Abu Dhabi updates COVID-19 guidelines for nurseries


Authorities in Abu Dhabi on Monday updated Covid-19 guidelines for operating children’s nurseries in the emirate.

The rules, which come into effect from July 1, 2021, include:

> Increasing the number of children within each ‘bubble’, up from 8 to 12 for children aged 45 days to two years, and up from 10 to 16 for children aged 2-4 years.

> Closing a bubble (for 10 days) instead of the entire nursery following a reported positive case.

> An entire nursery will close (for 10 days) when three or more bubbles are affected at the same time.

> Nurseries must continue to ensure a minimum space requirement of 3.5 sq.m per child in each classroom, and 5 sq.m in open areas.

The updated requirements, approved by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, follow after a consistently low infection rate at the nurseries.

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