Following the announcement that in-class learning is set to resume at schools in Abu Dhabi from August 30, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge released the rules and regulations in place for safe reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
While schools have been allowed to offer models of schooling with full or partial distance learning to students, the new rules and precautions will strictly apply at schools that opt for in-class learning models.
There will be mandatory COVID-19 testing for all staff including teachers, and students above the age of 12. Daily temperature checks will be done for all staff and students.
Strict social distancing rules should be in place, 1.5 metres for all while on the school campus, while the number of students in each class would be limited to 15. Alternate break times should also be planned to encourage physical distancing and avoid crowding.
All teachers should wear masks at all times and all students above the age of six must wear masks while at school.