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FAQs for Schools

Page last updated 07:22 PM - 02 March 2022

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Updated safety standards for private schools

When do the updated health and safety standards come into effect?

The updated standards are effective immediately.

Are the updated safety standards for schools only?
The updated safety standards apply to all private schools, early childhood education centres, and higher education institutions in Dubai.
How will schools and early childhood centres protect the health and safety of my children?

Health and safety standards remain comprehensive. Physical distancing, wearing of masks indoors and regular sanitisation are still in place, among other safety measures.
Health and safety standards from Dubai Government authorities, such as Dubai Municipality and Dubai Health Authority, remain in place.

Are bubble sizes still restricted in classes with children under the age of 6?
No, there are no longer any restrictions on class bubble sizes in schools or ECCs for children under the age of 6.
In which cases will schools continue to offer distance learning?
Schools will continue to offer distance learning when:
  • - Students test positive for Covid.
  • - Students are deemed close contacts, have Covid symptoms AND are awaiting the results of a PCR.
  • - Students live with family members who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.


For more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please call:
- Estijaba Service on 8001717
- Dubai Health Authority on 800342 or
- Ministry of Health and Prevention on 80011111

Page last updated 02 March 2022
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