Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has announced the provision of remote learning for the first two weeks of the new academic term for all students at both public and private schools across the emirate. The decision has been taken in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge with the aim of enhancing the protection of health and wellbeing of the education community.
The decision also includes training institutes, colleges and universities in the emirate.
During the two weeks, the authorities will intensify the ongoing testing campaigns to include more personnel in the education sector. Furthermore, the situation across Abu Dhabi will be monitored extensively to issue updated safety protocols to allow a safe return to in-school learning.
The Department has affirmed that the decision has been taken as a precautionary measures to contain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the emirate and ensure low infection rates among the public.
Meanwhile, the Committee has urged all parents, academic and administrative staff across educational institutions to receive their booster dose to strengthen immune response against the virus. It will also help in developing comprehensive protection for the wider community to facilitate a safe return to students to in-person classes in schools.
In conclusion, the Committee stressed the importance of continuing compliance with all preventive and precautionary measures by students, teachers and other members of the community to maintain the health and safety of the public. The precautionary measures include wearing of face masks covering both nose and mouth, practising 2-metre physical distance between each other, and regularly washing and sanitising hands.