SAFE DISTANCING MEASURES AND PROTOCOLS
While the risk of community spread in NUS is low, the following measures are currently being taken. (Updated as at 14 October 2020)
- All participants will be required to declare their daily temperature. For half-day sessions, temperature would be taken either in the morning or afternoon before entering the class. For full-day sessions, temperatures would be taken once in the morning before entering the classroom and another time in the afternoon, after lunch and before entering the classroom.
- Participants are required to follow the queue stickers to the temperature screening stations. Participants will have their temperature taken and a coloured sticker will be given to participants who do not register a temperature reading of more than 37.5 degree Celsius. This sticker must be worn and made visible to the Safe Distancing Ambassador throughout the day. Participants will be issued a different coloured sticker for each day that they are on campus.
Participants who are unwell, or have household members who display symptoms such as cough and fever, or are on quarantine or stay home notice, are to not attend the event/programme. If participants feel unwell at any point of time, they are required to return home/seek immediate medical attention.
- Participants who register a temperature of 37.5oC and above would be asked to sit at a waiting area to cool down. After 10mins, their temperature would be taken again. If they still register a high temperature (37.5oC and above), participants (youths) should contact their next of kin to pick them up and take them to the doctor immediately or take a private transport to the nearest clinic/hospital. Meanwhile, they would be taken to a separate isolation room/area to wait till they are picked up.
Participants (adults) who register a high temperature, are strongly advised to take a private transport or drive themselves to see the doctor immediately.
Here is the list of medical facilities nearest to UTown:
- To facilitate contact tracing, all participants who are non-NUS staff and students are required to check-in to SafeEntry, via the QR code posted at the door to the classroom. Participants are required to check-in at the start of the day and check-out at the end of each day.
NUS staff and students are to utilize the uNivUS app and log-in to the NUS WIFI, to activate the NUSafe App.
- Participants without a mobile phone may check in via the Visitor Registration System: https://myaces.nus.edu.sg/nusvrs/. A hardcopy registration form is also available, if required.
- A mask must be worn at all times.
- For the duration of the programme, participants are not allowed to visit other parts of the NUS campus, take the internal shuttle buses and cannot purchase food and beverages from the NUS campus.
- If tea break(s) and lunch are provided, participants would each receive a bento box. Participants would have to follow the Queue sticker to collect their bento box and sit at the designated area to have their meals. Please refer to pictures below:
- In the classroom, fixed seating are allocated and will be separated to ensure safe distancing. Participants are to remain at their allocated seats and are not allowed to move the seats, add additional seats and such. (E.g., participants should be seated at alternate seats).
- There should be no cross-group mingling during and after the class session, including during refreshment and meal times. E.g., Person #3 in Group B should not approach and go near to talk to Person #5 of Group D at all times.
- Please avoid shaking hands with people, or have any form of physical contact with people.
- Participants will be assigned to a group of up to five pax per group per table setting (depending on the number of participants). Within the group of five pax, participants should keep a 1m safe-distance between group members.
- Participants should also keep a minimum 1m safe distance between groups (max five pax per group). The 1m safe distance is between the two nearest persons in two groups.
- Participants are to observe good personal hygiene, i.e., wash their hands frequently. Hand sanitizers are available in all the classrooms and are placed next to the door.
- There will be staggered break hours to avoid crowds and congestions.
- If the programme comprises of site visit(s) where transportation is required, the following guidelines on taking public transport will be observed:
- Seating arrangements are made according to the allowable vehicle capacity. Participants will be assigned to groups of no more than five members.
- All who are on board the vehicle must wear their masks at all times.
- Please do not talk to one another or on mobile phones when on board the vehicle.
- Members of each assigned group will be seated together when on board the vehicle.
- Members of the different groups should not mix and/or inter-mingle when onboard the vehicle
- Classrooms will be disinfected twice a day (every morning and in the afternoon), before start of class.
- Common toilets will be cleaned and amenities will be replenished every morning and afternoon. Common areas such as corridor, lifts, and areas with surfaces that are frequently touched by people will be cleaned twice a day.
- Instructors who are NUS staff are required to complete their temperature taking and declaration via the uNivUS App twice a day.
- Instructors who are non-NUS staff are required to log-in to SafeEntry, via the QR code posted at the door to the classroom. They are required to check-in at the start of the day and check-out at the end of each day.
- Instructors must maintain a safe distance of 2m from the audience/students. The minimum 2m may be achieved with the following measures:
- Keep the nearest two seats (with safe-distancing intervals implemented) in the first row, or first and second rows, empty, where appropriate.
- Keep the entire first row, or first and second rows, of seats empty, where appropriate.
- Instructors are allowed to move between groups but there should be limited contact; they are recommended to stay at the front of the class as much as possible.
- Instructors are to ensure that there should not be any cross-group mingling during and after the class session, including refreshment and meal times. E.g., Person #3 in Group B should not approach and go near to talk to Person #5 of Group D at all times.
- Please avoid shaking hands with people or have any form of physical contact with people.
- To minimize the spread of droplets through vigorous speech, instructors must also use a microphone when they teach.
- Instructors are to use their personal microphone or the in-house microphone (coupled with the use of a microphone cover) in seminar room/lecture theater to speak and to teach. This is to reduce the need to raise their voice, which results in an increase in spread of bodily fluid from mouth and nose.
- Instructors can either wear a mask or a face shield when teaching. They are to wear a face mask immediately after teaching is completed.
(Instructors are allowed to wear face shield in place of face mask when conducting Face-to-Face lessons. Wearing of both face mask and face shield is not needed.)
- Instructors are reminded to take care of their personal hygiene by washing their hands frequently. They are required to wipe down equipment used (including tables and chairs) after every session.
- Instructors should assist to look out for participants and turn away those who are unwell.
- If there is site visit(s) involving transportation, do follow the following guidelines on taking public transport.
- Seating arrangements are made according to the allowable vehicle capacity.
- All onboard must wear their masks at all times.
- No talking at all times when on vehicle.
- Help to ensure that members of each assigned group are seated together.
- Do not mix members of different groups when in the vehicle.