Abu Dhabi links relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in schools to student vaccination rates
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Abu Dhabi links relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in schools to student vaccination rates

Abu Dhabi links relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in schools to student vaccination rates

The ‘blue schools initiative’ will be implemented from Term 2 of the current academic year

Abu Dhabi schools

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee on Tuesday approved a ‘blue schools initiative’ which will support all Abu Dhabi schools in relaxing Covid-19 measures and returnring to normal operations based on their vaccination rates.

The new initiative will be implemented from Term 2 of the current academic year.

Schools will be tiered based on student vaccination rates. The four tiers are: orange for schools with less than 50 per cent of students vaccinated; yellow for schools with 50-64 per cent of students vaccinated; green for schools with 65-84 per cent of students vaccinated; and blue for schools with 85 per cent and above students vaccinated.

Higher vaccinated schools will be able to gradually relax measures, including reduced social distancing requirements, relaxed mask-wearing protocols, increased classroom and school transport capacity, and a return to extra-curricular activities, in-school events and field trips.

Free vaccines are available for children at various vaccination centres across Abu Dhabi, including the dedicated children’s vaccination centre at ADNEC.

The Pfizer-BioNTech is available for children aged 12 and over, while the Sinopharm vaccine can be taken by children aged 3 and over.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that 44,793 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered over the previous 24 hours.

The total number of doses administered stands at 20,273,265 with a vaccine distribution rate of 204.98 doses per 100 people.

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