Dubai to reopen nurseries and childcare centres under special safety requirements

Precautionary measures will be applied for the health and safety of children and staff

Dubai to reopen nurseries and childcare centres under special safety requirements

The UAE’s Ministry of Education (MoE) and National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced the reopening of nurseries and childcare centres across the UAE.

The new protocol comes with special requirements, as the reopening must be in line all precautionary and preventive measures in light of COVID-19.

Nurseries and childcare centres in the UAE will be approved to reopen depending on whether they meet these requirements.

A set of precautionary measures will be applied for the health and safety of children and staff, including measuring temperatures, along with regulating the movement of staff and parents' entry to nurseries and childcare centres.

Requirements also include mandatory COVID-19 test for all staff every two weeks, while all children in nurseries and childcare centres must also be monitored regularly.

Along with this, hygiene and sterilisation procedures must be carried out regularly including all toys and games, as well as the physical spacing of 1.5 meters. There can only be one group of children at a maximum of per 3.5 square metres.

The NCEMA and MoE guidelines also state groups of children will be separated by each age group with the maximum size for each group to be determined.

Toys and games also must not to be shared between groups, while meals must be provided by parents. Authorities will inspect nurseries regularly.

For more updates on schools throughout the UAE, click here.

For plenty more updates from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, we’ve got you covered.

For more information, visit www.covid19.ncema.gov.ae.

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