Sharjah Schools to Reopen From September 27 |

Sharjah Schools to Reopen From September 27

In-class lessons will resume in all Sharjah private schools with adherence to health and safety precautions, assured authorities

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22 September 2020

Last updated on 22 September 2020
Sharjah Schools to Reopen From September 27

The initial reopening was scheduled for September 13 but was postponed

Sharjah private schools will start both direct in-person classes and hybrid learning from Sunday, September 27, confirmed Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) and the Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Team in the emirate.

After six months since all schools in the UAE closed due to the outbreak, classes are scheduled to resume while following Covid-19 health and safety protocols.

Previously, SPEA announced that schools would reopen on August 31 along with other schools across the UAE. This date was pushed back to September 13 as education authorities announced that private schools in Sharjah will spend the first two weeks of the new school year with complete online learning. The current expected date is September 27.

The postponements were made as a response to the UAE's status during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It's worth noting that not all Sharjah students will be allowed back to school this Sunday. The schools will vary in their reopening process, with some following a phased or gradual return.

Returning students and staff must adhere to their school's precautionary measures, including temperature checks at the school bus and campus entrance, reduced capacities in buses and rooms, wearing face masks, frequent hand washing, and sanitisation of all facilities.

Students who are six years old and below are not required to wear face masks.

On SPEA's official Instagram account, the authorities have been counting down the days to schools reopening.

At the time of publishing, the UAE confirmed 679 new Covid-19 cases, one death, and 813 recoveries, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 85,595.

75,086 infected cases have recovered in the UAE since the outbreak began.

405 people have died due to Coronavirus.