Each country has reacted differently to the Covid 19 pandemic. Similarly each country has also come up with a different plan as to how to return children to school. The major tactics are that in France teachers will wear masks; in Italy class sizes will be smaller; in Germany many different regional rules now exist, but pupils are told not to touch the banisters; in Spain toilets are to be cleaned three times a day, which is a great relief for many;  in the Netherlands air conditioning will be checked, which is a potential source of the virus; and in Denmark they have pioneered staggered start times. So, different ways to tackle the same issue, but at least measures are in place to address the challenges identified with concrete action plans to help make children and teachers feel safer ensuring education happens across Europe. Let’s hope that whatever the measures are, they are successful and can contribute to a sense of “normality” in the classroom. For our part, whether children are in the physical class or learning from home we can ensure that they will remain as protected as possible from inappropriate content both during school hours and outside of this and at the same time involving parents in the education of their children. These are fundamental principles of what we do today and in the future.