UAE Schools gear for field trips as MoE lifts restrictions

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated students and staff are allowed to go on field trips providing they have green status on Al Hosn app

Dubai, April 21, 2022: School events and activities in the UAE are all set to resume to pre-COVID levels giving a much needed boost to event organizers and related suppliers. 

Barring certain COVID related norms that need to be followed, schools across the UAE can now plan programmes involving both vaccinated and unvaccinated students along with active parent participation. 

The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) announced the resumption of all activities and events in educational institutions, starting today provided they are in compliance with updated COVID-19 safety rules.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated students and staff are allowed to go on field trips providing they have green status on Al Hosn app.

Similarly, parents are allowed to attend all student events. However, they are required to take all safety measures, including wearing facemasks in closed spaces and the Green Pass Protocol on Al Hosn app.

All university students wishing to enter dorms are required to conduct a PCR test once every month, or to follow the Green Pass Protocol for vaccinated and unvaccinated students. 

The Green Pass Protocol is mandatory for all visitors of educational institutions along with students aged 16 and above, staff and personnel. 

The new updates also outlined the procedures for the gradual closure of educational institutions in the case of confirmed Covid-19 infections, which will follow the guidelines issued by local emergency and crises committees and teams in each emirate. Such procedures include closing the establishment for three days, if the infection rate exceeds 15 percent of the total attendance.

As per the updated protocol, those who come into contact with COVID-19 positive cases are no longer required to quarantine, while following the guidelines issued by the health authorities. Those infected and those with respiratory diseases may opt for the option of distance education.

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