COVID-19 Announcement - Students


Dear Students,

1.   The SP community has been working tirelessly to keep our campus safe for all and we have all students and staff to thank for the good cooperative spirit.  Let us continue in our efforts to keep our campus community safe to enable teaching and learning to continue.  In that spirit, let us adhere to the latest instructions:

a) All Year 1, 2, 3 and Poly Foundation Programme (PFP) tutorial/practical/lab classes will continue on campus while lectures continue to be online.Students can only come to campus for scheduled onsite tutorials/practicals/labs/assessments and must leave immediately after the last scheduled activity of the day. Students cannot linger on campus after lessons or stay on for project discussions. In classes, group size is capped at 2.

b) All CCAs will have to adhere strictly to the latest SMM advisories and guidelines.

c) Do not come to campus if you are unwell even with mild symptoms like dry/itchy throat or loss of sense of smell or have any flu-like symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat etc.). Please seek medical advice.

2.   Scenarios and Issuance of Leave of Absence (LOA)

Please make a Contact Declaration and apply for LOA (with the proof provided) and inform your Personal Tutor if any of the following apply to you.

Please refer to https://www.covid.gov.sg/resources/protocol-changes/9-oct for the new MOH Protocol details.

COVID Positive Leave Protocol

3.   Contact Declaration

Please note that Contact Declaration submission is ongoing and declaration must be made every time your situation changes.

4.    TraceTogether-only Safe Entry

TraceTogether-only (TT) Safe Entry is mandatory. Students should have their TT token or handphone with the TT app activated with them throughout the school day to facilitate accurate contact tracing, should the need arise. Keying/scanning of NRIC/FIN/other IDs/passport numbers or barcodes for safe entry will only be used in exceptional extenuating circumstances. Anyone entering SP’s campus, whether by car or on foot, will be subjected to checks.


5. Campus Entry and Exit

Entry into the campus will only be through the following entry points:

·      Gate 1 (along Dover Road) – all Vehicular Traffic

  • All occupants will have their TT-only Safe Entry checked.

  • Private Hire vehicles (PHVs) and taxis will now be allowed to drive into other parts of campus for pick up and drop off. Similarly, parents of students can also drive in for pick up and drop off.

·      To facilitate a smooth traffic flow at Gate 1,

  • Students are to show their student cards.

  • Parents of students can indicate their intention to pick up and drop off.

·      Pedestrian turnstiles at Dover MRT Station and T1A overhead bridge.

  • Students will have their TT-only SafeEntry checked.

  • Students are to tap their student card against the turnstiles (from MRT entry point to SP) in order to gain entry into the campus.

·      Other pedestrian turnstiles around the campus perimeter as shown below.

  • Students are to tap on the SafeEntry Gateway Box (mounted on the turnstile) with their mobile phone with the TT App activated OR with their TT token.

  • Students are then to tap their student card on the card reader (also mounted on the turnstile) to gain entry through the turnstile.

Pedestrian Turnstiles

6.   Dining

Students should adhere to the Safe Management measures that are in place in food courts and other on-campus dining places. Do take note of the food courts available for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals:

  • At food court 2, food court 3, food court 6 and McDonald’s – It will be accessible by everyone for takeaway, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. But dine-in will only be allowed for vaccinated persons.

  • At all the other food courts and eating places, entry will be restricted to only those vaccinated

  • Seating will be subject to the prevailing national restrictions.

As campus food courts will be crowded during term time lunch hours (11 am – 2 pm), you should not use the food courts as a study area during these hours. Please vacate your seat as soon as you finish your lunch in consideration of others who need a seat to consume their lunch.

The open benches near the lift lobby at T19 Level 2 & 3, Spectrum and Dover Front can be used for meals by everyone, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, only during 11 am - 2 pm. When consuming meals at these places during these stipulated hours of 11 am - 2 pm, one must eat alone (i.e. at 1-metre distancing between individuals) and there should not be any form of social interactions (such as conversations). Consumption of meals outside of these stipulated hours are strictly prohibited.

 

7.   Temperature Taking

Students are no longer required to monitor their temperature twice daily. All entry into campus, whether by car or on foot, will no longer be subjected to temperature screening. Students should continue to practice good hygiene and exercise good health-seeking behaviour, such as isolating themselves and seeking medical attention immediately if they are unwell.

8.   Wearing of Mask

Students are required to wear a mask. Face shields in lieu of masks are only allowed 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.

9.   Travel and Travel Declaration

If you are currently in Singapore, you are advised to defer all travel especially travel to higher-risk countries. Please take note of the following consequences of travel: No guarantee of re-entry, bearing the full expenses associated with re-entry into Singapore like swab tests.

  • If you are not a Singaporean or a Singapore PR, you will need MOE’s entry approval to return to Singapore. All students will have to apply for entry approval directly via the Safe Travel Office (STO) portal (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO),

  • 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. If you are unable to return in time to School, you will have to withdraw or defer your studies which would mean a disruption to your studies.

 

If you plan to travel, you are required to inform your Personal Tutor via email. You are to submit your travel declaration (Student Travel Declaration Form), by logging in with your SPICE account (PXXXXXXX) and password. As Singapore’s measures will evolve as the global situation changes, please check MOH’s updates on border measures (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) and MFA’s country-specific travel advisories (https://www.mfa.gov.sg/where-are-you-travelling-to). Please note there are countries where travellers are disallowed entry into Singapore via Student Pass Holder Lane.

Note: A travel declaration must be made every time your situation changes.

 

10.   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.  Safe Distancing Ambassadors will be stationed around campus to enforce SMM.

Please refer to the SP Disciplinary Rules & Regulations relating to COVID-19 in the Student Handbook

Some common contraventions to avoid: 

  • Gathering in groups that exceed the prevailing allowable group size in food courts and other social spaces.

  • Not wearing your face masks properly e.g. nose exposed.

  • Forgetting to put the face mask back on after taking a drink or finishing meals.

  • Rearranging furniture in food courts, social spaces and classrooms that were specifically set up to ensure safe distancing.

  • Rearranging furniture in food courts, social spaces and classrooms that were specifically set up to ensure safe distancing.

  • Not practising safe distancing while queuing e.g. when buying food or while entering/exiting campus via Dover MRT linkway.


11.    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.


12.    Enquiries

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

Let’s all work together to keep our campus and community safe.



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SP Management

 

 

 

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