Guidelines for Face-to-Face Programmes

SAFE DISTANCING MEASURES AND PROTOCOLS

The following measures are currently being taken at SCALE. (Updated as at 8 February 2022)

  1. Participants who are unwell, or have household members who displays symptoms such as cough and fever, or are on quarantine or stay home notice should not attend the event. If participants feel unwell at any point of time, they are required to return home / seek immediate medical attention.

    Here is the list of medical facilities nearest to University Town (UTown):
    ○ National University Hospital
    ○ List of hospitals
    ○ List of GP clinics

  2. Participants are required to have their Trace-together (TT) App on their mobile devices and Bluetooth switched-on at all times OR have their TT Tokens with them.

  3. To facilitate contact tracing, all non NUS participants are required to check-in via Trace-together only SafeEntry (TT-SE). Participants are required to check-in at the start of the day and check-out at the end of each day.

  4. NUS Staff are to utilise the uNivUS app and log-in to the NUS WIFI, to activate the NUSafe App.

  5. Participants are required to follow the Queue stickers to the attendance taking station and maintain a safe distancing of at least 1m from each other

    Q Stickers

  6. All participants must wear their mask at all times.

  7. 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.

  8. 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:

    Q-pole1 Q-pole2

  9. In the classroom, fixed seating is allocated and 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). 

  10. There should be no cross group mingling during and after the class session, including refreshment time and meal time. E.g., Person #1 in Group B should not approach and go near to talk to Person #2 of Group D at all times. 

  11. Please do not shake hands with people, or have any form of physical contact with people. 

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 

  14. 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. 

  15. There will be staggered break hours to avoid crowds and congestions.

  16. 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.
      • 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 (five pax per 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.

  17. Classrooms will be disinfected after each class ends. Each classroom is equipped with disinfectant wipes and spray.

  18. 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. 
  1. Instructors who are non-NUS staff are required to check-in via Trace-together only SafeEntry (TT-SE). Instructors are required to check-in at the start of the day and check-out at the end of each day. 

  2. Instructors must maintain a safe distance of 1m from the audience/students. The minimum 1m 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 #1 in Group B should not approach and go near to talk to Person #2 of Group D at all times.

  5. Instructors are to avoid shaking hands with people or have any form of physical contact with people. 

  6. To minimise the spread of droplets through vigorous speech, instructors must also use a microphone when they teach.

  7. 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. 

  8. Instructors must wear face masks and NOT face shields, when teaching (unless they are not able to, due to special needs or medical condition). 
     
  9. Instructors are reminded to take care of their personal hygiene by washing their hands frequently. They are also required to wipe down equipment used (including tables and chairs) after every session. 
     
  10. Instructors should assist to look out for participants and turn away those who are unwell. 

  11. 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.
      • All onboard must wear their masks at all times.
      • Please do not talk to one another or on mobile phones when on board the vehicle.
      • Help to ensure that members of each assigned group (five pax per group) are seated together.
      • Do not mix members of different groups when in the vehicle.

Please refer here for the latest updates on NUS Safe Management Measures in accordance to the changes in the National SMMs.

 
  • NUS SCALE
  • Guidelines for Face-to-Face Programmes
17 May 2022