Important COVID-19 Advice

Keeping the GEMS Community Informed

Keeping You Informed

This is an unprecedented time for everyone within education in the UAE, from teachers and students to principals, education providers and regulators. We are proud of how, together, we have overcome every challenge to ensure learning has continued with the least possible disruption.

Now, we are looking forward to the re-start of our on campus provision later this calendar year. However, just like all schools and school providers in the UAE, we have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and we know you have questions about how children will be learning both now and in the future.

We want to help you get your answers, which is why we have set up this news and advice page, drawing on all the public information available as well as the knowledge and expertise of our team. If you can’t find your answer here then you can contact us and we will look into it and get back to you as soon as we can. We will also be updating this page whenever we have more news to ensure that you know just as soon as we do.

Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer - GEMS Education

Important COVID-19 Updates


COVID-19 Awareness Training

In support of our efforts to ensure the highest health and safety standards are followed in our communities, we have developed an eLearning course specific to COVID-19, accessible to everyone.


CIS moves to a new campus

Effective September 2020, GEMS Cambridge International School will relocate to a campus located in Al Twar, Dubai


WSD moves to new campus in Dubailand

Starting September 2020, GEMS Winchester School, Dubai will temporarily relocate to the campus of GEMS Heritage Indian School.


Little GEMS International Al Barsha suspends educational services

Little GEMS International Al Barsha will not be reopening in the new academic year. Children from the nursery will be offered priority placement in other schools within the GEMS network.


GHS to suspend all educational services by March 2021

It is with regret that we will suspend educational services at GEMS Heritage School in March. Our parent relations teams are working with families to arrange seamless transfers.


Suspension of Remote Learning

We have reluctantly suspended access to our remote learning programmes for a very small percentage of families that have outstanding school fees.


COVID-19 Relief Package

The GEMS Education Covid-19 Relief Package provided financial assistance designed to support families that have been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.


Health and Safety at GEMS

The safety and well-being of our students and school communities is our number one priority. We have 60 years’ experience of delivering the highest standards in Health and Safety.


Remote Learning

GEMS students have collectively attended over 25 million remote-learning online sessions to date. Thank you to all of our students for their dedication to learning.

From our Education Experts



Child Safeguarding

The GEMS Education Safeguarding and Child Protection team promote the highest standards of student welfare so that our students thrive in their personal, social and emotional interactions.


E-learning Resources

Here is a select range of remote learning resources to support in intelligent and practical ways whilst navigating these unprecedented times.

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