New mandatory decisions for students and teachers until the end of the school year

The Ministry of Education confirmed the development of clarification of some requirements on the “periodic examinations” clause in the “National Protocol for the Operation of Educational Facilities” for the current academic year, obligating categories of students, educational and administrative cadres and service providers in educational facilities, to pass through the green.

The protocol stated that school students under the age of 12 years (the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated), are not required to conduct periodic checks or apply the green traffic system at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of each semester, in addition to adopting the examination strategy when symptoms appear. As for students from the age of 12 years and above, up to grade 12 (or 13 in the British curriculum), who are vaccinated and not vaccinated, they must present a negative PCR test result, not exceeding 96 hours, at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of each semester.

They are not required to conduct periodic check-ups or apply the green traffic system until the end of the current school year, as well as adopting the examination strategy when symptoms appear.

The protocol clarified that when performing the Emirates Standard Test (EMSAT), whether for vaccinated or unvaccinated students, it is necessary to adopt the application of the green traffic system and follow the approved precautionary measures.

With regard to the entry of higher education students to university housing, a negative PCR laboratory test result must be presented, with a duration of no more than 96 hours, at the beginning of the school year, and at the beginning of each semester, and adopting the examination strategy when symptoms appear, for students who have been vaccinated or not vaccinated for health reasons or Those who are excluded from vaccination, as for students who are not vaccinated without a medical excuse or exception, they must present a negative PCR test result of no more than 96 hours at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of each semester.

After the start of the school year, the green traffic system is applied to them, or they undergo a PCR laboratory test and show a negative result that does not exceed seven days.

As for the entry of administrative and educational cadres and service providers to educational facilities, the protocol specifies two procedures for the vaccinated, the first of which is to conduct a PCR examination and show a negative result of no more than 96 hours at the beginning of the school year, and at the beginning of each semester. Second, when the school year begins, the green traffic system will continue to be applied to enter educational facilities.

With regard to educational and administrative staff and service providers who are not vaccinated for health reasons or who are excluded from vaccination, a PCR examination must be conducted and a negative result of no more than 96 hours must be shown at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of each semester, and after the start of the school year, the application of the system must continue Green passage to enter educational facilities.

The protocol obligated educational and administrative staff and unvaccinated service providers, without a medical excuse or exception, to conduct a PCR examination and to show a negative result of no more than 96 hours at the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of each semester. And highlighting a negative result that does not exceed seven days.