Vaccinated, recovered students are exempted from the weekly rapid antigen test required to enter schools, according to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
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Students who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 infection are exempted from the weekly rapid antigen test required to enter schools, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education said on Thursday.
The testing kits will continue to be provided to government school students only through their schools, and the date of receipt will be sent via text messages to their parents.
The exemption will apply only if students can furnish vaccination certificates proving receipt of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the past nine months or a certificate of recovery from an affiliated health centre.
Unvaccinated students are required to continue the home antigen rapid examination on a weekly basis.
Random COVID-19 examinations will be held at all educational levels by the health teams of the Ministry of Public Health.
The ministry said schools would return to pre-pandemic timings from Sunday, (February 20), with a commitment to implement all precautionary measures established in this regard.