Teachers and administrative staff of private schools in the capital will have to undergo COVID-19 test once in every two weeks, according to authorities.
This will ensure their safety and will help in protecting students attending their classes in person during the pandemic.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) had made it mandatory for private school staff, including teachers and administrative staff, to undergo a COVID-19 test prior to reopening and receiving of students at the beginning of the current academic year.
ADEK has also set up a timetable for retesting of school staff once in every two weeks in order to ensure that they are not infected with the virus.
The mandatory COVID-19 test was one of the conditions for schools to obtain a ‘no-objection’ certification which was required to reopen for in-class lessons, officials said.
Private schools have been urged by ADEK to remain flexible and continue providing remote learning programmes for students
Schools and health authorities in Abu Dhabi have been working together to ensure a safe learning environment by implementing precautionary measures such as wearing face masks, maintaining social distance and temperature checks.