3 instances when remote learning must be offered to students of Dubai schools

3 instances when remote learning must be offered to students of Dubai schools

Several schools in Dubai have resumed in-person learning after temporarily shifting classes online due to positive Covid cases among staff and students. Some schools have secured approval from KHDA to extend remote learning for another week.

Schools can move a class, grade/year level or the whole school to distance learning for a 48-hour period without prior approval from the KHDA.

Given the current Covid situation, the KHDA has suspended some school activities like trips, events and internal gatherings – such as assemblies and performances. Canteens will remain shut as well.

According to information available on the KHDA website, schools in Dubai must offer the e-learning option to students in the following cases:

  • Those who have Covid symptoms: Students or staff who have any Covid-like symptoms must not go to school. They may return once they are fine and are no longer showing the symptoms. During this period, students must have the option to pursue education remotely.
  • Students who have tested positive for Covid: Students and staff who have tested positive for Covid-19 must complete 10 days of home isolation. Remote learning option must be made available to them. They must receive a clearance certificate authorised by the Dubai Health Authority before returning to school.
  • Close contacts: Students identified as close contacts by a school’s health and safety officer must quarantine for seven days. During this period, they can attend classes virtually. A PCR test is not required for close contacts to return to school unless they develop Covid symptoms.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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