The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority has announced that distance learning will be extended for students in Grade 6 (Year 7) and above in Abu Dhabi.
The extension is in line with COVID-19 protocols and preventive measures.
Students in Grades 9 to 12 (Years 10 to 13) can physically attend schools if they are writing international exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and International Baccalaureate.
“The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Committee resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in the emirate of Abu Dhabi announced the continuation of distance learning for sixth graders / seventh year and above, after continuous follow-up of the preventive measures applied and in the interest of students’ health and safety,” Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted.
Children between the ages of 4 and 11 in Abu Dhabi returned to schools on August 30.
Students older than 12 were going to follow suit in late September or early October, but the plan was altered in order to protect the health of pupils.