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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) affirmed that under-16 students of private schools and partnership schools must submit a negative PCR test result every 28 days instead of 14.
The ADEK clarified that students over 16 must maintain a negative PCR test result valid for 14 days in order to use the school bus or enter school, pointing out that students over 16 who are not vaccinated or exempted must present a negative PCR test result valid for 7 days.
The schools indicated in their messages to students over 16 that they must show the green pass in Al Hosn app when entering schools and when using the school bus.
Schools also pointed out that a PCR test is periodically provided to students inside schools by a licensed staff of the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, and that parents can select the type of PCR test for students under 12, whether through a nasal swab or a saliva test. This can be done by filling in the data of their consent form to conduct the test on children inside schools.
Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), in collaboration with Department of Health- Abu Dhabi (DoH), has announced a strategic new initiative to provide COVID-19 PCR tests for students, educators and school staff administered by trained health professionals at the emirate’s schools. The initiative follows the recent announcement by the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) for routine PCR tests.
The Department of Education and Knowledge at Abu Dhabi affirmed that students, 12 years and above, teachers and all school staff are requested to provide a negative result of PCR test, valid for 96 hours, when returning from long vacations.
The Ministry of Health and Community Protection announced the reduction and standardisation of the price of PCR test in all medical facilities at the state level, to Dhs50, with the obligation of all health centres and laboratories to show the results of the examinations, within 24 hours of conducting the examination.
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