All Abu Dhabi students who are 12 years old and above must take a mandatory Covid-19 test before coming back to school
10 September 2020| Last updated on 10 September 2020
Teachers and school staff are also required to present a negative Covid-19 test before returning to campus
All students in Abu Dhabi can get a FREE Covid-19 test before coming back to school this year, announced the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).
Parents in the emirate will not have to pay the cost of their child's nasal swab tests.
To be allowed on campus, all Abu Dhabi pupils who are 12 years old and above, as well as school staff, must take a mandatory PCR nasal swab test and present a negative result.
Students can get tested for free before they rejoin school, and regularly on an ad-hoc basis both on school campus and at Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) testing facilities.
All families must fill in and sign a health declaration form provided by their child's school, stating that they will not send a child to campus if they exhibit any Covid-19 symptoms.
Children of determination are not required to take a Covid-19 test.
Kids who have returned to UAE borders will need to self quarantine at home for two weeks and can opt for distance learning.
High school students in Abu Dhabi are expected to have a staggered return to in-person classes in either late September or early October.
UAE health authorities announced 883 new cases of Covid-19, which makes up the highest recorded patients so far. 416 Coronavirus patients have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 67,359.
Two new deaths were confirmed, taking the Covid-19 death tally to 393.
The UAE's total number of confirmed cases is now at 75,981.