UAE: Wearing masks mandatory for teachers in classrooms

Teachers must wear facemasks at all times in classrooms and should always be at least one metre away from students when returning for face-to-face learning in September, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has said.

Students must avoid shaking hands and take precaution when exchanging school materials, using personal protective equipment as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Students must also adhere to the physical distancing of one meter between students at all times.

The MoE also noted that pupils under the age of six are exempted from the requirement of wearing a facemask at all times.

The ministry has called on educational institutions to provide guidance and awareness to students, parents, and school workers on the importance of complying with COVID-19 precautionary measures, including physical distancing, washing, and sanitising for the safety of pupils.


Khaleej Times

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