UAE health ministry publishes list of Covid-19 testing centres for school children in northern emirates
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UAE health ministry publishes list of Covid-19 testing centres for school children in northern emirates

UAE health ministry publishes list of Covid-19 testing centres for school children in northern emirates

The ministry identified 63 testing centres for students across Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah

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The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has identified a total of 63 centres in all the northern emirates of the country – Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah – where school students can avail of Covid-19 tests.

As part of the back-to-school protocols for children returning to their campus, unvaccinated students from the age of 12 and over must undergo weekly PCR tests if they attend classes on their campuses.

The new protocol will be activated 30 days after schools reopen thereby giving an opportunity to all unvaccinated students to receive the jab. During this period, all vaccinated and unvaccinated students must conduct a PCR tests every two weeks. After the 30-day period, all unvaccinated students under the age of 12, and vaccinated students over 12, must undergo a PCR test every month. Unvaccinated students over 12 will be required to take a weekly PCR test.

Read: UAE: Weekly PCR tests for unvaccinated children aged above 12, distance learning to remain optional

Sharjah
There are a total of 20 Covid-19 testing centres for students in Sharjah. These include: Al Riffa Health Center, Sharjah Health Center, Al Khalidiya Health Center, Al Hamriya Health Center, Al Dhaid Health Center, Al Maliha Health Center, Al Madam Health Center, Al Thameed Health Center, Dibba Al Hisn Health Center, Al Nahwa Health Center, Khor Fakkan Health Center, Al Batayeh Health Center, Nazwa Health Center, Family Health Promotion Center, Wadi Al-Helou Center.

MoHAP-affiliated external venues that provide the PCR test include Ramez Mall, Suhaila Suburb, Al Sajaa Mall, Wasit Center Tent, in addition to the National Screening Tent of Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (SEHA) from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from 10am to 8pm.

Ajman
There are six Covid-19 testing centres for school students in Ajman, comprising 4 primary health care centers in Muzairah Health Center, Al Madinah Health Center, Al Manama Medical Center, Mushairif Health Centre, in addition to Sheikh Khalifa Hall and the National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from10 am to 8pm.

Umm Al Qaiwain
There are 4 health centres and 3 primary health centres in Umm Al Qaiwain to administer Covid-19 tests for students in the emirate. These include: Al Khazan Health Center, Falaj Al Mualla Health Center, Al Rafa Health Center, in addition to the National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from 10am to 8pm.

Ras Al Khaimah
There are 17 Covid-19 testing facilities in Ras Al Khaimah, including 15 healthcare centers, which are Al Ma’arid Health Center, Al Jazeera Health Center, Digdagga Health Center, Al Dhait Health Centre, Al Hamraniyah Medical Centre, Munay’i Medical Center, Wadi Asfini Medical Center, Kedra Medical Center, Shuka Medical Center, Saif bin Ali Medical Center, Rams Health Center, Al Nakheel Medical Center, Shaml Medical Center, Algeer Medical Center, Julphar Health Center, in addition to RAK Exhibition Center and the National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from 10am to 8pm.

Fujairah
There are 16 Covid-19 testing facilities for school students in Fujairah, including 11 healthcare centers, which are Al-Faseel Family Health Promotion Center, Al Qurrayah Health Centre, Murbah Health Center, Qidfaa Health Center, Al Bidya Health Center, Dhadna Health Centre, Al Halah Primary Health Centre, Tawyeen Health Centre, Kholaybiyah Health Center, Wadi Al-Sidr Health Center, and Siji Health Center.

MoHAP’s external facilities that provide Covid-19 testing in Fujairah include Dibba Exhibition Centre, Al Orouba Hall, Fujairah Exhibition Centre, in addition to Sheikh Khalifa Hall and the National Screening Tent of SEHA from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday from 10am to 8pm.

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