UAE: Students aged 12 and above to get mandatory PCR test before returning to school

A new COVID19 update has been made in UAE, including that students must get PCR tests after the summer break. The students aged 12 and above are asked to bring a PCR test report before coming to the school.

A new COVID19 update has been made in UAE, including that students must get PCR tests after the summer break. The students aged 12 and above are asked to bring a PCR test report before coming to the school.

The update states that students above the age of twelve must have a PCR test report while returning to school after a long break.

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The update includes that the PCR negative test report must not exceed ninety-six hours from the starting first day of the school after the summer break.

Not only students above twelve years are obliged to submit their PCR test reports, but Teachers and other staff are also asked to show their negative PCR test report, which is not older than 96 hours from the first day of joining.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority shared this update on COVID19 on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Other updates included during the announcement stated that bus drivers and bus attendants must continue wearing masks and sanitizing their hands while on the job.

In addition, The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority updated that Masks must be worn while inside for all, and remote learning is available for students and staff infected with COVID-19. Students who are not vaccinated for health reasons or who have been exempt from vaccinations can attend classes.

Schools no longer need to take students’ and school workers’ temperatures, and those with a fever are not to attend classes.

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These updates are accurate and well received as the UAE returns to normality after the pandemic. The organizations have assured social distancing inside educational facilities to ensure that teachers, staff and children are in safe hands.

In other updates about COVID19, The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority has mandatory wearing masks inside malls, restaurants and bars. People not wearing masks will have to suffer from heavy fines as well.

Tariq Saeed

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