The protective measures taken by the UAE's Ministry of Education, as well as the immigration restrictions recently implemented, raise a number of issues from both a commercial and employment perspective for operators in the education sector. Partners Ross Barfoot, Dino Wilkinson and Senior Associate Samantha Ellaby held a webinar to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on the education sector in the UAE.

  • UAE immigration restrictions, their impact on recruitment and practical suggestions for mitigation 
  • How to manage staff sickness, quarantine and absence
  • Remote working and distance learning
  • Travel bans and restrictions 
  • Protective measures put in place by education regulators and their legal implications
  • Reviewing your contracts (including the parent/student contracts and supply contracts) and the points to look out for
  • How to deal with requests for tuition fee refunds or discounts
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Social media risks
  • Data protection and privacy issues relating to sharing/disclosure of information

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