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Page last updated 03:08 PM - 05 October 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions - Universities

Updated Safety Protocols for Higher Education Institutions - September 2022

What is the latest update regarding face masks?
Following the latest federal announcement, face masks are no longer mandatory indoors or outdoors at private schools, early childhood centres, universities and training institutes in Dubai.
Can I continue to wear a mask?

Students, faculty and staff can continue to wear face masks if they choose. We encourage individuals to continue to act responsibly to protect their health and the health of others around them.

Are face masks still mandatory in any areas of the university?

No. Face masks are no longer mandatory in any and all areas of the universities. These include:

  •   - prayer rooms
  •   - clinics
  •   - classrooms & lecture halls
  •   - auditoriums & gyms
  •   - canteens & cafeterias


Are face masks still mandatory on the bus?

Face masks are no longer mandatory on the bus to and from university.

How will the health and safety of students and staff be protected?

Thorough health and safety standards remain in place. Health and safety standards from Dubai Government authorities, such as Dubai Municipality and Dubai Health Authority, also remain in effect.

What should I do if I test positive for Covid-19?

Students, faculty, and staff who return a positive PCR test must isolate for five days and provide their institution with a clearance certificate. A negative PCR test will not be sufficient in this instance.


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 05 October 2022
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