The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) have outlined the safety procedures for school buses in the capital.
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A total of 7,625 school buses will operate this academic year in Abu Dhabi providing transport to more than 400,000 students.
All buses are regularly sanitised to protect the health of students, staff and drivers making the journey to and from school.
While riding the bus, children over the age of six are required to wear a mask at all times, avoid physical contact with others, sit in designated areas and sanitise hands before boarding.
Schools are required to check that bus drivers present a negative COVID-19 test result and must ensure there are enough buses available, with safe social distancing.
Drivers must have a negative COVID-19 test certificate from the last 14 days, wear a mask and gloves at all times when transporting children.
Temperature checks will also be carried out by school when students board and exit the bus at school.
For more information visit www.dmt.gov.ae.