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(updated 26 August 2021, Risk Assessment: DORSCON ORANGE)

Advisory and Updates on COVID-19

We are implementing a series of precautionary measures to keep our communities in SUSS safe, in close alignment with guidelines from Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Education (MOE).  

Let us be socially responsible, do our part in keeping good personal hygiene, follow these measures and keep our campus safe!

Latest Update

26 August 2021

The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health has released a new advisory regarding updates to Safe Management Measures (SMMs) and the resumption of activities for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). This has been in effect since 10 August 2021. Please see below for more information.

Precautionary Measures for visitors to SUSS Campus

The new semester starts on 26 July 2021. While most of our students are allowed to return to campus, classes will still be conducted online. Counters services, remain closed until further notice, with only a small team of University staff on site. Students are to call 6248 9111 or email to Student Support for any class-related matters. Check out updates for students here.

Regular upkeep and cleaning of campus facilities continues to be done frequently as needed.

 

Please submit a health declaration before coming to campus and keep email notification sent to you as proof of declaration for at least 14 days. 

Please wear a face mask (covering the nose and mouth) at all times while on campus. Temperature Screening has been removed with effect from 19 August 2021. Safe Entry check-in is required as per normal.

Only staff and students will be allowed back to campus. We seek your full co-operation with the Safe Management Officers and Security Officers who will be onsite to ensure compliance of all safety measures still in force.


TraceTogether-only Safe Entry (TT-only SE) has been implemented since 17 May 2021. Please carry the TT token or app with you at all times while on campus.

For more information please visit the websites of Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Education (MOE).

 

Pedestrian Entrances

Vehicular Entrances

Blk A Level 1 Plaza
Blk A Level 2 Atrium
Blk B Level 1 Entrance

Blk C Entrance 1
Blk A Entrance 2 (After roundabout)

 

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Below are the campus operating hours, with effect from 12 October 2020. 

Monday to Friday

7:30am to 7:30pm

Saturday

7:30am to 7:30pm

SundayClosed


Please take note of the F&B and retail outlets operating hours below.

F&B and Retail OutletsWeekdaysSaturdaysDining-in Specifications
Foodclique (Blk A, Level 3)8.00am – 4.00pm
ClosedSeating of up to five pax per group, fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals to continue to use takeaway services.
Seng City Print Services (Blk A, Level 2)8.30am – 5.30pm Closed 
Food Fest (Blk B, Level 1)7:30 am –  6:00 pm
8.30am – 4.00pm

Seating of up to five pax per group, fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals to continue to use takeaway services.
Subway (Blk B, Level 1)

8.30am – 6.00pm

8.30am – 4.00pm

Seating of up to five pax per group, fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals to continue to use takeaway services.
Starbucks (Blk C, Level 1)

8:00am – 7:00 pm

8.00am – 4.30pmSeating of up to five pax per group, fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals to continue to use takeaway services.


Important Information for Students

The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health have released a new advisory regarding the changes on the Safe Management Measures (SMMs) and updates to the Leave of Absence (LOA) policies. These changes have been in effect since 19 August 2021. Please refer to the following for a summary of the updates:

 

(A) Temperature Screening

 

Temperature screening in Institute of Higher Learning (IHLs) will be removed.

 

(B) Lectures and Large-scale Events

Up to a maximum of 250 students are allowed in lectures, provided all students are fully vaccinated; otherwise, class sizes will remain capped at 50 students.

Large-scale events, including convocation/graduation ceremonies, may take place with up to 1,000 attendees, subject to a cap of 50 pax per zone, if all attendees are fully vaccinated. Otherwise, only up to 50 attendees will be allowed without Pre-Event Testing (PET). Click here for more information.

The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health has released a new advisory regarding updates to Safe Management Measures (SMMs) and the resumption of activities for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). This has been in effect since 10 August 2021. Please refer to the following for a summary of the updates:

 

(A) Overall On-campus Presence

  • No more than 60% of the total student enrolment should be present on campus at any given point in time.
  • In-person classes and lectures are capped at a maximum of 50 persons, inclusive of trainer(s). 
  • Group work should be done in groups of not more than 5 persons with masks on at all times. 
  • Students on internships will continue with their work attachments, while following prevailing SMMs at their respective organisations. 
  • Click here to find out more.

 

(B) Examinations

  • In-person examinations can be held for up to 250 persons, in up to five zones with a maximum of 50 persons per zone, inclusive of invigilators/staff. 
  • Individuals in each zone should be seated at least 1 metre apart where possible, if not in groups of no more than 5 persons separated by 1 metre. 
  • Students sitting for exams do not need to participate in pre-event testing. 

 

(C) Dining-In at Food & Beverage (F&B) Establishments

  • Groups of up to 5 persons who are fully vaccinated are allowed to dine in at F&B outlets (Subway, Food Fest and Foodclique), with at least 1 metre distancing between groups and queues. 
  • Other F&B establishments such as Starbucks will only be able to offer takeaway/delivery.
  • Unvaccinated individuals can continue to use takeaway services. 
  • Individuals should mask up when not eating or drinking. 
  • Click here to find out more.

 

(D) Gym and Other Sport Facilities 

  • Low intensity mask-on activities: up to 50 participants in groups of no more than 5, or 16sqm per user (whichever is lower), are allowed regardless of vaccination status.  
  • High intensity physical and mask-off exercises: up to 30 participants in groups of no more than 5, or 16sqm per user (whichever is lower), are allowed provided all participants have been vaccinated.

 

(E) Group Student Activities 
Student activities can resume on campus with the following SMMs from 10 August 2021: 


Group sizes for low-risk, mask-on activities 

  • No more than 50 persons are allowed in each venue, with at least 1 metre distance between individuals or groups of no more than 5 persons (regardless of vaccination status). 

Sports and other dynamic activities 

  • Students must adhere to the latest SportSG’s guidelines. Click here to find out more. 

1) Outdoor activities (mask-on/off) and indoor mask-on activities:

  • Irrespective of vaccination or test status, classes may accommodate up to 50 persons including the instructor(s) in groups of no more than 5 persons, subject to the venue’s capacity limit (whichever is lower). 

2) Indoor mask-off activities:

  • Classes may accommodate up to 30 persons in groups of no more than 5 persons, subject to the venue’s capacity limit (whichever is lower), provided all individuals in the class are fully vaccinated. 

 

Participants in these sports activities should maintain at least 2 metres distancing between individuals, and at least 3 metres distancing for high intensity indoor exercises. Groups should not intermingle before, during and after the activities. Masks should also be put on immediately after the completion of strenuous activities.

 

Voice training, speech and drama, singing and playing of wind and brass instruments 

  • A maximum of 30 participants including instructor(s) and accompanist(s) are allowed per class, with only the same 10 participants allowed to be unmasked for the duration of the class. Please refer to National Arts Council’s advisory here.

 

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has released a new advisory recommending that those who have received the first and second dose of the vaccine avoid strenuous physical activities for one week. If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath or abnormal heartbeat after vaccination, please seek medical advice immediately. 

In addition, the COVID-19 Expert Committee continues to recommend vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible persons, including adolescents and younger men, as the protective benefits from the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the risks. Click here to find out more.



Please refer to Safe Travel Office website for more information on the latest travel advisory and border measures.

Leave of Absence (LOA) Policies

*If you fall under any of the below mentioned categories, please write in to Student Support via students@suss.edu.sg to declare.

Please also include important details in the email, e.g. MC period, Quarantine Order / Stay Home Notice period of the person you are staying in the same household with etc.

 

CategoryActionStudent Support’s Response

Confirmed Case

To declare if you are a close/recent contact with a confirmed case, but who was not placed on Quarantine Order (QO) by MOH.

LOA to be issued until MOH decides if you need to be issued a QO.

 

LOA will be rescinded for individuals who were not put on QO.

Person Under Quarantine (PUQ)

To declare if you are residing in the same household as a PUQ.

LOA to be issued for the duration of the PUQ’s Home Quarantine Order (HQO).

LOA to be rescinded once PUQ has a PCR negative result.

Students will need to perform an ART on Day 7 and 14 of the PUGQ’s HQO in accordance to MOH’s testing requirements.

To declare if you are residing in the same household as a PUQ who is awaiting transportation to a Government Quarantine Facility (GQF).

LOA to be issued, and will be rescinded once PUQ has a negative result (not necessarily at the GQF).

Person on Stay Home Notice (PSHN)

To declare if you are residing in the same household as a PSHN serving SHN at home.

LOA to be issued for the duration of the PSHN’s SHN.

Travelling to Singapore from overseas and serving 14-day SHN

To declare if you are travelling to Singapore from overseas and serving 14-day SHN*

*Please refer to ICA's SHN and Swab Requirements for Travellers to Singapore for more details.

LOA to be issued for the duration of the SHN, and 7 days after completion of the SHN.

Students/household members of students who have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 testing due to a COVID-19 cluster

To declare if you or your household members are required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 testing due to exposure to a COVID-19 cluster.

This will not apply to individuals who are working in sectors, such as healthcare and aviation, where mandatory RRT is required.

LOA to be issued until you or your household member obtains a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Students staying in the same household as individuals (6 years old and above) with flu-like symptoms

To declare if your household members have flu-like symptoms.

Please also furnish the MC of the household member as proof (if MC is available).

LOA will be issued until the report of a negative PCR/ART test for the household member, or the end of their MC, whichever is earlier.

If household member is not on MC, LOA will be capped at 5 days.

Students with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) symptoms and are on medical leave, but do not have a COVID-19 test result

To declare if you have ARI symptoms, you will be placed on LOA for 5 days after expiry of medical leave, if you do not have a COVID-19 test result.

LOA will be issued until 5 days after expiry of medical leave, or the report of a negative PCR/ART test result, whichever is earlier.

Students receive a “Health Risk Warning (HRW)”

To declare if you or your household members has received a “Health Risk Warning” or “Health Risk Alert”.

LOA will be issued until you report a negative entry PCR test result.

Household members of students receive a “Health Risk Warning (HRW)”

LOA will be issued until your household member reports a negative PCR test result.

Students receive a “Health Risk Alert (HRA)”

You will not be issued an LOA, but is encouraged to conduct a self-test.

Students with a positive ART test result should seek medical attention immediately and not return to campus until they receive a negative confirmatory PCR test result.

Household members of students receive a “Health Risk Alert (HRA)”

Please monitor your health and you can return to campus, if you are well. No LOA will be issued to you.

With effect from 26 May 2021, besides students whose household members are serving Home Quarantine Order (HQO), a LOA will also be issued to students staying in the same household as individuals who are awaiting transportation to a GQF. The LOA will match the duration of the Quarantine Order (QO).

Please send details of the QO start and end date to students@suss.edu.sg and update the University on the swab test result of the person under quarantine (PUQ) when ready.

The LOA will be withdrawn once the PUQ tests negative for COVID-19 at the GQF.

Please stay at home for the duration of the LOA as much as possible and avoid meeting physically with those outside your household. This would make a big difference in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Starting from 8 February 2021, students with household members returning from ALL COUNTRIES and serving ICA-issued SHNs at home would be placed on LOA [SHN]. The duration of the LOA will be aligned to the duration of the household member’s SHN.

If you have any household members on SHN, please declare the following to students@suss.edu.sg immediately:

  1. Email subject title: “Household Member on SHN”
  2. Indicate whether you are residing in the same place of residence as a household member who is currently serving SHN at home
  3. Provide proof of household member’s SHN
  4. Indicate which country your household member has visited and returned from

SUSS Student Support Department will then issue you with an LOA. You are to follow the instructions stated in the LOA letter.

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 (students@suss.edu.sg) 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. Don’t forget to activate your mobile phone’s Bluetooth and TraceTogether app or carry the token with you at all times. Temperature Screening has been removed with effect from 19 August 2021. Safe Entry check-in is required as per normal.

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.

If you have any queries regarding student or payment matters, please write to the following:

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.

  • Campus Security: +65 6248 9100 (for evacuation of emergency COVID-19 cases on campus)
  • Public: +65 6248 9777
  • Students: +65​ 6248 9111 (students@suss.edu.sg)
  • Associates:+65 6248 9799

Other Resources

11 August 2021

Please take note of the updated F&B dining-in specifications. Please see below for more information.

26 July, 2021

The Ministry of Education has released a new advisory on the tightened Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). These SMMs will take effect from 22 July to 18 August 2021. Please see below for more information.

23 July, 2021

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.

6 July, 2021

The Ministry of Health has released a new advisory recommending that those who have received the first and second dose of the vaccine avoid strenuous physical activities for one week.

Please see below for more information. 

29 June, 2021

The Ministry of Health issued an advisory on 11 June 2021, recommending that vaccinated persons – especially adolescents and younger men – avoid participating in strenuous physical activities for one week after their second dose.

Please see below for more information. 

24 June, 2021

Through close monitoring of the local and global COVID-19 situation, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce has recommended reducing the duration of the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) for all new travellers arriving from higher risk countries/regions from 21 days to 14-day, beginning 23 June 2021, 2359 hours.

Please see below for more information. 

25 May, 2021

With effect from 26 May 2021, besides students whose household members are serving Home Quarantine Order (HQO), a Leave of Absence (LOA) will also be issued to students staying in the same household as individuals who are awaiting transportation to a Government Quarantine Facility (GQF).

Please see below for more information. 

25 May, 2021
Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information. 
19 May, 2021
Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information. 
18 May, 2021
Please refer to the updates below for additional precautionary measures and guidelines on the Phase Two (Heightened Alert) measures. 


7 May, 2021

To reduce the risk of community spread during this period of heightened alert, a series of enhanced border and safe management measures have been introduced in accordance with the latest Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) advisory.

In the upcoming weeks, we would like to seek your cooperation to be extra vigilant and take all necessary precautions against the spread of COVID-19 infections in Singapore.

Please refer to extracts of the updates below.


5 March, 2021

From 8 March 2021, students returning to Singapore from countries other than those listed below will need to self-isolate and serve an additional 7-day LOA at their own accommodations on top of the 14-day Stay-Home Notice requirement.


3 March, 2021

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.


8 February, 2021

To minimize transmission risk in campus, students with household members returning from all countries and serving ICA-issued SHNs at home would be placed on LOA [SHN]. Please see below for more information


5 February, 2021

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.


25 January, 2021

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.

19 January, 2021

As the January 2021 semester commences, all students are required to submit a new travel declaration for trips with arrival dates from 1 January to 30 June 2021. Please see below for more details.


4 January, 2021

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.

9 December, 2020

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.


18 November, 2020

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.


13 November, 2020

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. Please see below for more information.


11 November, 2020

Please take note of the updated F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.


15 October, 2020

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.

2 October, 2020

Please take note of the updated campus and F&B operating hours. Please see below for more information.

 

5 September, 2020

For students attending face-to-face classes on Sundays, please enter campus via the Blk C basement carpark entrance as the other entrances are closed. The usual safety measures will continue to be implemented on campus. Please see below for more information.

 

28 August, 2020

From 31 August, 2020, there will be changes to campus opening hours, increase in temperature-screening entry points, and opening of more F&B outlets. The SUSS/SIM campus will be open as follows:

Mondays to Saturdays: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
Sundays: Closed

Counters remain closed until further notice.

Please see below for further information. 


30 July, 2020
Updates for SUSS Students

As the July 2020 semester commences, we have some important updates for students taking effect from 1 August, 2020.

Please see below for more details. 


17 July, 2020
New Semester

We have put in place additional measures to safeguard visitors' and students' health and safety while on campus.

Please see below for the updates. 


03 July, 2020
Safe and Progressive Return to Campus

We have put in place additional measures to safeguard visitors' and students' health and safety while on campus.

Please see below for the updated F&B operating hours on SIM Campus & Ngee Ann Polytechnic Campus. 


29 June, 2020
Safe and Progressive Return to Campus

We have put in place additional measures to safeguard visitors' and students' health and safety while on campus.
Please refer to the measures listed here.

 

26 May, 2020
Safe and Progressive Return to Campus

With the gradual easing of restrictions when the circuit break period ends on 1 June nationwide, SUSS will be deploying a careful and phased approach in resuming selected activities on campus.

  • Read a message from SUSS Registrar, Ms Agnes Kwang.
  • Take note of precautionary measures.


6 April, 2020
Student Advisory: Campus Closure from 7 April 2020

In line with the stricter measures announced by our Government on 3 April, please be informed of the following updates.

The following counters / facilities will be closed:

  • SUSS campus including Blk C
  • Service counters located at Admissions, Student Support and Centre for Continuing and Professional Education
  • Cashier counters (do note the availability of online payment transactions)
  • All F&B outlets, Sports facilities/Gym, Seminar rooms and Labs
  • Both SIM and Ngee Ann Polytechnic campuses and facilities
C3 Counselling Service online

C3 services continue to be accessible for students, but done online. Our professional counsellors are accessible and you can make appointments here.

Online Learning Continues

Online Learning will be extended until the end of the January 2020 semester.

Any additional remedial classes or group discussions will also be conducted online as campus facilities will not be accessible to students. We seek your understanding in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe.

Stay informed

The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will respond accordingly. Please refer to this advisory page for updates.

Please also check your emails and the student portal regularly for more details.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to all the precautionary measures put in place by the University. Stay safe and healthy.

3 April, 2020
Suspension of Counter Services

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Student Admissions, Student Support, Alumni and payment counters will be closed from 6 April 2020 onwards, until further notice.

Students are highly encouraged to make use of online services when making payments to SUSS.

For all enquiries, please refer the following contact information:

For further details, please visit our Contact Us page. Thank you and keep safe.

16 March, 2020
SUSS Student infected by COVID-19

Please read a message from Agnes Kwang, Registrar, SUSS, here.

 

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