Coronavirus Pandemic

Back to school in Abu Dhabi: Free Covid-19 PCR tests for students till Sept 30

Web report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on August 30, 2021
Photo: Reuters

The initiative, which is conducted in cooperation with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) on Monday said it has started providing the free Covid-19 PCR nasal swab tests for all students at the selected facilities.

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The initiative, which is conducted in cooperation with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, aims to deliver a safe return to school roll-out.

The Seha Covid-19 screening centres are open from Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm and on Friday from 10am to 8pm. Walk-ins, without prior appointments, will be allowed for students only.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) had earlier announced that all students of all ages must have a negative PCR test result, taken within 96 hours, at the start of the school year.

During the first month, all students in the 12-18 age group — vaccinated or not — must get a PCR test result every two weeks, said the authorities.

Below are the locations of the selected Seha Covid-19 screening centres:

Abu Dhabi

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Zayed Sports City

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Al Bahia

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Al Shamkha, Abu Dhabi

Al Ain

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Asharej

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Al Hili

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Al Sarouj, Al Ain

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Al Aamerah


-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Ghayathi

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Liwa

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre-Delma

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre–Madinat Zayed

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre–Al Mifra

-Seha Drive-Through Screening Centre–Al Sila


-National Screening Centre-Mina Rashed

-National Screening Centre-City Walk, Dubai

-National Screening Centre-Al Khawaneej

Sharjah/ Umm-Al-Quwain

-National Screening Centre-Sharjah

-National Screening Centre-Umm Al Quwain


-National Screening Centre-Ajman

Ras Al Khaimah

-National Screening Centre-Ras Al Khaimah

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