UAE: Sharjah schools must close if students test positive


Private schools in Sharjah must close and shift to distance learning temporarily if two or more cases are detected among students or education staff.

The protocol advice came as Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) issued extensive guidelines to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the new academic year.

Staff and parents are obligated to inform the school if positive cases are detected. Infected students must follow the prescribed quarantine conditions and parents must inform the school if students are vulnerable or fall under high-risk categories.

The capacity of school buses has been increased to 75 per cent, according to the authority, and schools must use stickers on bus seats to ensure physical distancing in line with guidelines.

Canteens will also be permitted to operate, provided they undergo sterilisation on the hour.

© Copyright 2024, Gulf Insider All Rights Reserved