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Test for govt and private school employees before start of school year

Aug 26, 2020

To ensure safe and healthy environment in all government and private schools and educational institutions in the country, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health, issued a package of precautionary measures. 

“This reflects Ministry’s great concern for the continuity of the educational process in accordance with sound frameworks and strict health requirements to protect our children, students and staff,” ministry said in a statement. 

The educational and administrative aspects of the Coronavirus "Covid 19" are as follows:

1- Test for all government school employees by the Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Medical Corporation before the start of the school year and to ensure that they are free of disease.
2- Test for all workers in private schools by the private health sector before the beginning of the school year and to ensure that they are free of disease.
3- The priority for the tests will be for the academic staff (male and female teachers) and then the administrative staff.

The Ministry of Education stresses that all schools in the State of Qatar must follow the precautionary health measures to confront the Coronavirus "Covid-19", which were previously announced through the Ministry of Security and Safety Department.

The Ministry warns that whoever deliberately or negligently violates preventive procedures and measures in relation to infectious diseases and epidemics, he exposes himself to legal accountability before the competent authorities in the state, as the application of Law No. 9 of 2020 will not be negligent in the application of Law No. (9) of 2020, which amends some provisions of Decree-Law No. 17) for the year 1990 regarding the prevention of contagious diseases, the penalty of which may reach imprisonment for a period not exceeding 3 years and a fine not exceeding 200,000 Qatari riyals or either of these two penalties.