Advisory and Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019):

Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) 

Health and travel advisory for SUTD community and visitors

In line with recommendations and guidelines from MOH and MOE, we are implementing a series of precautionary measures to safeguard the SUTD community.

Let us all do our part in keeping good personal hygiene and taking social responsibility. There may be some inconveniences as preventive steps are taken, but together we can keep our community safe while minimizing disruptions.

Update - 26 June 2020

In line with the resumption of most activities announced for Phase 2 post-circuit breaker by the Singapore government, SUTD will adopt a phased approach to the return of employees to campus starting from 1 July 2020:

  • Visitors are required to declare their health, contact and travel history as well as check in/check out using SafeEntry.

SUTD Staff and Researchers

  • In order to support the increasing numbers of students and researchers back on campus, we will gradually bring back up to 25% of staff on the Team A and B weekly rotation basis from each department on campus.
  • For front-end service departments, the percentage can be higher as required by the HODs.
  • For researchers, up to 50% can be allowed to return to campus based on the Team A and Team B arrangement.
  • Staggered work hours apply.

All employees are reminded to comply with all safe management measures previously announced. These include:

  • Check in and check out using SafeEntry when entering and leaving the campus respectively.
  • Online temperature and daily health & contact declaration via the Temperature and Travel Declaration System 
  • Strict compliance with the split team arrangements. Remain in your Team A or Team B configurations and avoid cross interaction with members of the opposite team. Ensure that you have your staff pass with “Team A/B” tag displayed.
  • Keep at least 1m distance from other colleagues at all times, including at workstations, pantry, lifts etc.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except at meal times.
  • Conduct meetings virtually (e.g. via online, phone etc.), where possible.
  • Avoid social gathering and activities with close or prolong contact. This includes no gathering at pantry areas and no eating together in groups.
  • Continue to observe personal and environmental hygiene with regular hand washing.
  • Comply promptly to all instructions given by the Safe Management Officers (SMO) who have been appointed to ensure compliance to work safe measures. 
Start of Term for Freshmen in May 2020
[17 April 2020] Message from SUTD President

Message to Incoming Freshmen on Change in Start of Term

[17 April 2020] Press Release

SUTD to Start Academic Year in September 2020, to Preserve Fuller Educational Experience for Incoming Cohort

Precautionary Measures – Updated 29 May 2020

In line with the government’s announced gradual and phased approach to allowing businesses and activities to progressively resume, SUTD will implement the following gradual resumption of campus operations from 2 June 2020:
SUTD Staff

  • Based on work schedule or requirements as approved by respective HODs
  • Card access will be enabled for all staff to their designated office only and to teaching facilities and IT Care office during working hours
  • To display staff passes with BCP Team A/B visibly indicated. Split team arrangements and staggered working hours continue to apply.
  • Submit online declaration and check-in using SafeEntry at the point of entry into the campus 
  • Three security checkpoints located at Entrance C, Entrance A drop-off point and at the Campus Centre level 1
  • Masks to be worn at all times except at meal times
  • Practise safe social distancing at all times, including at workstations, pantry, lifts etc

SUTD Students
Only the following groups of authorised students will be allowed to return to campus. All students will be screened at the Campus Centre security counter to ensure that they are on the approved list.

  • Students attending on-campus programmes: Only the list provided by Office of Undergraduate Studies and Office of Graduate Studies are permitted and based on their assigned days to attend classes.
  • Special arrangements to study on campus: Only students approved by Registrar.
  • Graduate students for laboratory work: Only students approved by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Staff and Students returning to get support for HBL or use of facilities

  • This includes support, strictly by appointment only, by IT Care and Library (borrowing of library items and photocopying of reference books only). Staff/Students will need to show email of appointment or approval with the respective office to the security counter for access onto campus. 


  • No walk-in visitors will be permitted entry.
  • If required as part of essential operations, staff should register your visitor(s), including vendor(s) carrying our ad-hoc works, with at least 4 working days in advance. Approval from respective HODs will be required.

Canteen and F&B Outlets

  • All canteen stalls and F&B outlets will be open for takeaways only from 2 June 2020
  • Check with respective F&B outlets for any change in operating hours
  • Each F&B outlet (excluding canteen) will also implement its own localised SafeEntry check-in

Vehicular Access And Car Parking
Vehicular access to the Campus will only be via Entrance C; drop-off and pick-up will be allowed at Entrance A
The Security Post at Entrance C will screen all incoming vehicles and will only allow entry for:

  • Vehicles of residents staying in staff/student housing with season parking label
  • Staff vehicles. All occupants in the vehicle must produce staff passes, submit online declaration and SafeEntry check-in
  • Authorised vehicles of registered service vendors performing essential services on campus
  • Vehicles making approved and pre-scheduled deliveries
  • Food delivery vendors making deliveries to staff/student housing only
  • Vehicles driven by pre-registered and authorised visitors. Visitors shall furnish E-mail approval and ID at the Security Post to gain entry. For visitors to the staff residence, prior approval by Office of Housing is required.

While the organisation is not operating physically on our premises, we remain contactable digitally. Public may continue to reach us via the various digital communication channels for any enquiries.

Precautionary Measures for the On-going Undergraduate Admissions Exercise 2020 - updated 17 Apr 2020

Updated: 17 April 2020

In view of the change in start of term from May 2020 to September 2020 for incoming students for AY2020, SUTD will also be extending its admissions exercise by reopening its applications portal starting on 4 May 2020 and closing on 17 May 2020. Students may apply with their local or international high school qualifications.

Students who previously considered applying to SUTD but did not manage to do so for various reasons, will now have the opportunity to do so. These include students whose exam results are announced at a later date or those whose National Service Operationally Ready Date (ORD) is later than our original start of AY in May. 
Please contact the Admissions Office for any enquiries.

Updated: 8 April 2020

With the implementation of new circuit breaker measures by the government, all interviews will be conducted online.
Admission/Scholarship Interviews
All group interviews will cease and will be replaced by an individual online interview format with one faculty/staff interviewer over a 20-30 min session. Please contact the Admissions Office for any enquiries.
Communication Channels
You may refer to the list of communication channels to get in touch with us.

The Risk Assessment for Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) has been stepped up from Yellow to Orange by the Singapore Government on 7 February 2020. In line with recommendations and guidelines from MOH and MOE, we have implemented a series of precautionary measures to safeguard the SUTD community, as well as our visitors. In particular, prospective students / applicants should take note of the following:

Information Sessions and Communication Channels
Apart from our website, you may access various channels to find out more information about our University, our academic programmes, student life, admissions and financing options for your studies. You may refer to the list of communication channels to get in touch with us.

Admission/Scholarship Interviews
All visitors to SUTD, including applicants attending admission/scholarship interviews will need to make a travel declaration and undergo temperature screening prior to the interview. All group interviews will cease and will be replaced by an individual interview format with one or two faculty/staff interviewer(s) over a 20-30 min session instead. Those who are on LOA or have some concerns over the interview arrangement may contact the Admissions Office for alternative arrangements.

Precautionary Measures – Updated 3 Apr 2020

Full E-Learning for Students and 100% Work from Home for Staff

In line with the Prime Minister’s and the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s announcements on 3 April 2020 regarding the implementation of circuit breaker to minimise further spread of COVID-19, SUTD will be adhering to the directives on the suspension of activities at workplace premises and the shift to full home-based learning for institutes of higher learning. As such,

  • effective from 7 April 2020 till 4 May 2020, all Staff/Faculty/Researchers are to Work From Home 100%

  • effective from 8 April 2020 till 4 May 2020, full e-learning will be implemented for all students (undergraduate and postgraduate). More information will be shared by your instructors. Students may also contact your instructors for further details.

  • Essential services in the university such as security, control room, maintenance, hostel/receipt of letters and parcels will operate at a minimum staff strength

While the organisation is not operating physically on our premises, we remain contactable digitally. Public may continue to reach us via the various digital communication channels for any enquiries.

Precautionary Measures – Updated 19 Mar 2020

In light of the most recent MOH advisory (all travellers into Singapore will be issued 14-day Stay-Home Notice), effective 20 March 2020, 2359 hours:


  • All intending visitors should postpone your visit to our campus if you have had recent travel outside of Singapore in the past 14 days.
  • Please submit the Travel and Health Declaration form at

SUTD Community

  • Student internships and exchange programmes have been suspended and the students who are currently overseas are advised to return home.
  • All overseas business trips with be suspended with immediate effect until further notice.
  • All trips involving Inbound students, as well as Inbound visiting students & visiting researchers will be cancelled until further notice.
  • It is advised for all non-essential travels abroad to be deferred.
  • All personal travel will require a 14-day SHN or QO from your own annual leave effective from 21 March 2020. If employees do not have enough annual leave, we may require you to take no pay leave.
  • Those who have travelled to restricted countries previously announced will need to serve their SHN or QO from their own annual leave if they have returned before 21 March 2020.
Precautionary Measures - Updated 9 Feb 2020

In light of the DORSCON Orange, we will have to further strengthen our precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of each and every person in our SUTD Community.
Effective Monday 10th February 2020

1. Daily temperature taking for staff and students - twice daily
All staff and students are required to log their temperatures twice daily and make your declaration here.

The first declaration should be completed before you come to campus for your classes or work if you have your own thermometer.  If you do not have one, you may proceed to the Thermal Scanners located at the Campus Centre before you enter your office or classes. The second reading should be completed in the afternoon.  If you have a fever (greater than 38 degree Celsius), or are unwell with a cough or runny nose or flu, please see a doctor immediately.
2. Mandatory wearing of staff and student pass
In order for us to be able to identify every staff and student in the SUTD community, it will be mandatory for all to wear their Staff or Student Pass from 9 February 2020 until further notice.  This is to ensure that we can pick out the visitors from our SUTD community to facilitate temperature screening.  We seek your URGENT co-operation.
3. Temperature taking for visitors

All visitors to SUTD will need to have their temperatures taken through the thermal scanners located at the Campus Centre. Please inform all your guests coming to the SUTD campus to fill up their travel declaration here before proceeding to have their temperatures taken.
4. E-learning
More information about e-learning will be released by Office of Undergraduate Studies.
5. Student Activities

All student activities to be postponed or deferred till further notice (including Fifth Row).
6. Business Continuity 
The Incident Management Team will work with department and pillar heads on their Business Continuity Plans as a precautionary measure in the event of widespread community transmission.  These plans may include staff working from home or dividing the manpower into segregated teams. 
We seek everyone’s co-operation to make SUTD  a safe and secure environment.

The Risk Assessment for DORSCON has been stepped up from Yellow to Orange by the Singapore Government on 7th February 2020. There is no widespread transmission in Singapore and the virus is being contained. For more information on what is DORSCON ORANGE, please refer to the following MOH Press Release

Precautionary Measures - Updated 28 Jan 2020

The following measures shall be strictly complied with and will take immediate effect:

  • All staff, faculty, researchers and students must make a travel declaration to all countries in the travel declaration system at this link Even if you have remained in Singapore and have not travelled overseas, this travel declaration must be made by everyone.

  • For subsequent travels (personal or official), a new travel declaration has to be made at least 24 hours before departure.  This will be needed until further notice.

  • All official travels to China will now be ceased until further notice.

  • Admin staff who have visited Mainland China in the past 14 days will need to discuss with your respective HODs if you are required to go on LOA for 14 days after your arrival in Singapore.

  • The Office of Undergraduate Studies will follow up with students and faculty on the E-Teaching arrangements for those placed on LOA. You should receive a mail from them shortly.

  • Start of term for students will be revised to Wednesday, 29 January 2020.

  • Those who are hosting visitors need to ensure that their visitors declare their travel history for the last 14 days. All meetings with visitors who have visited Mainland China within the last 14 days should be postponed. Please use the attached form.

  • All travellers returning from Mainland China will be placed on Leave of Absence (LOA) for 14 days after the date of arrival.

    • All students and staff who have a local home will serve their LOA in their homes.

    • All others staying at the campus housing will be contacted by Housing Staff.

    • Those on LOA should remain within their assigned apartment/room and minimize contact with others.

    • Those on LOA should monitor their health and record their daily temperature for 14 days in the system

  • For those who are unwell, please seek medical attention promptly. For those who are serving LOA on campus, please contact the emergency number that will be issued to you. Please ensure that you don on a surgical face mask before you exit your residence.

  • SUTD will grant leave to employees issued an LOA (it will not be taken from their personal leave account).

  • Students who require support during this period please contact the Wellbeing Services. Student residents can also reach out to the Residential Life Team.

  • Please continue to observe good environmental and personal hygiene and monitor your health closely.

Please refer to the COVID-19 Folder for more information:

Please refer to the following contacts for assistance as required:

[SUTD Visitors] Travel Declaration


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Useful Links


Further information can be found on the MOH website at and common FAQs at