Advisory and Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019): sutd.edu.sg/advisory.

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.

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Our statement of commitment to safeguard the health and safety of everyone in the community, together with other local Autonomous Universities.

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Updates from MOH: Issuance of Health Risk Notices (HRN)

HRN will no longer be issued to close contacts of COVID-positive patients. Nevertheless, please continue to exercise social responsibility to prevent transmission of the virus. Close contacts of patients that have tested positive of COVID-19 must take an ART and achieve a negative result before leaving their places of dwelling for the next five days.

Workplace measures with effect from 26 April 2022

Given the further easing of Safe Management Measures (SMM) for COVID-19 which was announced on 22 April, the following changes will take effect from Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Work Arrangements 
Employees can return to the workplace (100%). However, as part of SUTD’s Flexible Work Arrangement, employees will be permitted to work from home (WFH) for one (1) day each week. This 1-day WFH per week arrangement per employee cannot be carried forward to the following week(s) if unused during the week. Each HOD/HOP will manage their respective team/department’s schedule to ensure the 1-day WFH arrangement allows for continuity of workflow for their team and that their office is staffed on any given work week day. 

Mask Wearing
Notwithstanding the mask-on requirement for indoor settings (as a default), employees will be allowed to remove their masks when they are stationary at their workstation and are not interacting (speaking) with others (in person or on the phone/online). Please note that MOH’s advice is to exercise social responsibility and to maintain an appropriate safe distance from others while unmasked. Under MOE’s guidelines, mask wearing is still required during classes, lectures and examinations and any indoor areas accessible by students or visitors. 

Other SMM to Take Note

  • Limits on group sizes will be lifted for work, class and social interactions.

  • Staggered hours will continue to apply.

  • Trace Together - Safe Entry and vaccination status entry checks will no longer be required. 

  • Online declarations (on a needs basis) will no longer be required. 

  • Visitor Declaration will no longer be required. Please inform visitors who are not feeling well to refrain from the visit to the campus until they are better.

  • Only fully vaccinated individuals continue to be able to dine in at F&B establishments including the Canteen. However, Vaccination-Differentiated SMM (VDS) entry checks are no longer required. Unvaccinated individuals who do not meet VDS requirements will only be allowed to take away their food. Random spot checks by the SMO will apply to ensure compliance.

  • VDS is still required for on-campus employee events with more than 500 participants at any one time. However, student events involving only attendees from within the University (i.e. employees and enrolled students) will not require VDS. 


If you are feeling unwell
If you are not well, or have Covid-like symptoms, please get tested or seek medical attention if required. Please stay away from the Campus and inform your HOD/HOP. If you test positive, please follow the necessary health protocols and stay away from campus. If you had recent contact with an infected person, please exercise personal responsibility and conduct self-testing.

Please continue to observe good personal & environment hygiene to keep our community safe. 

Business and Personal Travel Policy - Updated 15 April 2022

Updated Business and Personal Travel Policy during Covid-19
In line with the national guidelines to further ease up travel, we have updated our business and travel policy during Covid-19 to reflect the latest government advisory. We encourage all staff to read the document carefully to understand the updated conditions for travel and seek the necessary approvals before travel. 

Business and Personal Travel Policy during COVID-19 Outbreak

Trip Request Form

Procedures for Visitors to SUTD Campus - 22 March 2022

In light of recent changes to COVID-19 measures issued by the authorities, the policy in relation to testing requirements for Visitors is updated with immediate effect.
 
Visitors do not need to conduct a self-test (ART) before visiting the campus except for those issued with a Health Risk Notice (HRN). 

However, please remain vigilant. Please be reminded that visitors who are unwell or have COVID-like symptoms are to stay away from campus.

  • Visitors who have been issued a HRN: required to take an ART test on the day of the visit, and make sure that they are tested negative before their visit.

  • Visitors who feel well and are not issued a HRN: no testing is required

  • All visitors will need to put up a Visitor Declaration via https://tdv.sutd.edu.sg/ before arriving on campus.

  • All visitors should also observe all other SMM whilst on campus.

Submit your Travel and Health Declaration (for Visitors) here

Work Protocols from 29 March 2022

In line with the recent announcement on the easing of Safe Management Measures (SMM) for COVID-19, the following changes will take effect from 29 March 2022:
 
Work Arrangements
Rotation on a two-week basis:

  • 3 days in the office, and 2 days at home in one week; and
  • 4 days in the office, and 1 day at home in the following week.
  • Therefore, out of every 2-week period, 7 days spent on campus, and 3 days spent WFH.

It does not matter if some employees start on the 4/1 split for the first week, and followed by 3/2 split in the second week, or other such permutations. Each HOD/HOP will manage the 2-week window with their respective teams as the need arises. This is to allow each department to smooth out the employees who will be present at campus during the week and to manage peak periods.

Other Changes in SMM

  • Masks must be worn in all indoor settings but will be optional in outdoor settings. However, please note MOH encourages individuals to wear their masks even when outdoors for personal protection and to protect others, especially in crowded areas.

  • A safe distance of at least 1m is applicable for mask-off settings in the office (e.g. meals).

  • Social gatherings of up to 10 persons are permitted.

  • Large events ≤1,000 pax can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit (with mask on). Please refer to MOH’s website for further guidance on changes to SMM for large scale events and organise these events to ensure maximum utilisation of space.

Canteen

  • Up to 5 fully vaccinated individuals can be seated together in the canteen for meals, with at least 1m apart from other groups. Diners are to comply with any random spot checks that may be conducted by the SMO to ensure only vaccinated individuals are dining together.

If you are on HRN or feeling unwell

  • If you are on a Health Risk Notice (HRN), please ensure you test negative on the day before you visit the Campus. If you test positive, please stay away from Campus. Please seek medical attention if needed.

  • If you are not well, or have Covid-like symptoms, please get tested or seek medical attention. Please stay away from Campus and inform your HOD.

Work Protocols from 15 March 2022

Following recent announcements by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, please note the applicable arrangements for employees to take effect from 15 March 2022:

Work Arrangements

  1. No change in the WFH/Campus arrangement.

  2. Mask-wearing will continue to be required as a default. There are no new exceptions. 

  3. Permissible group size for social gatherings up to 5 persons.

  4. 1m safe distance will no longer be required in mask-on settings (e.g. meeting rooms, workstations). As such, please avoid meals and drinks during meetings unless participants are seated at least 1m apart.

  5. As Canteen settings are for meals, i.e. mask off activities, the protocol remains unchanged from the existing arrangements (e.g. safe distancing seating etc.).

  6. Use TraceTogether-only SafeEntry for entry (for all employees and visitors).

  7. Please be reminded that only fully vaccinated employees are able to return to Campus for work.

Please be reminded of the current protocols:

  • Protocol 1 – You are unwell: visit a Swab And Send Home clinic via private transport for a doctor to assess and advise on your next steps. You must stay away from Campus until you are well and tested negative.

  • Protocol 2 – You are well but tested positive: self-isolate at home for 72 hours and repeat the ART after the 3 days. End isolation when ART result is negative. You must stay away from Campus until you test negative.

  • Protocol 3 – You are identified by MOH as a close contact of a COVID-19 case (Health Risk Notice): You will need to do a self-test daily for the next 5 days. You can only come to Campus if you test negative for the day of visit.

Regardless of whether one receives a HRN from MOH, all persons who are aware of their recent exposure to a positive case should be socially responsible and follow Protocol 3. They should moderate their social activities, monitor their health and self-test with ART before coming to Campus.

There will be no need to produce a Medical Certificate for the above 3 protocols.

Declarations
The 'Daily Declarations' will be superseded by the following 'Needs Based Declarations'. Employees who fall into any one of the following categories will need to log in and make the necessary declarations and uploads before they can come to Campus.

  1. If you have recently returned from overseas in the past 7 days (e.g. VTL vs non VTL flights and countries.)

  2. If you have been issued with HRN in the past 5 days and returning to campus.

  3. If you have recently been on Protocol 1 or 2, and returning to Campus for the first time following a negative test.

  4. If you have been a close contact of someone you know is positive but have not received a HRN (potentially because the positive case did not register themselves in the system).

Please go to the following link for these Needs Based Declarations:
https://tts.sutd.edu.sg

Procedures for Visitors to SUTD Campus - 16 November 2021

Updated 3 January 2022: All visitors to IHLs for work-related events (e.g. meetings) must adhere to the same requirements as IHL staff.


With immediate effect, all visitors coming to SUTD campus will need to follow the new procedures indicated below. 

  1. Put up a Visitor Declaration via https://tdv.sutd.edu.sg/ before arriving on campus. 

  2. All visitors, regardless of travel status, will need to take an ART test before coming to the SUTD campus. Upon receiving a negative test, visitors are to take a snapshot of the negative test result with a time stamp, and send it to your SUTD host before arriving on SUTD campus. The SUTD host is responsible for ensuring compliance before the visitor arrives on campus.

  3. For repeat visitors, please repeat the ART test before your next visit, and to ensure it is negative before coming to SUTD campus.

The 14-day Stay Away Notice for visitors who have travelled overseas will no longer be applicable.

Submit your Travel and Health Declaration (for Visitors) here

Work Protocols from 25 February 2022 (Updated 24 February)

Note: Following the report on 24 February, that MOH has postponed the start date of the revised safe management measures due to the ongoing surge in Covid cases, the new 'Work Protocols from 25 February 2022' (Circular #30) will be postponed accordingly.

Therefore, all existing safe management measures as of today, will continue to apply until further notice. This includes:

  • Safe distancing measures (even with mask on)
  • No social interactions in the workplace.

Work Protocols from 25 February 2022 (Circular #30)

Following recent announcements by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, please note the applicable arrangements for employees to take effect from 25 February 2022:
 
Work Arrangements

  1. No change in the WFH/Campus arrangement.

  2. Mask-wearing will continue to be required as a default. There are no new exceptions. 

  3. Permissible group size for social gatherings up to 5 persons.

  4. 1m safe distance will no longer be required in mask-on settings (e.g. meeting rooms, workstations). As such, please avoid meals and drinks during meetings unless participants are seated at least 1m apart.

  5. As Canteen settings are for meals, i.e. mask off activities, the protocol remains unchanged from the existing arrangements (e.g. safe distancing seating etc.).

  6. Use TraceTogether-only SafeEntry for entry (for all employees and visitors).

  7. Please be reminded that only fully vaccinated employees are able to return to Campus for work.

Please be reminded of the current protocols:

  • Protocol 1 – You are unwell: visit a Swab And Send Home clinic via private transport for a doctor to assess and advise on your next steps. You must stay away from Campus until you are well and tested negative.

  • Protocol 2 – You are well but tested positive: self-isolate at home for 72 hours and repeat the ART after the 3 days. End isolation when ART result is negative. You must stay away from Campus until you test negative.

  • Protocol 3 – You are identified by MOH as a close contact of a COVID-19 case (Health Risk Notice): You will need to do a self-test daily for the next 5 days. You can only come to Campus if you test negative for the day of visit.

Regardless of whether one receives a HRN from MOH, all persons who are aware of their recent exposure to a positive case should be socially responsible and follow Protocol 3. They should moderate their social activities, monitor their health and self-test with ART before coming to Campus.
 
Declarations:
The 'Daily Declarations' will be superseded by the following 'Needs Based Declarations'. Employees who fall into any one of the following categories will need to log in and make the necessary declarations and uploads before they can come to Campus.

  1. If you have recently returned from overseas in the past 7 days (e.g. VTL vs non VTL flights and countries.)

  2. If you have been issued with HRN in the past 5 days and returning to campus.

  3. If you have recently been on Protocol 1 or 2, and returning to Campus for the first time following a negative test.

  4. If you have been a close contact of someone you know is positive but have not received a HRN (potentially because the positive case did not register themselves in the system).

Please go to the following link for these Needs Based Declarations:
https://tts.sutd.edu.sg

Back to work protocols for January 2022 (Updated 24 December 2021 & 3 January 2022)

From 1 January 2022, all employees must adhere to MOM’s Workplace Vaccination Measures (WVM). Under the WVM, unvaccinated employees who need to return to the workplace must have a negative Pre-Event Test (PET) result (valid for 24 hours prior to entry). Vaccinated employees, medically ineligible unvaccinated employees and employees who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days are exempted from the PET requirement.

With the transition to WVM, the requirement for a self-administered ART on a weekly basis will cease from 1 January 2022. 
 
From 1 January 2022, unvaccinated employees* must have a negative PET result (valid for 24 hours) before they can return to office as mentioned above. Self-administered ART will continue to apply for recently returned travellers and those on HRW etc, within the 7 day window following arrival to Singapore or issuance of a HRW notice. Details are listed below.

*Updated 3 Jan 2022: From 15 January 2022, the concession for unvaccinated staff to return to the workplace with a valid negative PET result will be removed. Staff who are partially vaccinated (i.e. have taken at least 1 dose of the vaccine but are not considered fully vaccinated) will be granted a grace period until 31 January 2022 to complete their vaccination regime. During the grace period, they may still return to the workplace with a valid negative PET result.

With the WVM in place, from 1 January 2022, up to 50% of employees will return to the office. Each HOD/HOP will manage the split for their team/department, from week to week.
 
Please ensure strict compliance with safe management measures (SMM) that are in place when on campus. In particular, unless for specific exempted activities, masks must be worn at all times. Disciplinary measures will be enforced for breach of compliance.
 
The SMM are as follows: 

  • To stay away from campus if you are unwell and to seek prompt medical attention.
  • Entry & Exit:
    • Check-in and check-out using Trace Together Token/App when entering and leaving the campus, respectively
    • Provide daily declaration of health, travel and vaccination status upon entry to the campus at https://tts.sutd.edu.sg/
    • The Daily & Travel Declaration App has been amended to align with MOM’s Workplace Vaccination Measures. Please do the following when using the app:
    1. Select ‘Daily Declaration’ to complete and submit your health and travel declaration
    2. Next select ‘Vaccination Declaration / Antigen Rapid Test (ART) / Exemption Memo Upload’ to declare your vaccination status, health risk warning (HRW), and upload ART / PET result for those who are unvaccinated (i.e. PET result) or on HRW (i.e. ART result) or returned from overseas via flight in the past 7 days (i.e. ART result)
  • At Work:
    • There should be no social gatherings at workplace.
    • Keep at least 1m distance from other colleagues at all times, including at meetings, workstations etc. Where physical interaction cannot be avoided, precautions should be taken to ensure clear physical spacing of at least 1 metre through physical means and demarcation of safe physical distances (at least 1m apart) using visual indicators, where possible, in the following situations:
      • Between all persons at meeting rooms, work areas and workstations
      • At all times during work-related events held at the workplace
    • Continue to deploy online means of communication to minimise the need for prolong physical meetings.
  • Meals & Activities:
    • Employees should have their meal breaks at the workplace individually. 
    • Masks must be worn at all times except at exempted activities.
    • Continue to observe personal and environmental hygiene with regular hand washing.
    • Comply promptly with all instructions given by the Safe Management Officers (SMO) regarding Safe Management Measures.

Please also ensure you have the Trace Together Token on your persons at all times whilst on campus, or enable the Trace Together App on your phone for contact tracing.

Staggered hours will also apply. These are the staggered hours guidelines:

Option Mon - Fri
1 7.00am – 4.00pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
2 7.30am – 4.30pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
3 8.30am – 5.30pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
4 10.00am – 7.00pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
5 10.30am – 7.30pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)

Submit your Daily and Travel Declaration here

 

Protocol for positive ART results and those given Health Risk Warning (HRW)

Category Arrangements

Confirmed Case
(Positive ART result)

Unwell and tested positive

  • To stay away from campus.
  • See a doctor, and either be placed by MOH on Home Recovery Protocol (HRP) or admitted to an appropriate care facility.
  • To only return to campus only after discharge criteria is met.
  • Discharge criteria - based on isolation period of 14 days for unvaccinated individuals, and 10 days for vaccinated individuals; and testing negative.

Well but tested positive on ART

  • To self-isolate at home and stay away from campus.
  • To test again after 72 hours.
  • To only return to campus after obtaining a negative test result.

Employees who return to campus after 72 hours will need to upload a negative test result for that day on the Daily Declaration App before they leave home and come to campus for that day. They will need to do a test and upload the ART result each day for the next 7 days thereafter should they return to campus during that 7-day period. Employees failing to do so or making false declarations will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

Not allowed on campus until the end of SHN.

Health Risk Warning (HRW)

Follow national Protocol 3 and allowed on campus after the first negative ART self-test, and negative ART results daily for the next 7 days, prior to leaving home:

  • Self-isolate on Day 1 of being issued HRW, take the ART self-test, and upload test result online as per MOH’s instructions.
  • For each of the 7 days of HRW, only if there is a negative test result the individual can return to campus for that day. The ART self-test must be taken before the individual leaves home.
  • Take ART self-test on Day 7. If the result is negative then there is no need for the daily testing anymore.

Employees will need to upload the negative ART result for that day on the Daily Declaration App before they leave home should they return to campus during any of the 7 days whilst on HRW. Employees failing to do so or making false declarations will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

If there is a positive ART result at any point during HRW, employees are to follow instructions for a Confirmed Case scenario (above).

Continuation of the Stabilisation Phase - 22 October, 5 November & 21 November 2021

[Updated 21 Nov] The current work arrangements will be extended until end December 2021, subject to any changes that may be announced by the Government in the interim. In the meantime, please continue to comply with the following:
 
Work Arrangements and Testing Protocols:

  1. Working from home (WFH) will be the default. During this period, only employees and contract workers whose work must be done on campus, e.g. to conduct in-person classes, provide other essential services or access lab-based equipment, can return. All other staff who can work from home should do so, by default. 

  2. Employees who need to return to campus as their work must be done on campus are to undergo ART testing once a week. The test should be conducted on the first day of their return to campus for that week (within 24 hours before coming to campus). Employees who can work from home but need to return to campus for ad-hoc activities (e.g. to attend training) will also need to conduct an ART. Please retain a photo of the negative result. 

  3. The procedure for upload of the test result into Daily App is copied below for convenience.

  4. Any employee who test positive for COVID-19 must take immediate actions to self-isolate and not return to campus until they have tested negative results.

  5. Employees are reminded to follow the protocols for those with a positive ART result and those given a Health Risk Warning (HRW). The protocols are copied below for convenience.

  6. All regular contractors on site will also need to adhere to the weekly testing regime.

  7. For employees who are able to WFH, please defer all deliveries to campus over the next four weeks.

  8. Employees are reminded that all social and recreational gatherings at the workplace continue to remain suspended.

[Updated 5 Nov] Procedure for Upload of ART result / Exemption (or Discharge) Memo:

  1. Go to https://tts.sutd.edu.sg and click on 'Antigen Rapid Test (ART) / Exemption Memo Upload'

  2. Select one of the test result status options according to your result or ‘Exemption memo issued by MOH’

  3. Skip items 2, 3 and 4 if ‘Exemption memo issued by MOH’ is selected and go directly to item 5

  4. Enter the date ART was taken in dd/mm/yyyy format in item 2

  5. Select either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for the Health Risk Warning (HRW) option in item 3

  6. Next enter the Start and End date of HRW in dd/mm/yyyy format, only if item 3 selected option is ‘Yes’

  7. Then click on 'Choose File'. Select your saved file (in .jpg) and upload

  8. Click on 'Submit' and a 'Your submission is successful' prompt will be displayed when the information and photo are successfully uploaded

*You can download the ‘Timestamp Camera Basic’ or similar app from the App Store or Play Store to upload the photo of the ART test result with date & time stamped.
 
Remember to submit the Daily Declaration when you are on campus.

Submit your Daily and Travel Declaration here


Protocol for positive ART results and those given Health Risk Warning (HRW)

Category Arrangements

Confirmed Case
(Positive ART result)

Unwell and tested positive

  • To stay away from campus.
  • See a doctor, and either be placed by MOH on Home Recovery Protocol (HRP) or admitted to an appropriate care facility.
  • To only return to campus only after discharge criteria is met.
  • Discharge criteria - based on isolation period of 14 days for unvaccinated individuals, and 10 days for vaccinated individuals; and testing negative.

Well but tested positive on ART

  • To self-isolate at home and stay away from campus.
  • To test again after 72 hours.
  • To only return to campus after obtaining a negative test result.

Employees who return to campus after 72 hours will need to upload a negative test result for that day on the Daily Declaration App before they leave home and come to campus for that day. They will need to do a test and upload the ART result each day for the next 7 days thereafter should they return to campus during that 7-day period. Employees failing to do so or making false declarations will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

Not allowed on campus until the end of SHN.

Health Risk Warning (HRW)

Follow national Protocol 3 and allowed on campus after the first negative ART self-test, and negative ART results daily for the next 7 days, prior to leaving home:

  • Self-isolate on Day 1 of being issued HRW, take the ART self-test, and upload test result online as per MOH’s instructions.
  • For each of the 7 days of HRW, only if there is a negative test result the individual can return to campus for that day. The ART self-test must be taken before the individual leaves home.
  • Take ART self-test on Day 7. If the result is negative then there is no need for the daily testing anymore.

Employees will need to upload the negative ART result for that day on the Daily Declaration App before they leave home should they return to campus during any of the 7 days whilst on HRW. Employees failing to do so or making false declarations will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

If there is a positive ART result at any point during HRW, employees are to follow instructions for a Confirmed Case scenario (above).


Other protocols for Stabilisation Phase (extracted from the 12 October update)

Close Contacts
Employees who might have been exposed to a potential COVID-19 positive case and issued HRW by MOH will be required to take regular Antigen Rapid Tests (ART), and be allowed to return to campus with a negative ART (Ag-) result, in line with MOH’s revised testing protocols for those on HRWs.

Changes to Leave of Absence (LOA)
LOAs will no longer apply for the following categories of individuals:

  1. Employees who were close contacts of confirmed cases, before MOH issues the Quarantine Order (QO)
  2. Employees with family members who are under quarantine
  3. Employees with family members serving Stay Home Notice (SHN) at home
  4. Employees who have to undergo mandatory testing due to a COVID-19 cluster, or whose family members have to undergo mandatory testing due to a COVID-19 cluster.
  5. Employees with household members who have flu-like symptoms
  6. Employees with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) symptoms and are on medical leave, but do not have a valid COVID-19 test result
  7. Employees who receive a Health Risk Warning, or whose family members receive a Health Risk Warning

All F&B Outlets and the Canteen (effective 13 October 2021)
Only vaccinated persons are allowed to dine-in, in groups of no more than 2 individuals. All unvaccinated persons can only order takeaways.
 
Canteen
All patrons to the canteen will have to show their vaccination status to the stall vendor when ordering their food. Unvaccinated persons will only be served food in takeaway packaging.

Unvaccinated employees and students can consume their food in takeaway or disposable packing at the designated single-seat area in the canteen and dispose of the food waste in the bins provided within the designated area. This area is not open to the public and seating is limited. Should such seats not be available, unvaccinated individuals may consume their food in naturally ventilated areas with a minimum of 1m distance from others.

Updates to protocols for Stabilisation Phase - 12 October

In line with the latest advisories for the Stabilisation Phase, please be informed of the changes in protocols as stated below.

Category Arrangements

Confirmed Case
(Positive ART result)

Unwell and tested positive

  • To stay away from campus.
  • See a doctor, and either be placed by MOH on Home Recovery Protocol (HRP) or admitted to an appropriate care facility.
  • To only return to campus only after discharge criteria is met.
  • Discharge criteria - based on isolation period of 14 days for unvaccinated individuals, and 10 days for vaccinated individuals; and testing negative.

Well but tested positive on ART

  • To self-isolate at home and stay away from campus.
  • To test again after 72 hours.
  • To only return to campus after obtaining a negative test result.

Employees who return to campus after 72 hours will need to upload a negative test result for that day on the Daily Declaration App before they leave home and come to campus for that day. They will need to do a test and upload the ART result each day for the next 7 days thereafter should they return to campus during that 7-day period. Employees failing to do so or making false declarations will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

Not allowed on campus until the end of SHN.

Health Risk Warning (HRW)

Follow national Protocol 3 and allowed on campus after the first negative ART self-test, and negative ART results daily for the next 7 days, prior to leaving home:

  • Self-isolate on Day 1 of being issued HRW, take the ART self-test, and upload test result online as per MOH’s instructions.
  • For each of the 7 days of HRW, only if there is a negative test result the individual can return to campus for that day. The ART self-test must be taken before the individual leaves home.
  • Take ART self-test on Day 7. If the result is negative then there is no need for the daily testing anymore.

Employees will need to upload the negative ART result for that day on the Daily Declaration App before they leave home should they return to campus during any of the 7 days whilst on HRW. Employees failing to do so or making false declarations will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

If there is a positive ART result at any point during HRW, employees are to follow instructions for a Confirmed Case scenario (above).

Close Contacts
Employees who might have been exposed to a potential COVID-19 positive case and issued HRW by MOH will be required to take regular Antigen Rapid Tests (ART), and be allowed to return to campus with a negative ART (Ag-) result, in line with MOH’s revised testing protocols for those on HRWs.

Changes to Leave of Absence (LOA)
LOAs will no longer apply for the following categories of individuals:

  1. Employees who were close contacts of confirmed cases, before MOH issues the Quarantine Order (QO)
  2. Employees with family members who are under quarantine
  3. Employees with family members serving Stay Home Notice (SHN) at home
  4. Employees who have to undergo mandatory testing due to a COVID-19 cluster, or whose family members have to undergo mandatory testing due to a COVID-19 cluster.
  5. Employees with household members who have flu-like symptoms
  6. Employees with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) symptoms and are on medical leave, but do not have a valid COVID-19 test result
  7. Employees who receive a Health Risk Warning, or whose family members receive a Health Risk Warning

All F&B Outlets and the Canteen (effective 13 October 2021)
Only vaccinated persons are allowed to dine-in, in groups of no more than 2 individuals. All unvaccinated persons can only order takeaways.
 
Canteen
All patrons to the canteen will have to show their vaccination status to the stall vendor when ordering their food. Unvaccinated persons will only be served food in takeaway packaging.

Unvaccinated employees and students can consume their food in takeaway or disposable packing at the designated single-seat area in the canteen and dispose of the food waste in the bins provided within the designated area.  This area is not open to the public and seating is limited. Should such seats not be available, unvaccinated individuals may consume their food in naturally ventilated areas with a minimum of 1m distance from others.

Precautionary Measures & Updates - 27 September & 3 October 2021

3 October

The 
Daily and Travel Declaration App to upload your weekly/ad-hoc Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result is ready.
 
Upon completion of the ART, take a *photo of the result and do the following from your computing or mobile device:

  1. Go to https://tts.sutd.edu.sg and click on “Antigen Rapid Test (ART) Result Upload” 
  2. Select one of the test result status options according to your result
  3. Next enter the date ART was taken in dd/mm/yyyy format
  4. Then click on “Choose File”. Select your saved file (in .jpg) and upload
  5. Click on “Submit” and a “Your submission is successful” prompt will be displayed when the information and photo are successfully uploaded

*You can download the ‘Timestamp Camera Basic’ or similar app from the App Store or Play Store to upload the photo of the ART test result with date & time stamped.
 
Remember to submit the Daily Declaration when you are on campus.

Submit your Daily and Travel Declaration here


27 September

SUTD Employees

In view of the latest advisory from the Multi-Ministry Taskforce and MOE, the following protocols will take place with effect from 27 September to 24 October, 2021:
 
Work Arrangements and Testing Protocols:

  1. Working from home (WFH) will be the default. During this period, only employees and contract workers whose work must be done on campus, e.g. to conduct in-person classes, provide other essential services or access lab-based equipment, can return. All other staff who can work from home should do so, by default. 

    The following ART testing regime will be effective for the week beginning 4 Oct 2021.

  2. Essential Employees coming to campus regularly on a weekly basis – Do the ART test once as week. The test should be conducted on the first day of your return to campus for that week (within 24 hours before coming to campus). Please retain a photo of the negative test result.
  3. Employees coming to campus on ad-hoc basis – Do the ART test within 24 hours before coming to campus using your own ART kit at home. Please retain a photo of the negative test result. The test is valid for 7 days, i.e. need to do another test before coming to campus 7 days after the earlier test.

  4. (Refer to the 3 October update above for steps on ART results upload) Employees will need to upload their weekly/ad hoc ART results as part of the daily declaration on the Daily and Travel Declaration App.

  5. Employees are only allowed to come to campus if the test is “Negative”. If the test is “Positive”, self-isolate yourself, inform your HOD and follow the MOH protocol (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/selftestart/faqs).
  6. The weekly ART test is not required for those staff working from home.

  7. All regular contractors on site will also need to adhere to the weekly testing regime.

  8. For employees who are able to WFH, please defer all deliveries to campus over the next four weeks.

Employees are reminded that all social and recreational gatherings at the workplace continue to remain suspended.
 
ART kit distribution and testing:
(Update) To facilitate regular testing, SUTD will be allocating 8 kits per employee. EHS will co-ordinate with the respective departments’ POC for collection of test kits at Campus Centre from 4 October to 6 October 2021. The respective department POC shall arrange for the kits to be distributed to all other colleagues within the department. Staff are encouraged to keep sufficient stocks at home to carry out tests before coming to campus.

ART test kit contains a leaflet with the detailed instructions on how to use it, please see below additional resources;

Leave of Absence Policies:

  1. In line with the changes to MOH’s contact tracing (CT) policies, on 22 September, the LOA policies will be aligned. Please see attached circular on LOA policies.
COVID-19 case on SUTD campus - 16 September 2021

27 September
The COVID-19 situation in the hostel is closed. 

As of 27 September 2021, no one in the hostel is self-isolating, serving Quarantine Order, or being served with Health Risk Warning or Health Risk Alert. The two individuals infected are also well.


16 September
An SUTD Term 6 undergraduate student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last on campus on 15 September. Students and staff who were in close contact with the student have been informed to self-isolate and do ART tests, pending further instructions.

All locations visited by the student are in the process of undergoing deep cleaning. We want to assure you that the University will continue to strictly implement safe management measures to ensure our community's wellbeing.

We will be converting affected classes to online learning until the end of Friday, 24 September. In addition, physical fifth-row activities are suspended with immediate effect, and the SUTD gym plus all sporting facilities will also be closed until the end of 24 September.

Precautionary Measures - 16 August, 7 & 18 September

SUTD Employees

Updated 18 September
A 10-day work from home (WFH) will be effected immediately as a precautionary measure in ensuring the safety of the University community.

Employees who need to be on campus to perform essential work and researchers who need to access lab facilities will strictly observe all safe management measures, including directives from their relevant HODs.

Faculty members will be given further instructions on teaching arrangements by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Graduate Studies.

The 10-day WFH for those who can do so will be effective from 18 September to 27 September 2021.

We will continue to keep the University community informed of relevant updates. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe.



16 August 2021

In line with the Government's recent announcements to reopen in gradual phases, with effect from 19 August, up to 50% will be allowed to return to campus whilst 50% will work from home. 

Each HOD/HOP will manage the split for their team/department, from week to week.

Given that the Delta variant is highly contagious, it is imperative that everyone comply fully with the safe management measures (SMM) in place when on campus. A reminder that anyone wilfully ignoring SMM will be reported and face HR disciplinary measures. In particular, unless for specific exempted activities, masks must be worn at all times.

The SMM are as follows:

  • To stay away from campus if you are unwell and to seek prompt medical attention. Please refer to #Circular 22 (email) for instructions when receiving a Health Risk Alert or Health Risk Warning.

Entry & Exit

  • Check-in and check-out using Trace Together Token/App when entering and leaving the campus, respectively
  • Provide daily declaration of health, contact and travel history upon entry to the camp at https://tts.sutd.edu.sg/

At Work:

  • Keep at least 1m distance from other colleagues at all times, including at meetings, workstations etc. Where physical interaction cannot be avoided, precautions should be taken to ensure clear physical spacing of at least 1 metre through physical means and demarcation of safe physical distances (at least 1m apart) using visual indicators, where possible, in the following situations.
  • Between all persons at meeting rooms, work areas and workstations and
  • At all times during work-related events held at the workplace
  • Unless there is a real need for physical meetings, all meetings should be conducted online (via Zoom, MS Teams etc.) as far as possible.

Meals & Activities:

  • Updated 7 September:
    • All social gatherings in the workplace are suspended immediately until further notice.
    • Employees choosing to have meals in the workplace should do so alone at their own desk.
    • Please refrain from holding meetings with guests/business visitors in the canteen/F&B outlets on campus so that social interactions are avoided.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except at exempted activities.
  • Social gathering and activities with close or prolong contact should be minimised
  • Observe the group size limit of 2 when having meals at the canteen.
  • Continue to observe personal and environmental hygiene with regular hand washing.
  • Comply promptly with all instructions given by the Safe Management Officers (SMO) regarding Safe Management Measures. 

Please also ensure you have the Trace Together Token on your persons at all times whilst on campus, or enable the Trace Together App on your phone for contact tracing.

Staggered hours will also apply. These are the staggered hours guidelines:

Option Mon - Fri
1 7.00am – 4.00pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
2 7.30am – 4.30pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
3 8.30am – 5.30pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
4 10.00am – 7.00pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)
5 10.30am – 7.30pm (inclusive of 45min lunch break)

As the situation is fluid, we will provide further updates in response to advisories that may be issued by the authorities.
 
We seek everyone’s understanding during these challenging times.
 
Take care and stay safe. 

COVID-19 case on SUTD campus - 23 July 2021

A supervisor of our landscaping contractor at the SUTD campus has tested positive for Covid-19 on 22 July 2021. 

We wish to assure you that the University has taken measures to sanitise and do deep cleaning of all passenger lifts, restrooms and areas visited by the supervisor. We will continue to monitor the situation and apprise the community of any further developments that may arise.

The affected supervisor was last on campus on 21 July 2021 from 8am to 6pm, and all persons who had contact with him were asked to isolate themselves and stay away from the campus for 2 weeks from 23 July 2021.

Precautionary Measures - Updated 14 May 2021

The following will take effect from 16 May 2021 until further notice.
 
SUTD Employees
Work-from-home will be the default. Employees who are able to work from home will do so.

  • Employees who need to return to the workplace in order to perform their work will need to notify their own HOD or HOP, and observe the usual split team arrangement for the week in which they can come to the campus.
  • Staff from different teams should not interact with each other.
  • Staggered working hours will continue to apply.

Employees who need to return to campus are reminded that safe management measures must be strictly observed:

  • Present your TraceTogether App or Token SafeEntry check in.
  • Please ensure you have the Trace Together Token or enable the Trace Together App on your phone for contact tracing, at all times whilst on campus.
  • Keep at least 1m distance from other colleagues at all times, including at meetings, workstations etc.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except at meal times.
  • Provide daily declaration of health, contact and travel history upon entry to campus.
  • To stay away from campus if you are unwell, and to seek prompt medical attention.
  • Social gatherings at the workplace will not be allowed. Meal breaks can be taken at the workplace, but staff should refrain from intermingling with their colleagues when their masks are taken off.
  • Continue to observe personal and environmental hygiene with regular hand washing.
  • All meetings should now be conducted online (via Zoom, MS Teams etc.) as far as possible.
  • Comply promptly with all instructions given by the Safe Management Officers (SMO) regarding Safe Management Measures.
  • All food and beverage establishments including the canteen will only allow takeaway or delivery.
Precautionary Measures – Updated 19 January 2021

In light of the continuing safe management measures we have put in place, and the need to support teaching, research and work requirements, with effect from 25 January 2021:
 
SUTD Employees

  • Employees who need to meet each other face to face regardless of which department or teams, in order to carry out the necessary task may do so whilst strictly following safe management measures.
  • All employees to either have the TraceTogether Token with you at all times, or to have the TraceTogether App active on your phones, while on campus.
  • Employees will continue to work from home 50% of your time (and on campus 50% of your time). Departments and teams will put in place your own arrangements to manage this to ensure that no more than half the employees are present on campus on a given day.
  • Staggering of work hours continue to apply.

Employees are reminded to strictly adhere to all safe management measures including:

  • Check in and check out using SafeEntry when entering and leaving the campus respectively.
  • Provide daily declaration of health, contact and travel history upon entry to campus.
  • Conduct meetings virtually (e.g. via online, phone etc.) where possible.
  • Avoid social gatherings and activities with close or prolonged contact
  • Stay away from campus if you are unwell, and to seek prompt medical attention.
  • Keep at least 1m distance from other colleagues at all times, including at workstations etc.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except at meal times.
  • Continue to observe personal and environmental hygiene with regular hand washing.
  • Comply promptly with all instructions given by the Safe Management Officers (SMO) regarding Safe Management Measures.
  • Do not organise social gathering, within or outside the workplace (e.g. parties , celebrations, team bonding activities, D&D, gala dinners).
  • Food and drinks should preferably not be served at events. If served for practical reasons, do it individually and minimise contact. Meals be kept short to minimise period that one remains unmasked in such events.
Precautionary Measures – Updated 25 September 2020

In line with the announcement by Singapore government’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce on resuming more activities safely and updates from MOM on the requirements for safe management measures at workplace, SUTD will ramp up employee presence on campus to 50% starting from 28 September 2020:

SUTD Employees

  • Staff will return to campus on a weekly rotation basis, according to the BCP Team designation, starting from 28 September (the week of 28 September will be Team A on campus).
  • Staggered hours continue to apply.
  • If your department has a satellite office, your HOD may provide further guidance so that you can split your time between Campus and Home.

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
  • Staff are encouraged to also download the Trace Together app or carry the Trace Together token that is being distributed by the government.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 


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

Precautionary Measures – Updated 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

  • 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. 
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. 

Visitors

  • 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 help-facilities@sutd.edu.sg 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.

Update on Start of Term for Freshmen in May 2020
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:

Visitors

  • 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 https://tdv.sutd.edu.sg/

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 https://tts.sutd.edu.sg. 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 https://tts.sutd.edu.sg.

  • 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

 

Useful Links

 

 
Further information can be found on the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19 and common FAQs at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs