UAE Students PCR and Vaccination Guidelines Clarified

  • Publish date: Monday، 23 August 2021
UAE Students PCR and Vaccination Guidelines Clarified

Unvaccinated students aged 12 and above in the UAE will be required to undergo weekly PCR testing for the new academic year the announcement was made during the latest media briefing held on Sunday.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated children under the age of 12 and vaccinated pupils aged 12 and above will need to take PCR tests monthly.

The new rules will be applied 30 days from the first day of school, to give unvaccinated students an opportunity to get the vaccine. When the new guidelines come into effect, pupils will have to get tested every two weeks.

Those exempted from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine must present official documentation of the reason.

Parents have also been advised to download the Al Hosn app for their children to present proof of vaccination and PCR testing.

A social distance of one meter will be mandatory for all educational facilities to follow. Also, distance learning will still be made available to both vaccinated and unvaccinated students.

The new rules stipulate that students must have their own protective gear and equipment since sharing is strictly prohibited. Pupils have also been urged to avoid shaking hands when greeting classmates.

Meanwhile, Dubai is reportedly set to announce its own protocols.