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Travel Declaration for March Term Break 2020

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has advised Singapore residents to defer all travel to Hubei Province in China and to avoid non-essential travel to affected areas stated in MOH's travel advisories.

In order to maintain a healthy and safe school environment in light of the COVID-19 situation, we would require all of our students to make their travel declarations for the March term break. The information helps the school to plan and take the necessary precautions and parents/guardians can make the travel declaration via the Parents Gateway app by 11 March 2020.

The declaration can be made by just one parent/guardian. If your child/ward is travelling, please indicate clearly both the country and city of travel. A NIL declaration is also required if your child/ward is not travelling

Should there be a change of plans after the travel declaration has been made on the Parents Gateway app, kindly call the school's General Office at 6252 4083 / 4 during the school's office hours.

Do read the following advisory for details on the Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

Advisory on Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

1. The following groups returning to Singapore will be required to remain in their place of residence at all times for a 14-day period, under the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) measure:

a. Singapore residents (i.e. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) with travel history to affected area1 as announced in MOH travel advisories in the last 14 days; and

b. Long-term pass holders (i.e. Students Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass) and foreign employees issued with a work pass, with travel history to affected areas as announced in MOH travel advisories in the last 14 days.

2. The SHN period will commence from the day of return to Singapor2. Persons under SHN may resume regular activities after the 14-day period if they remain well.

3. The Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will issue the SHN at the point of arrival in Singapore. Staff and students issued SHN should inform the school within 24 hours of arrival, and confirm the following:

a. Contact number in Singapore

b. Residential address in Singapore (that you will be serving out the SHN at)

For staff/students who had travelled to affected areas in MOH travel advisories but were not issued SHN by ICA, please inform the school within 24 hours upon return to Singapore.

4. For student3 placed under SHN, the school will implement surveillance and enforcement measures to ensure the compliance with SHN requirements. Students who do not comply with the SHN will face disciplinary actions as they put the well-being of the wider community at risk. Schools will also consider further penalties for egregious and/or repeat offenders, including expulsion.

5. Given the evolving situation, Singapore residents who need to travel are advised to regularly check MOH’s website for updates. Travellers are also advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments and heed the advice of the local authorities while in the country of travel.

6. For more information on the SHN, please visit https://www.moh.gov.sg/news- highlights/details/implementation-of-new-stay-home-notice.

1 As of 1 Mar 2020, the affected areas include Mainland China (outside of Hubei province) and Cheongdo and Daegu in South Korea. Please refer to MOH’s travel advisories for the updated list of affected areas.

2   The date of return to Singapore is considered Day 0. For example, for persons returning on 20 March 2020, their SHN would commence on 21 March 2020, and be in effect until 3 April 2020. Their SHN would lapse on 4 April 2020.

3   Adults will monitored for compliance to SHN by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

What Must Be Done During The Stay-Home Notice (SHN) Period

1. You must remain in your place of residence at all times during the 14-day period. Do not leave your residence, even if it is to purchase food and essentials. If necessary, you may opt for home delivery services or enlist the assistance of others for your daily necessities.

2. You should minimise contact with others, and avoid having visitors to your residence. You should maintain a record of persons you come into close contact with during this period.

3. The Singapore Government agencies (MOE, MOM and ICA) and/or your school may contact you via phone to ensure you are complying with the SHN.

4. Students placed on SHN must download the WhatsApp app on your mobile phone, if you have one. This is to enable video calls. You must respond within 1 hour when contacted by phone calls, WhatsApp or Short Message Service (SMS).

Check For Symptoms

5. Monitor your health closely, i.e. twice daily for fever (i.e. 38°C) and respiratory symptoms such as cough and breathlessness.

Observe Good Personal Hygiene

6. Maintain good personal hygiene, including regular hand washing with soap and water. Flush the toilet after use, and wash your hands before and after handling food or eating, and after going to the toilet.

7. Do not touch your face.

8. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

9. Maintain good indoor ventilation.

10. Carry out frequent cleaning of your place of residence.

11. Do not share food, crockery, utensils and other personal hygiene items.