UAE updates COVID-19 guidelines for Dubai schools

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revised guidelines for managing COVID-19 in educational institutions.

The guidelines apply to universities, schools, nurseries, early childhood centres and centres for special needs in Dubai.

The main updates include:

>> The physical distancing requirement for students is now one metre instead of two.

>> All preventive precautions such as wearing a face mask, following hand hygiene etc. shall continue.

>> The quarantine duration for a close contact has been reduced to seven days, irrespective of one’s vaccination status. A PCR test is not required at the end of the quarantine period if the person is symptom-free.

>> Isolation period for a COVID-19 infected person continues to be 10 days.

>> A clearance certificate — required after completion of isolation period for a positive case — will be issued automatically. Students and staff may return to the educational institution after submitting the certificate.


Khaleej Times

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