2021 term in higher education includes the return of students to college and university campuses.

The majority of students will therefore be able to return to in-person learning, since no physical distancing between students, whether in classrooms or in common areas, will be required in fall 2021. This ease of restrictions is only possible if the epidemiological situation is stable and the target of 75% of young people aged 16 to 29 having received two doses of the vaccine is met.

However, institutions of higher education must develop a contingency plan that can be quickly implemented in the event that the epidemiological situation deteriorates, the vaccination target is not met or a 1 m physical distance is required between students in classrooms and common areas.