In Sharjah, private schools must temporarily close and switch to distance learning if two or more cases are detected among students or educators.
Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) issued extensive guidelines on how to prevent Covid-19 from spreading during the new academic year.
If students fall under high-risk categories or are vulnerable, parents must inform the school. Students who are infected must follow prescribed quarantine conditions.
Schools must use stickers on seats to ensure physical distancing in line with guidelines to increase the seats’ capacity to 75 percent, according to the authority.