Sharjah nurseries set to reopen with strict Covid-19 safety measures

Children will return to 74 nurseries in the emirate on Monday

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates- March, 01, 2012;   Ola Feidi, Early Childhood Coordinator interacts with the kids at the Child Care Centre at the Sharjah University in Sharjah .  (  Satish Kumar / The National )

Seventy-four public and private nurseries in Sharjah will reopen for in-person classes on March 28, education authorities in the emirate said on Tuesday.

The nurseries have been asked to follow strict Covid-19 safety protocols, Sharjah's emergency, crisis and disaster management team and the Sharjah Private Education Authority said.

"The safety and health of pupils, teachers, parents and all staff members is a priority for us and this decision was only taken after we made sure the nurseries are adhering to safety rules and are ready to welcome children back," said Dr Muhadditha Al Hashimi, chairman of Sharjah Private Education Authority.

Authorities took the decision after carrying out inspections to ensure nurseries were prepared to resume classes safely.

Schools across most of the Northern Emirates switched to online learning in mid-February following a rise in Covid-19 cases in the UAE.

At the time, all public and private schools and nurseries in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain were asked to resume distance learning.

At the end of February, Sharjah education authorities announced all schools and nurseries in the emirate would continue distance learning for the rest of the spring term.

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