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Dubai: Face Masks No Longer Required Outdoors in Schools, Says KHDA

Sophia Banos-Lindner, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint, Science and Technology Editor 

Face masks are no longer required outdoors in Dubai schools, as per an updated safety standard released on Wednesday. 

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) stated this in a new set of guidelines issued applicable to private schools, universities, and early childhood centers in Dubai. The Emirate’s education regulator said, “Face masks are no longer required outdoors in schools.

However, things that remain in place include maintaining physical distance, regular and consistent sanitization, contact tracing by health and safety officers, compliance with safety standards according to Dubai Government authorities.

Close contact to return to school only if they are free of symptoms and positive Covid cases must be isolated for 10 days.

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