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UAE: Higher education institutions and universities announce modified precautionary measures
UAE: Higher education institutions and universities announce modified precautionary measures

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority in the Emirate of Dubai confirmed that higher education institutions and universities will be allowed to resume swimming and sports activities, educational trips, and extracurricular activities after official working hours.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority in the Emirate of Dubai has confirmed that higher education institutions and universities will be allowed to resume swimming and sports activities, educational trips, and extra-curricular activities after official working hours, and for various events such as gatherings, festivals and graduation ceremonies, for the academic year 2021-2022, provided that the approved health and safety procedures are adhered to.

The authority clarified that taking the vaccine for cadres and students aged 16 years and over at the university is not mandatory; However, qualified personnel who do not wish to receive the vaccine must submit a negative result in the PCR examination every week, while students are not obligated to undergo the PCR examination.

She pointed out the need to sterilize the dressing rooms and sports areas after using each group of students, and all health and safety guidelines issued by the Dubai Health Authority and the Dubai Sports Council must be adhered to, while higher education institutions can hold events in external places, and then health and safety procedures must be adhered to.

It also authorized the use of buses at their full capacity, provided that the approved health and safety procedures are adhered to, especially sterilization and ventilation.

The authority indicated that "higher education institutions can choose between presenting a "distance learning" model, face-to-face learning, or offering a hybrid model that combines them.

It also recommended maintaining a safety distance of one meter between one person and the other, while universities and all higher education institutions must take appropriate measures to ensure that a safe distance is maintained between students and teaching staff as much as possible, with the need to continue wearing masks, which is mandatory for students, teaching and administrative staff, and for all He visits the university.