No masks required outdoors at schools, universities in Dubai - KHDA
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No masks required outdoors at schools, universities in Dubai – KHDA

No masks required outdoors at schools, universities in Dubai – KHDA

Protocols such as physical distancing as well as wearing masks indoors are still in place

Students across education institutions in Dubai no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, the emirate’s education regulator Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has said.

This safety standard applies to all private schools, early childhood education centres, and higher education institutions in Dubai, KHDA said on its website.

“Physical distancing, wearing of masks indoors and regular sanitisation are still in place, among other safety measures,” the regulator added.

Schools will continue to offer distance learning in the event that:
– Students test positive for Covid.
– Students are deemed close contacts, have Covid symptoms AND are awaiting the results of a PCR.
– Students live with family members who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.

Health and safety standards from Dubai Government authorities, such as Dubai Municipality and Dubai Health Authority, remain in place, it added.

KHDA’s update follows an announcement by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), relaxing Covid-19 precautionary measures in the country starting February 26, 2022. As part of the directive, wearing of masks is now optional outdoors, although it continues to be mandatory in public indoor spaces.

Read: UAE: No pre-departure PCR tests for inbound vaccinated travellers, masks not mandatory outdoors

Earlier this week, KHDA announced that private schools across Dubai will not be eligible for any fee increase for the 2022-23 academic year.

Read: Private schools in Dubai will not increase tuition fee for 2022-23 academic year

 

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