COVID-19 Announcement - CET Trainee


Dear CET Trainee,

With effect from 22 June 2020, most of the CET (Continuing Education and Training) Programmes including Part-time Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Specialist Diploma and Diploma (Conversion) courses will be conducted online. Trainee will only be allowed into the campus if he/she has been informed by Singapore Polytechnic. For in-person training, precautionary measures will be taken accordingly.

Singapore Polytechnic has put in place some precautionary measures as a result of COVID-19. Please take careful note of these measures when you returning to the campus.

If Unwell

  • If you are feeling unwell, you should see a doctor immediately, especially if you display respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, and runny nose), and should not come to campus (even if authorised /scheduled to do so).  Please inform Doctor that you are a student in Singapore Polytechnic. Doctors will require a proof of identity and you will need to produce your Student Card. As part of national measures to quickly contain any potential spread of COVID-19, students who are unwell with respiratory symptoms will be checked for Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) when they consult their doctor.  Those diagnosed with ARI will be prioritised for COVID-19 testing, which involves undergoing a swab test (this is free) at a polyclinic or Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) participating in the Swab-and-Send-Home (SASH) initiative or Regional Screening Centre set up by the Health Promotion Board.

  • If you have been sent for testing, you will be covered by the Medical Leave issued by the doctor. You must not come to campus to attend classes while waiting for the test result.  Please remain at home, self-isolate as much as possible, observe good personal hygiene, and monitor your health.  Most results will be available within 3 working days, and the doctor will contact you about the results.  You must email the swab test results to 24 hours.

  • If you or a household member (18 yrs old and above) are feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms (such as fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose), do not come to campus. Please see a doctor or encourage your household member to see a doctor and obtain an MC with confirmation of the flu-like symptoms. 

  • 1  Campus Entry and Exit

    Please note the following for those trainee seeking entry into campus:

  • Only authorised trainee are allowed to enter campus. Those authorised to return would have been notified separately by lecturers via their iChat email.

  • Entry into the campus will only be through the following entry points, with all other entrances closed.  
    • Gate 1 (along Dover Road)
    • Pedestrian turnstiles at Dover MRT Station
    • All other gates with turnstiles will operate as exit points only.
  • Trainee 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. Note that the driver will need to go through temperature screening, do SafeEntry Check In and submit the visitor declaration form before being allowed to proceed into campus for the drop off.

  • You must do the SafeEntry Check In and show your SafeEntry Check In Pass on your mobile phone for verification by the security personnel at the entry points, before you are allowed into the campus. Alternatively you can produce your NRIC or Transitlink Concession Card for SafeEntry Check In via scanning at the entry points. When you leave the campus, you must do the SafetyEntry Check Out on your own.

  • After you have passed the SafeEntry Check In verified by the security personnel, you must then tap your student card (against the turnstiles at Dover MRT Station entrance in order to gain entry into campus.

  • Everyone must wear a mask when in campus. Face shields in lieu of masks are only allowed for those who have health conditions that may result in breathing or medical difficulties when a mask is worn for a prolonged period of time

  • Adhere to the strict safe distancing measures within campus so as to avoid risks of transmission.

  • Do not loiter around campus. You are only to proceed to those rooms specified for you, including where you can eat, and to use only restrooms near to these places.
  • Leave campus immediately after lessons and go straight home. Do not congregate or move about in groups. Safe Distancing Ambassadors will be stationed around campus to enforce safe distancing measures.

    To facilitate contact tracing, all Trainee coming to campus are encouraged to download and activate the TraceTogether app.
  • 2  One Stop Centre

    Please kindly refer to here for One Stop Centre (OSC) details. 

    Temperature Taking & Recording

    All CET trainee will be required to record your temperature, once before class. For full-day classes, you are required to bring along your thermometers, take and record a second temperature reading in the afternoon. Please make your temperature recording(s) at this link.

    If you have any symptoms of illness (such as fever, cough and shortness of breath), you should inform your lecturer and leave the campus immediately.

    Declaration on contact cases

    In addition to the requirement to make a travel declaration, you are also required to submit a declaration if, to the best of your knowledge, in the past 14 days, you:

    1. are a Confirmed Case/Suspect Case/Person under Quarantine Order, or
    2. have been in contact with a Confirmed Case/Suspect Case/Person under Quarantine Order, in the past 14 days.

    If (a) or (b) applies to you, please make your declaration at MyCEMS.


    • Confirmed/suspect Case - A person confirmed or suspected by MOH to have the Novel Coronavirus.
    • Person under Quarantine Order – A person under quarantine order from MOH.

    Travel Declaration

    Please declare your travel details (including the city or province) in the Travel Declaration Form if you have travelled/are travelling overseas in 2020. Please note that all travel must be declared. Trainee are reminded of your personal and social responsibility in providing accurate data in the travel declaration system. This is for your strict compliance.

    All trainee returning from overseas will be issued with a 14 day Stay-Home Notice (SHN), and thus not allowed to come to class.


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