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Posted On: 10 February 2022 08:33 pm
Updated On: 10 February 2022 09:00 pm

Vaccinated, recovered students exempted from weekly home antigen test: Ministry

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Vaccinated, recovered students exempted from weekly home antigen test: Ministry

After coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and an assessment of the current health situation in Qatar, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced on Thursday, 10 February 2022, the following:

  • Students who have been vaccinated and who have recovered from COVID-19 infection are exempted from the weekly rapid antigen test, with the need to present a vaccination certificate proving that they have received two doses of the vaccine during the past nine months or a certificate of recovery from the affiliated health center for the student.
  • Continuing to conduct home rapid antigen examination on a weekly basis for unvaccinated and unrecovered students.
  • Testing devices will continue to be provided to government school students only through their schools, and the date of receipt will be sent via text messages to the parents.
  • Continuation of random COVID-19 examinations at all educational levels by the health teams of the Ministry of Public Health.

The ministry said schools would return to pre-pandemic timings from Sunday, 20 February 2022, stating:

  • Returning the school day to the normal time that was applied before the pandemic in all educational stages. In terms of the start and end time of the school day, the time of lessons, and the timing of recess, with a commitment to implement all precautionary measures established in this regard.
  • The return of teaching physical education to students, and the implementation of extra-curricular school activities, including trips and others, according to the precautionary measures in place.

The Ministry said it takes this opportunity to emphasize its full keenness and commitment to the continuation of the educational process in a manner that suits all circumstances, with an emphasis on the application of precautionary measures for students, educational and administrative staff, according to the protocol approved by the Ministry of Public Health, especially the obligation to wear masks, achieve physical distancing, and good ventilation in classrooms and administrative offices.

The Ministry also calls on parents and students to adhere to the precautionary measures to preserve their health, and in a way that contributes to the continuation of the educational process on a regular basis.

Source: MOEHE
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