New LOA Requirement for Students Residing with Persons Serving SHN Returning from High-Risk Countries
As of 8 November 2020, if your household members are returning from high-risk countries, they are required to serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated facilities by default. However, they may appeal to serve SHN at home due to extenuating circumstances e.g. medical grounds.
To minimise transmission risks on campus, students residing in the same household as a Person Serving SHN (PSHN) at home will be required to go on LOA. The LOA requirement would not apply if the PSHN had returned from a lower-risk country where the default option is to serve SHN at their own accommodation (refer to table below).
LOA Requirement Based on Country of Return:
| Countries/Region|| New LOA Regime|
- Australia (New South Wales)
- All other countries
- LOA required for students in the same household as risk of household transmission is high
- Australia (except New South Wales)
- Mainland China
- New Zealand
- LOA not required for students in the same household as risk of household transmission is low
As long as you have a household member serving SHN, you will need to contact Student Support via firstname.lastname@example.org to declare:
- Whether you are residing in the same place of residence as a household member who is currently serving SHN at home, and if so
- Which country the household member has visited and returned from.
Please type in the email subject as “Household Member on SHN – (*insert PI Number*)”. Student Support will follow up with you accordingly if an LOA is required. The duration of the LOA will be aligned to the duration of the household member’s SHN.
New Travel Declaration
Please submit a new travel declaration for trips with arrival dates from 1 January to 30 June 2021. This supercedes any earlier travel declarations, and is required even if you do not have any travel plans. A restriction on the Canvas Learning Management Platform will be implemented on the accounts of all students who have yet to submit their travel declaration by 25 January 2021.
*Note: You will be able to access your Canvas account once you have submitted the declaration.
Updated Border Control Requirements
For students who have recent travel history to Hong Kong, Sabah (Malaysia), Indonesia, Philippines, there are changes to border control measures that you should take note of. Please refer to the student portal for more details.
Leave of Absence (LOA) for Medical Certificate (MC)/Hospitalisation Leave (HL)
If your household members are unwell, especially with flu-like symptoms, please encourage them to see a doctor. Should any of your household members be on MC/HL, please do not return to campus. Instead, email the MC/HL of your household member to Student Support (email@example.com) and you will be issued a letter to excuse you from face-to-face classes. If you have online classes, you can continue to attend them as usual.
Returning to Campus for Lessons
If you are returning to campus for face-to-face lessons, please submit a health declaration before coming to campus and keep the email notification sent to you as proof of declaration for at least 14 days.
On campus, show your scheduled class timetable to security staff and check in by scanning the SafeEntry QR code. Don’t forget to activate your mobile phone’s Bluetooth and TraceTogether app at all times. Temperature screening will continue to be administered on campus by security staff.
For students attending face-to-face classes on Sundays, please enter the campus via the Blk C basement carpark entrance as the other entrances will be closed.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging time for many. If you wish to talk to someone about your concerns, you can contact our counsellors at C-Three. For more information, visit https://www.suss.edu.sg/about-suss/centres/c-three.
The University will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and respond accordingly. Please check your email and the student portal regularly for more details. You may also refer to our website for updates.
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Your health and safety is our priority. We appreciate your help to keep our campus safe by following the above precautionary measures. Stay well and healthy.