COVID-19 Announcement - Students

 

Dear Students,

Some updates and reminders for the weeks ahead:

Students Returning To SP Campus

Starting Monday, 27 July 2020, more students will be allowed back on campus for face to face classes.  You would have been informed by your school on your scheduled in-campus classes. Please note that you must leave campus immediately after your last lesson of the day.

You must continue to remain vigilant and adhere to all precautionary measures which include the proper wearing of your face mask at all times and maintain at least 1m safe distance from everyone else.  Also, follow all instructions/announcements that have been put up, sent out or given by your lecturers or Safe Distancing Ambassadors.

Whenever you are back in campus, in addition to SafeEntry Check-In, you must download and ensure the TraceTogether app (link) is activated on your mobile device throughout your time on campus.  This will help in stopping the spread of COVID-19 through community-driven contact tracing.  Do not loiter or congregate in groups.  You are also strongly encouraged to avoid intermingling, in particular with students from other schools. To minimize intermingling, you can only go to the social spaces and food courts designated for your schools.

Please note that Ambassadors will be roving around campus to enforce compliance to rules and regulations.  They will record the particulars of those found flouting the rules (eg. safe distancing, face mask rules), and may also request to record your particulars to verify your presence on campus (a student on campus with no class sessions scheduled on campus would be subject to disciplinary action).

If Unwell 

  • If you are feeling unwell, you should see a doctor immediately, especially if you display symptoms like cough, sore throat, runny nose or have lost your sense of smell and should not come to campus (even if authorised /scheduled to do so).  Students who are unwell with respiratory symptoms will be checked for Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) when they consult their doctor and will likely be sent for a swab test (this is free).

  • A student who is sent for testing will be considered a COVID-19 suspect case.  He/she will be covered by the Medical Leave issued by the doctor, must not come to School to attend classes and must inform the Personal Tutor/Lecturer immediately.  Student should remain at home, self-isolate as much as possible, observe good personal hygiene, and monitor their health.  Most results will be available within 3 working days.  The Personal Tutor/Lecturer must be informed immediately once swab test results are received.

  • A student sent for swab testing must also make a Contact Declaration. Under item 2 of the database, please select Suspect Case (A person suspected by MOH).

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

  • Campus Entry and Exit

  • Only authorised students are allowed to enter campus. These students will be notified separately by Course Chairs or Module Lecturers via their ichat email.

  • Take your temperature before leaving your home to come to campus, and then report it via STRES. Do not come to campus if unwell. You are required to bring your thermometer to campus to take your temperature a second time later in the day, and also report that via STRES.

  • 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.
  • Students 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.
     
  • You must download and ensure that the TraceTogether app (link) is activated on your mobile device throughout your time on campus.
     
  • All students must wear a mask when in campus. Face shields in lieu of masks are only allowed only for students who have health conditions that may result in breathing or medical difficulties when a mask is worn for a prolonged period of time. The face shields must cover the wearer’s entire face, from the forehead to below the chin, wrapping around the sides of the face. Face shields may be worn on top of a mask to provide additional protection.

  • Adhere to the strict safe distancing measures within campus, do not loiter around campus and avoid intermingling to minimise the risk of transmission. Go to foodcourts and use social spaces in the vicinity of your classes only.

  • Safe Distancing Ambassadors will be stationed around campus to enforce safe distancing measures.

    To facilitate contact tracing, all students coming to campus are encouraged to download and activate the TraceTogether app.
  • Contact Declaration

    All students are required to submit your contact declaration (at this link: Student Declaration Form), 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 been in contact with a Confirmed Case/Suspect Case/Person under Quarantine Order/Person issued with Stay Home Notice. (Please note that this is on-going and declaration must be made every time your situation changes.) .

    Travel Declaration

    If you are currently in Singapore, do not travel overseas. For essential travels or emergencies, all students are required to seek approval from your School Director, through your Personal Tutor via email. Please keep email copy as proof of approval. Once approval is granted, submit your travel declaration (at this link: Student Travel Declaration Form), by logging in with your SPICE account (PXXXXXXX) and password. Disciplinary action will be taken if you leave the country without SP’s approval.

    • Check “No” or “Yes” on your travelling plans in the period May to July 2020. If “Yes”, fill up the required fields and click submit.

    • Students are reminded that it is your personal and social responsibility to provide accurate information in your Travel Declaration Form. Declarations must be made every time your situation changes.

    Disciplinary Rules

    It is important that everyone should play a part in exercising social responsibility to curb the spread of COVID-19. This entails strict observance of all precautionary measures. Anyone found breaching the measures will face disciplinary action as it endangers others. Please refer to the SP Disciplinary Rules & Regulations relating to COVID-19 in the Student Handbook.

    Student Support

    If you require any student support services, please click here for financial assistance or make an e-appointment to speak to our SP counsellors.

    Enquiries

    If you have enquiries, please contact SP at 6775 1133 during office hours from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except for Public Holidays) or write to contactus@sp.edu.sg.

     

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