Covid-19: Abu Dhabi announces remote learning for first two weeks of new school term

Decision applies to students at both public and private schools

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Published: Tue 28 Dec 2021, 7:45 PM

Last updated: Tue 28 Dec 2021, 10:42 PM

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, has announced remote learning for the first two weeks of the new school term in the Emirate.

The decision will apply to all students at both public and private schools in the emirate, including training institutes, colleges and universities to further protect health and safety of education community.

During the two weeks, ongoing testing campaigns will increase for education sector personnel. The situation will continue to be monitored to update protocols for the return to in-school learning.


The decision is taken as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of Covid-19 and maintain low infection rates in the emirate.

The Committee has urged parents, academic and administrative staff in all schools to receive a booster dose, to further protect themselves against the virus and help develop comprehensive protection for the wider community, which will guarantee a safe return to schools.

The committee has also stressed the importance of adhering to all preventive and precautionary measures to protect schooling community’s health and maintain public safety, by wearing masks that cover both nose and mouth, and practising physical distancing by keeping at least 2 metres apart, and regularly washing and sanitising hands.

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