August 2021 – Orientations for back-to-school 2021 from the MEQ

Please find below the updated orientations for the 2021-2022 school year.

June 2021


In the context of the government’s reopening plan, it is time to establish the orientations for going back to
school in the fall.

  • These orientations take into account the fact that, when school starts again, 75% of the population aged 12 and up will have been vaccinated, with the majority of 12- to 17-year-olds having received two doses and the epidemiological situation will have stabilized.
  • While elementary students are still not authorized to receive the vaccine at this time, clinical trials are currently underway. The findings of these trials are expected to be positive, allowing elementary students to receive both doses of the vaccine by the end of 2021.
  • Before schools reopen in August, these orientations will be revised in light of the latest epidemiological data and based on how the vaccination of the general population progresses.