1. What are the protocols about?
The protocols have been developed by the Government of Dubai. They’re in place to make sure there’s a consistent and effective approach to keeping everyone at school safe and healthy once schools open again in September.
2. What’s included in the protocols?
The protocols cover different areas of school operations, such as:
- Entry, pick-up and school visit procedures
- Screening and contact tracing
- Physical distancing arrangements
- School buses
The protocols are shared on this page. We encourage you to read them to understand how your children’s school will be protecting their health and safety.
3. Will all schools have to comply with the protocols?
Yes. All schools will have to comply with the protocols, but they have the freedom to implement them according to their own contexts. Before opening, each school must submit a School Readiness Plan for approval to KHDA, to ensure that all health and safety protocols are being followed.
The Parent/School contract will include details of schools’ education models when they open, so that parents are aware of how education will be delivered. Students’ registration at school can only be confirmed when parents have signed the contract.
Further, parents will be asked to sign a declaration for each of their children at school to confirm that their child is fit and healthy enough to return to school, and declaring any recent international travel.
4. What if the situation changes?
The protocols, and the way that schools implement them, will likely change as the days and weeks go by. Your school will keep you updated of any changes that affect your children. We also update our FAQs regularly.
Reopening of schools in the academic year 2020/21