Open play areas, canteens, physical education classes, and extracurricular programmes will resume in Abu Dhabi schools as campus learning begins after the summer break in September.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) has unveiled a raft of updated precautionary Covid safety policies for the new academic year.
While the back-to-school policies aim to facilitate a safe return to in-class education for as many pupils as possible, distance learning will remain an option for children with chronic illnesses; for those aged 16 and above who are not vaccinated; and for those who wish to continue learning online if the model is offered by their school.
Physical distancing will be scaled down to one metre within classrooms and throughout school grounds, enabling increased classroom capacities. This will allow the maximum number of students to get as much face-to-face contact with their teachers and peers, which is important for their intellectual, physical, social-emotional development and wellbeing.