Schools in the UAE that follow the Ministry of Education curriculum are to follow strict safety guidelines for grade 12 pupils sitting final exams in June.
The Ministry of Education and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority on Monday announced the protocols.
Exams will be held from June 8 to 17.
All pupils, teachers, administrators and support staff, including cleaning and catering staff, and security guards, are required to present a negative PCR test result on June 8 and June 13, providing test results are no more than four days old.
Pupils and staff should arrive at schools at least 30 minutes before the exam. School gates will open 60 minutes before tests begin.
Parents and guardians will not be allowed to enter the school. Those accompanying disabled pupils can escort children but will need a negative PCR test result and must follow all precautionary measures.
Pupils and staff must wear face masks at all times and follow physical distancing rules.
Children infected with the virus and those in self-isolation after coming into contact with a patient will be exempt from the exam. They will sit the test at a later date.