Safe Operations

Safe Operations


Criteria for Reclosing Schools

Last Updated on 14 January 2021

Whole section has been updated, please see the updates below.

Partial/Full Shift to Distance Learning (DL)

In the case of a single positive case, all contacts must self-isolate for 10 days, possibly including members of their household. In the case of two or more positive cases, the school may be partially or fully shifted to distance learning for a minimum of 10 days. ADEK must be notified immediately as per the protocol in the ‘Guide for Private Schools Covid-19 Response Teams’ shared with School Principals.

Reopening Requirements

Completion of the full duration of the shift to DL.

Disinfection of the physical areas where exposure was identified.

A school may reopen following closure upon clearance by the ADEK Health & Safety Compliance and COVID-19 Incident Management Team.

The above criteria may be subject to change based on the latest requirements announced by the relevant health authorities.

Detailed requirements are available in the ‘Guide for Private Schools Covid-19 Response Teams’.