COVID-19 Announcement - CET Trainee

Dear CET Trainees,

Singapore is well into the second phase of Singapore's reopening after the circuit breaker period which saw several business, educational and social entities resuming activities since 19 June 2020.

We urge all trainees to maintain high degrees of personal hygiene and civic mindedness, doing our part to curb this pandemic. Given the current situation and with more in-campus lessons gradually being resumed, trainees are expected to comply with the following measures, rules and policies:

A. COMPULSORY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TRAINEES’ COMPLIANCE

Disciplinary action(s) will be taken against trainees who refuse to comply with reference to the SP disciplinary rules and regulations.

S/N

Measures & Declarations

Instructions

Other details

Form Links

1

Compliance to SafeEntry, checking of student status and temperature checks at all entry points leading into the Singapore Polytechnic campus.

At any of designated entry points, trainees must comply if they are asked to:

a. Show proof of student status (bring along your Student Pass or confirmation email etc.).

b. Show proof of lesson (keep a copy of your timetable or course/lesson details handy)

c. Complete the SafeEntry form and/or other forms deemed necessary by the security personnel in charge.

d. Allow body temperature to be taken.

e. Put on a face mask (covering the nose and mouth) in the proper manner.

Trainees are reminded to be respectful and courteous. If refused entry for whatsoever reason, affected trainees must inform the lecturer/trainer, the programme administrator or PACE directly.

 

 

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2

Observe and maintain strict Safe Distancing Rules

Trainees must comply by:

a. Keep a safe distance of 1 meter of each other.

b. Stay within the same study group (of 5 pax maximum) and avoid intermingling/socialising with others.

c. Do not moving around the campus unnecessarily.

d. All trainees must download the TraceTogether App and ensure it is operational when they are entering campus. This will greatly help the contact tracers if there is a need to do contact tracing.

e. Come to lessons on time (not too early).

f. Go back home immediately once lesson is over.

Campus security and Safe Distancing Ambassadors will take enforce these rules and other measures to ensure avoidance of transmission risks.

Disciplinary action(s) will be taken against trainees who refuse to comply.

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3

Temperature Monitoring & Recording Form

Whenever you are back in campus, you are required to monitor your body temperature and record it via this form based on the following frequency:

S/N

Lesson duration

Requirement for Body Temperature Recording

Period(s) for Body Temperature Recording

Affected trainees from these courses

1

Less than or equal to four (4) hours

Once

Before coming to campus or during the lesson.

Short Courses, WSQ, Part Time Dip./Post Dip, WSP (ELP/PCP/AnT)  etc.

2

More than four (4) hours

Twice

i) Once in the morning followed by another in the afternoon.

 

OR  


ii) Once before the course followed by another after the course.

Short Courses, WSQ, WSP (ELP/PCP/AnT)  etc.

Trainees should not come to SP campus if the body temperature is 37.5 degrees Celsius and above (fever).

Trainees who develop fever in campus or exhibiting signs of respiratory ailment symptom), should inform the lecturer/trainer and leave the campus to seek medical immediately. See further advice under S/N 5.

Form

4

Declaration of Close Contact Form

All trainees are required to submit your contact declaration if, to the best of your knowledge, in the past 14 days, you:

• are a Confirmed Case/Suspect Case/Person under Quarantine Order/Person issued with Stay Home Notice, or have Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) symptoms, such as runny nose, cough or sore throat., or

• have been in contact or living with a Confirmed Case/Suspect Case/Person under Quarantine Order/Person issued with Stay Home Notice, or a person with ARI symptoms. (Please note that this is on-going and declaration must be made every time your situation changes.).

• Individuals with ARI symptoms should seek medical attention immediately. (Please update any swab test results to PACE if any). 

If required to come to campus, please seek advice from the PACE Academy directly first.

PACE will conduct further enquiries upon receiving such declarations, and if so deemed, PACE may offer the affected trainee a Leave of Absence, course postponement or refund, depending on the type of course/programme lesson scheduling the trainee is registered for etc.

Affected trainee(s) may also update PACE directly.

Form

 

5

Declaration of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) diagnosis and Swab testing outcome Form

Any trainee who have sought medical attention and been diagnosed with ARI should update PACE on the diagnosis using this form and whether a swab testing was done including its outcome using this form. Please also upload your MC for our reference.

Affected trainees should advised not to doctor-hop and inform the doctor of student status with Singapore Polytechnic.

Affected trainee(s) should remain at home throughout the duration of the medical/hospitalisation leave and comply with other instructions given etc.

The lecturer/trainer or programme administrator will follow up with the affected trainee(s) on administrative matters, if any.

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6

Travel Declaration Form

All trainees are are strongly discouraged to travel abroad. Trainees must make a declaration if he/she have travelled/are travelling overseas in 2020.

For New Trainees - A declaration must be submitted before coming the first lesson using this form.

For Returning Trainees - Trainees should update their declaration if there are any changes since their last declaration using this form.

Trainees should note the following should they chose to travel overseas during this period:

• Bear the full expenses associated with re-entry into Singapore like serving of 14-day Stay-Home-Notice, swab tests.

• If swab test result is administered and found positive, affected trainee(s) will have to pay for all medical expenses (it may cost S$20,000) regardless of citizenship.

• For non-Singaporeans or Singapore PRs, MOE’s entry approval to return to Singapore and there is no guarantee it will be granted.

• Re-entry is also not guaranteed as there may be delays should there be changes in the COVID-19 situation in Singapore or your home country/place of visit.
•        Being unable to return in time for the next semester, affected trainee(s) will have to withdraw or defer studies as face-to-face lessons are likely to resume in the next semester.  Deferring of studies would mean a delay to graduation and extra costs for tuition fees for an extra semester, etc.

Form

B. LIKELY SCENARIOS AFFECTING CET TRAINEES

S/N

Scenario

Context

Advice for trainees according to courses/programmes

Other instructions and details

Form Link

1

Trainee feels unwell or falls sick.

Outside

SP campus

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS. Seek medical attention immediately even if your symptoms are mild.

 

Do not doctor-hop and inform the doctor that you are attending lessons in Singapore Polytechnic.

If you have the following symptoms, even so it is mild, seek medical attention:

a.   Febrile (feverish) - Body temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or above.

b.   Coughing.

c.    Running nose / cold or experiencing loss of smell.

d.   Sore throat.

You are required to update PACE on the following after you have sought medical attention using this form:

a.   Medical diagnosis.

b.   Medical test(s) taken, if any. In particular, if you are diagnosed with an Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI), you will be subjected to do a swab test.

c.    Outcome of medical test(s), if any. Swab test results typically is ready within 3 days.

d.   Copy of medical or hospitalisation leave.

Declaration of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) diagnosis and Swab testing outcome Form

NB: PACE will follow up by contacting the trainee to understand the situation better and may offer (not limited to) the following arrangements; make-up lesson(s), Leave of Absence (LOA), postponement or refund (cancellation) etc.

While having lesson in SP campus

Trainee should inform the lecturer/trainer and leave the campus to seek medical attention immediately. Please inform SP Security if ambulance assistance is required.

2

Trainee has no in-campus lesson scheduled but wish to enter SP Campus.

Strictly not allowed to enter campus.

Self-study should be done at home. Group discussions should be done online instead. Seek further facilitation from the lecturer/trainer.

For any other matters, please contact your programme administrator or PACE directly.

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3

Trainee has plans to travel overseas.

Anytime in 2020

Travel declaration is required. Trainees are strongly discouraged to travel during the COVID-19 period while being active in course/ programme.

For New Trainees -  A declaration must be submitted before coming the first lesson using this form.

For Returning Trainees - Trainees should update their declaration if there are any changes since their last declaration using this form.

Travel Declaration Form

Anytime beyond 2020

No travel declaration is required at this moment of time

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4

Trainee just returned from overseas, and thus placed under Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

Do not come to SP campus.

 

Update lecturer/trainer or the programme administrator for follow up action and advice.

For New Trainees -  A declaration must be submitted before coming the first lesson using this form.

For Returning Trainees - Trainees should update their declaration if there are any changes since their last declaration using this form.

Travel Declaration Form

5

Trainee is put under Quarantinee Order (QO) by MOH or have been in contact or living with someone placed under QO.

Make/Update Contact Declaration Form immediately. PACE will follow up by contacting the trainee to understand the situation better and may offer (not limited to) the following arrangements; make-up lesson(s), Leave of Absence, postponement or refund (cancellation) etc.

Declaration of Close Contact Form

6

Trainee came in close physical contact or proximity to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 or who is awaiting results of such tests.

7

Trainee came in contact of a sick individual(s) with fever and/or ARI symptoms.

Encourage that individual to seek medical attention and obtain an MC with confirmation of the flu-like symptoms.

 

Do not come to SP campus. Please seek advice from the PACE Academy directly first.

 

C. USEFUL INFORMATION/RESOURCES FOR CET TRAINEES

S/NInformation/ResourceDetailsURL Link
1Contacting the PACE AcademyHotline: 6772-1288
COVID-19 WhatsApp Service: 8607-5440
Email: pace@sp.edu.sg
PACE Academy
2Visiting the One-Stop CentreOne Stop Center
3Understanding SP Disciplinary Rules & Regulations for CET StudentsPACE Student HandbookStudent Handbook
4Coming to SP CampusEntry into the campus will only be through the following entry points, with all other entrances closed:
a) Gate 1 (along Dover Road)
b) Pedestrian turnstiles at Dover MRT Station

Trainees coming via vehicles will have to be dropped off either at the Dover MRT Station driveway or Gate 1 drop-off area. They are not allowed to be dropped off inside campus.

For those with special needs that require drop-off inside campus, they will have to inform Security when they arrive at Gate 1 and they will be directed accordingly.
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