Self-isolation Guidelines

Self-isolation makes sense.

For school students and all school staff, self-isolation for 14 days after returning to the UAE is mandatory irrespective of which country you have travelled to.

What does self-isolating mean?

If you have been told to self-isolate, you need to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days. It is important to follow the advice for the whole period, even if you do not have any symptoms. Any ‘traveler who is sharing accommodation, will be provided with an alternative.


  • Stay at home.
  • Separate yourself from other people – for example, try not to be in the same room as other people at the same time.
  • Only allow people who live with you to stay in your home.
  • Stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened.
  • Ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you, such as getting groceries, medicines or other shopping.
  • Make sure you tell delivery drivers to leave items outside for collection if you order online.
  • Clean toilets and bathrooms regularly.
  • If you are a family, think about a bathroom rota, if a separate bathroom is not available, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves.
  • Use separate towels from anyone else in the household.
  • Wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water; dishwashers may be used to clean crockery and cutlery.
  • Stay away from your pets – if unavoidable, wash your hands before and after contact.


  • Invite visitors to your home or allow visitors to enter.
  • Go to work, school or public areas.
  • Use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis.
  • Share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home.

Monitor any symptoms

If you get a sore throat, cough, a fever or shortness of breath contact your HR Officer and they will advise and support you.


Staying Positive is a State of Mind

In the world of social media, it should be easy to stay in touch with friends and colleagues. Teachers will be expected to monitor E- learning programs and communicate on-line. Read that book you haven’t had time for, tidy the apartment, look for your next holiday destination. Phone a friend, play some music you love, contact someone you lost touch with, write a novel, paint, draw, meditate or if all else fails, watch Netflix! It’s important to stay engaged and positive.

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