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Vaccination or PCR test mandatory for parents to enter Sharjah schools


DUBAI – Parents or family members wishing to enter the premises of their children’s school in Sharjah must be fully vaccinated or show a negative PCR test result.

According to Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), all school visitors must be fully vaccinated in order to enter the school premises. Otherwise, they must present a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours prior to the visit.

“We inform you that all visitors including parents are required to present a complete Covid-19 vaccination card [at least two doses], or a negative PCR test result valid for no longer than 72 hours in order to enter the school,” according to SPEA.

Unvaccinated children aged 12 or older must undergo weekly PCR tests to enter the school premises. Students below the age of 12 are not required to be vaccinated to enter schools, but they must present a one-time negative PCR test result at the beginning of the academic year

Meanwhile, all school employees have been given a two-month grace period to get fully vaccinated.

Those exempted from vaccination must undergo weekly PCR tests. ICA/Expat Media

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