As the new academic year begins, all public and private health centres in the UAE capital will offer free PCR tests for students.
Making the announcement on Twitter, the Abu Dhabi Media Office said no fees will be charged until September 30.
They added that saliva tests will also be available at G42 healthcare centres and SEHA drive-thru facilities.
Covid-19 PCR tests are available for school students free-of-charge in all government and private screening centres until 30 September 2021.— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) August 30, 2021
The saliva test is also available in G42 healthcare centres and @SEHAHealth Drive-Through Screening Centres. pic.twitter.com/CKWmoUvr90
According to the latest guidelines issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), all students enrolled in Abu Dhabi's private and charter schools need a negative PCR test no older than14 days to return to the classrooms.
They also need to get tested every 14 days for the first month of the term.