UAE nurseries will start classes along specified guidelines to ensure health and safety regulations.

While schools and universities have already begun preparations to welcome students, there was no clarity on how nurseries were going to function and welcome kids. However, The Ministry of Education and National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced that nurseries and childcare centres can reopen provided they adhere to the special requirement that have been deemed mandatory by the authorities.

The measures will include regular temperature checks, regulation of staff and parents’ movement and entry to the nurseries in addition to Covid-19 tests for staff every two weeks. Children will also be closely monitored for any health conditions or ailments.

The premises will be sterilized and kept hygienic for the children. They will be divided into small groups and spaced out at a minimum of 3.5 square meters to give them ample space to participate and engage in the activities safely. Toys and games will not be shared between groups and will also be sterilised to avoid any transmission. Parents are requested to pack all their children’s meals.

Once the nurseries have all the necessary measures in place, the authorities will inspect the establishments to confirm that they are strictly adhering to the mentioned guidelines and have the resources to supervise the children attending classes.

All students are indeed returning to a new normal but the government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the institutions are abiding by a stringent protocol to their students’ health and safety.

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