By Adrienne Murray
After months of virtual learning, some schools have now reopened their doors to pupils. But with the ongoing risk of coronavirus, what does the average school day now look like?
By Adrienne Murray
By Ciaran Varley
Poland is temporarily closing 12 coal mines to stop the spread of the virus. Here's more on that and other stories from around Europe:
- Poland recorded the highest number of new cases in the EU on Sunday – 575 - due to an outbreak at the Zofiowka mine. Many infected miners have not shown symptoms, which has helped to spread the virus. Poland is the EU’s largest producer of hard coal, but its power stations have enough stocks to generate electricity. Covid-19 cases and deaths overall remain quite low in Poland, compared with western Europe
- In the Republic of Ireland thousands more businesses have reopened. It is now in Phase 2 of a four-phase plan to ease the lockdown, so most shops are reopening, though not yet those in shopping malls. People can now travel up to 20km (12 miles) from their home, or anywhere in their own county
- Denmark's easing began in mid-April, and on Monday its Phase 3 started, with one more phase to go. Danes can now meet in groups of up to 50, and gyms and swimming pools are reopening, though with social distancing rules in place
Norway and Denmark say they will open up tourism between their two countries from 15 June, but will maintain restrictions for Swedes.
Sweden, unlike its Nordic neighbours, did not impose a lockdown and more than 4,000 people have died from Covid-19 there - far more than elsewhere in Scandinavia.
Sweden's 10 million population is also bigger than that of Denmark (5.8 million) or Norway (5.4 million).
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen argued that Denmark and Sweden were in different places concerning the coronavirus pandemic.
And at a joint video news conference with her, Norwegian PM Erna Solberg said: "We can't open too suddenly, that would jeopardise everything we've accomplished."
Denmark is also allowing tourists from Germany and Iceland to visit, though they cannot stay in Copenhagen, which has the most coronavirus cases.
Danes can travel to those two countries too, without having to go into quarantine on their return.
By Mike Thomson