COVID-19 Safety Regulations
Updated: Jan 28, 2022
Students and staff, who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for ten (10) days.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic. Clinical evidence and research indicated that COVID-19 is known to be transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person through coughing and sneezing and from touching surfaces contaminated with the virus.
Since then, COVID-19 regulations have been changed to match the severity of the situation throughout the two years. With the help of the DHA and the CDC and the UAE community, MDC has initiated a COVID-19 safety protocols that limit and work to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
The COVID-19 precautionary measures are the steps we take to limit the spread of the disease.
Students and staff who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms should stay home until they produce a negative PCR result and should be free of symptoms to resume.
Students and staff, who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for ten (10) days and produce a negative PCR result and should be free of symptoms to resume.
Students and staff, who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should quarantine for seven (7) days.
COVID-19 HYGIENE MANAGEMENT
Classrooms are sanitised regularly throughout the day as classes go on to ensure sessions are free from risk.
Washrooms are sanitised and cleaned every half-hour to avoid risk of bacteria and safety for students.
Hand-washing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is reinforced within the faculty and students
Face-Masks are mandatory for anyone entering and within the premises.
Face-masks may be removed while eating or performing high-intensity activities
Teachers and support for children of determination may wear clear/transparent masks during class to facilitate easy learning and visual aid.
It is not recommend using facemasks with exhalation valves, as it does not prevent the person wearing the facemask from transmitting COVID- 19 to others.
Adequate supplies for Infection Control Measures: Soap, Hand-Sanitiser, Disposable paper towels, Tissues, Disinfectant Wipes, No touch/foot pedal trashcans.
Promoting awareness in safety measures( Post signs in highly visible locations e.g. school entrances, restrooms to promote protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs (proper hand hygiene and wearing a facemask).