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QUALITY EDUCATION - GREAT FACILITIES AND INNOVATIVE TEACHING

covid-19

 

VACCINE PROTOCOL & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL:

To ensure that we begin the new academic year by being mindful of everyone’s safety and well-being, children will have to meet three types of safety requirements as mentioned below:

 

A. PCR Testing Requirements:

 

WHO IS EXPECTED TO TAKE A COVID-19 PCR TEST?

As per MOH directives, all children aged 12 and above who are not vaccinated are required to show a valid negative PCR test result not later than 72 hours to enter the school and a copy of the result must be submitted to the class teacher.

 

Therefore, every Sunday morning, the negative PCR test result must be produced to the class teacher and the day of taking the PCR Test should not be prior to Friday for a student who wishes to attend the classes on Sunday.

 

In addition to students, staff will also require valid negative PCR test results to access the school and take classes if they are not vaccinated.

   

HOW OFTEN WILL MY CHILDREN BE TESTED?

We are committed to the health and safety of our school community. Therefore, to identify any infections in a timely manner, all students aged 12 and above, teachers and support staff will have to be tested every week if they are not vaccinated.

 

In addition, following travel outside Kuwait anything during the academic year, students aged 12+, teachers and all support staff will be required to have a PCR with 72 hours maximum validity if they are not vaccinated.

 

Any changes and updates on the PCR testing may change based on the health situation and will be communicated throughout email.

   

WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILDREN FOR A PCR TEST?

Those above the age of 12 and are not vaccinated must take a PCR test in clinics authorized by the ministry of Health (MOH) Kuwait.

 

B. Approved Vaccine Requirements:

 

For the safety of the Scholl community, all staff in our school have been vaccinated. We encourage you to play your part by choosing to vaccinate your children for their wellbeing and the well-being of all others in school.

 

ARE VACCINES REQUIRED FOR ALL CHILDREN?

Students in the age group 4 to 11 do not have to be vaccinated as per Kuwait MOH regulations.

Students aged 12 and above must be vaccinated (completed 28 days after the second doze, with a Kuwait approved vaccine) to enter the school premises if they wish to attend school physically according to local health authorities.

If they have already started their vaccination journey (1st dose completed) they will be allowed to return to Scholl and attend face to face classes.

The vaccination status must be verified on the campus App.

Student aged 12+ can access the school premises if they are exempted from vaccination. However, the exemption certificate issued by the competent authority should be submitted to the class teacher.

Parents can take a screen shot of the exemption certificated from the immune App and submit a copy of it to the class teacher on the first day of the student attending the class.

Exemptions should be verified by the teacher or the school nurse on Immune App, or through an official letter form MOH Kuwait.

If your child turns 12 during the academic year, they are required to take the first dose of the vaccine within 4 weeks of turning 12 and they must complete the second dose on time.

   

WHAT IF YOUR CHILD AGED 12+ IS NOT VACCINATED?

They will only be allowed to enter the school on the day of any high-stakes exam, with proof of a valid negative PCR test.

The validity of the PCR test is 72 hours.

If you do not send your child to school for an exam, this might have negative consequences on your child’s academic achievement.

   

WHERE CAN I GET MY CHILD VACCINATED?

Please check the list of facilities and details on the MOH website.

 

Kuwait accepts vaccines as listed in the MOH’s website. If your children has been vaccinated outside Kuwait, please ensure that they carry a proof of vaccination to the school until a system is launched to verify and integrate international vaccination records with Immune App.

   

WHAT IF MY CHILDREN TRAVELLED OUTSIDE KUWAIT AND I CHOSE A PHYSICAL RETURN TO SCHOOL:

You must ensure they follow the quarantine/testing requirements set forth by MOH Kuwait. Refer to MOH website for details.

   

HOW WILL MY CHOLDREN’S SAFETY BE MANAGED AT SCHOOL?

Our school maintain the strictest safety measures in accordance with instructions we have received from MOH and MOE Kuwait.

 

In addition to this MOH will conduct regular inspections and monitoring to ensure school’s compliance of the following measures which include :

  • Physical Distancing
  • Wearing masks
  • Using sanitizer
  • Moving to distance learning in case COVID-19 cases are detected.

 

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