Abu Dhabi private school students and staff must take "periodic" Covid-19 tests, said officials
15 February 2021| Last updated on 16 February 2021
The Covid-19 PCR tests scheduled by schools will be free for pupils.
On Monday, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), released new safety measures for schools against Coronavirus.
All private school teachers, other staff, and students aged 12 and above must undergo "periodic" PCR tests as a safety measure for pupils' return to classrooms.
Students across the UAE resumed in-person classes on Sunday, February 14 after months of remote learning, with others expected to return to school on February 21 after their half-term break.
According to the UAE Ministry of Education, attending classes at school campuses is still optional, as parents can continue to choose distance learning until the end of the academic year.
Pupils with disabilities will not be required to take the mandatory swab tests. School faculty and staff must test for Covid-19 every two weeks.