COVID-19 Announcement - Students


Dear Students,

You are all part of the SP community that has been working together to keep our campus community safe to enable teaching and learning to continue. Let us continue in that spirit.  The latest updates are given below: 

1.   Classes

All students are welcome on campus regardless of Vaccination Status. Year 1, 2, 3 and Poly Foundation Programme (PFP) tutorial/practical/lab classes will continue on campus while lectures continue to be online. Students may choose to come back to campus even when there are no face-to-face classes that day. Mask-wearing is no longer mandatory on campus, in both indoor and outdoor settings. However, if unwell, students should mask-up and minimise in-person interactions. There are no group size limits.  

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. The Unvaccinated

Effective 10 Oct 2022, all Vaccination-differentiated measures (VDS) are fully lifted. Hence, there are no more restrictions for the unvaccinated for on campus dining, and online submission of Antigen Rapid Test (ART) results in order to be able to dine at food courts is no longer required.  

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

Please make a COVID-19 Health 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/ for the new MOH Protocol details.

  • To self-isolate at home, and take self-ART after 72 hours.
  • You may exit self-isolation (a) if you test negative on an ART self-administered, or (b) on Day 7 (if fully vaccinated or below 12 years old) or Day 14 (if unvaccinated/partially vaccinated and aged 12 and above) without a need to test, whichever is earlier. Days are counted starting with the day you first tested positive as Day 1.
  • If you become unwell at any time, such as high fever or breathlessness, see a doctor.
ProtocolDescriptionApproachAction by Student and School
1Feeling Unwell
  • To see a doctor, and if tested positive, you will be placed on Home Recovery Programme by default.
  • You are to self-isolate for the first 72 hours from your positive test result and then take an ART.
  • You may exit self-isolation (a) if you test negative on an ART self-administered, or (b) on Day 7 (if fully vaccinated) or Day 14 (if unvaccinated/partially vaccinated) without a need to test, whichever is earlier. Days are counted starting with the day you first tested positive as Day 1. 
  • Student to make a COVID-19 Health Declaration to SP and apply LOA for the first 3 days with doctor’s positive test result as evidence.
  • Take ART after 72 hours:

i. If negative, student will end isolation and can attend lessons on campus. Student to do online submission for Protocol 1 with uploaded proof before returning to campus (Submit here).

ii. If positive, to apply for further LOA which will only be approved with positive test result for that day.

2You are well but tested positive for COVID-19
  • To self-isolate at home, and take self-ART after 72 hours.
  • You may exit self-isolation (a) if you test negative on an ART self-administered, or (b) on Day 7 (if fully vaccinated or below 12 years old) or Day 14 (if unvaccinated/partially vaccinated and aged 12 and above) without a need to test, whichever is earlier. Days are counted starting with the day you first tested positive as Day 1.
  • If you become unwell at any time, such as high fever or breathlessness, see a doctor.

 

  • Student to make a COVID-19 Health Declaration to SP and apply LOA for the first 3 days with initial positive ART result as evidence.
  • Take ART after 72 hours:
    1. If negative, student will end isolation and can attend lessons on campus. Student to do online submission for Protocol 2 with uploaded proof before returning to campus (Submit here).
    2. If positive, to apply for further LOA which will only be approved with positive test result for that day.
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You have been informed of exposure to an infected person

 

 

  • Take an ART self-test over the next 5 days.
  • Only go out if the ART result is negative. If your ART result is positive, see Protocol 2.
  • If ART result is negative on Day 5, no further test is needed.

 

 

  • No declaration is needed for those who have been informed that they are a close contact of a positive case.

 

 

4.   COVID-19 Health Declaration

Please note that COVID-19 Health Declaration submission is ongoing and a declaration must be made every time your situation changes.

5.    TraceTogether/SafeEntry (TT/SE)

TT/SE will no longer be needed at the MRT or Gate 1 entry points from Tue, 26 Apr 2022. If students are walking in through Gate 1, they are to show their Student Card to the Security Officers at the Gate 1 Guard House. If students are coming from the Dover MRT, they just have to tap their Student Card at the gantries to gain entry.

6. Campus Entry

The campus will still be restricted only to students, staff, authorised visitors and other persons with business. They will enter using their Student/Staff card or a Letter of Entry (LOE). However, for taxi drivers, private hire car drivers and family members driving into campus at Gate 1 to drop off their passengers, LOEs are not needed; only the passenger(s) will be asked to produce their Student/Staff Card or LOE.

7.   Dining

There are no restrictions on campus dining for anyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated. 

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.

8.   Mask Wearing & Group Sizes

Mask wearing is optional for all indoor and outdoor settings on campus and group size limits are lifted.

9.   Travel and Travel Declaration

If you are travelling, please submit your travel declaration (Student Travel Declaration Form), by logging in with your SPICE account (PXXXXXXX) and password. Please also check updates on travel-related information on ICA’s website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart) and MFA’s country-specific travel advisories (https://www.mfa.gov.sg/where-are-you-travelling-to).

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 (e.g. if you test positive for COVID-19, you should not come to campus) otherwise you can face disciplinary action for endangering others.  

Please refer to the SP Disciplinary Rules & Regulations in the Student Handbook


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 .


From

SP Management