Covid-19 Advisory

Precautionary Measures


To keep our students, staff and guests safe, we seek your cooperation as we take the following precautionary measures:

  • Declaration of travel history by all students and staff
  • Travel and health declaration by all guests
  • Temperature screening per entry to our campuses
  • Persons who are unwell or show respiratory symptoms will be advised to see a doctor immediately; they will not be permitted entry to our campuses
  • Face masks will be provided on request to students with respiratory symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, breathlessness); they will be advised to see a doctor immediately
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitisation at all shared spaces and common touchpoints
  • Hand sanitisers are available at key locations
  • Online learning and social distancing for large classes (above 50 people)
  • Students on Stay Home Notice / Leave of Absence will be supported
  • Staff have been educated on mitigation measures e.g. how to isolate suspect cases from occupied venues
  • Advisories are displayed prominently on campuses and online

 

We have set up a task force that is closely monitoring the developments in Singapore and worldwide, and to maintain regular communications with all stakeholders. We will continue to take appropriate steps to keep our students safe and on track for graduation.

8 Facts to Know


Why the Name?
Covid-19 stands for COronaVIrus Disease 2019. This avoids social discrimination as the virus does not check people’s nationality before infecting them.

 

What are Coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. These viruses are transmitted from animals to people.

 

Less Deadly Than SARS
Health experts believe the mortality rate is about 2%. The World Health Organization found that 80% of patients have mild symptoms and recover, and a Chinese study showed that older patients aged 60 and above with other health conditions are at the greatest risk.

 

Spreads More like Flu
Covid-19 is believed to spread like H1N1 or influenza. There is growing evidence that Covid-19 is more infectious but with mild symptoms. This may be similar to how the 2009 pandemic H1N1 is now considered a regular flu virus.

 

To Wear, Or Not to Wear Masks
The World Health Organization, and health authorities in Singapore and other countries recommend that only unwell persons with respiratory symptoms (e.g. sneezing or coughing) should wear a surgical mask, so that they minimise the risk of them infecting others.

 

Gold Standard of Detection
Singapore tests all hospital patients with pneumonia and isolates any close contacts with confirmed cases. According to Harvard University researchers, for every 10 cases confirmed in Singapore, other countries may only be able to detect 4.

 

Travelling to Singapore
The international community can be confident in Singapore's commitment to share information openly and swiftly, to protect public health and maintain safety and stability. The World Health Organization has highlighted the strength of Singapore's response, and a Harvard study has lauded our effectiveness in detecting and isolating cases.

 

Studying at PSB Academy
Students and parents may equally be assured in our commitment to keep our students safe and on track for graduation. This includes measures such as temperature screening before entry, frequent cleaning and sanitisation, and social distancing during classes.

Large Classes


PSB Academy has enhanced our precautionary measures for large classes above 50 people to ensure the safety of our students while minimising disruptions to your learning needs. In the month of February 2020, all classes above 50 people shall proceed as originally planned and scheduled, but with these precautionary measures:

 

Online Learning (Lectures and Tutorials)

We will put in place online learning as far as possible. Lectures will conduct live teaching or use pre-recorded lesson recordings. Students will be informed of how they may access the online learning materials.

 

Online Exam / Quizzes

Online exams and quizzes will be implemented across all Schools.

 

Face-to-Face Learning, Exam / Quizzes

We will minimise large gatherings by breaking up classes above 50 students as far as possible. If we are unable to break up classes, we will minimise close contact among students by keeping seats empty between students. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitisation, especially for larger classrooms.

 

We have rolled out these measures for all courses awarded by PSB Academy, and will progressively implement these across our university partners’ degree courses. Please speak with your School for more information.

FAQ


Is it safe to travel to Singapore?

Singapore raised our national risk assessment alert (Dorscon) to Orange, as Covid-19 has been determined to be severe and easily transmissible. However, there is no widespread transmission in Singapore and the virus is being contained. Our defences have been strengthened to enhance public safety e.g. temperature screening, daily health checks.

The international community can be confident in Singapore's commitment to share information openly and swiftly, to protect public health and maintain safety and stability. The World Health Organization has highlighted the strength of Singapore's response, and a Harvard study has lauded our effectiveness in detecting and isolating cases.

 

Am I allowed to enter into Singapore if I have a valid Student's Pass or In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter?

You can enter Singapore if you have a valid Student’s Pass provided you are not travelling from Hubei, China. However, you are strongly advised to check with your airline if you can board the plane.

If you are travelling from Daegu/Cheongdo, Korea or mainland China (outside Hubei), you are to inform your School immediately upon arrival in Singapore and place yourself under the mandatory 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

Students with the IPA letter may produce the letter and passport for entry into Singapore. You will be subject to precautionary measures upon arrival, which may include travel declaration, health screening, 14-day SHN and other such measures.

 

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

Singapore has introduced SHN for Singapore residents and long-term pass (including Student's Pass) holders returning to Singapore from Daegu/Cheongdo, Korea and mainland China (outside Hubei) within the last 14 days.

Students under the SHN have to remain in their place of residence at all times during the 14-day period. Those placed on the SHN will be reminded to monitor their health closely and minimise contact with others.

During the SHN period, students can seek assistance from PSB Academy to support them in areas such as food and daily necessities.

Surveillance and enforcement measures will be implemented to ensure compliance with the SHN, so that the wellbeing of the community is not put at risk. Those who flout the SHN may face penalties and can be prosecuted under the Infectious Diseases Act.

 

Precautionary Leave of Absence (PLOA)

To protect the wellbeing of our student community, we may place students under precautionary leave of absence (PLOA) if they have had close contact with someone on SHN.

Students under the PLOA should remain in their place of residence as much as possible and minimise contact with others. They should minimise visitors to their place of residence, and avoid going to crowded places or attending social gatherings.

  

Quarantine Order

The quarantine order is served to people who have come into close contact with individuals who have been infected. A quarantined at home cannot physically interact with others living in the same premises or leave home. Spot checks - both by phone and in person - will be carried out to ensure that they abide by the restrictions.

Those who do not have such facilities at home may opt for government quarantine facilities. Quarantined people who live alone and need to get groceries, for example, may be granted assistance from the authorities.

Those who flout the quarantine for the first time may be fined up to $10,000, jailed up to six months, or both. The penalty is higher for subsequent breaches.

 

If students transit through Daegu/Cheongdo, Korea and mainland China (outside Hubei), will they be issued 14-day SHN?

Yes.

 

If students recently travelled outside Daegu/Cheongdo, Korea or mainland China (outside Hubei), are unwell and on medical leave, what should they do?

Students with respiratory symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, breathlessness) should see a doctor. They may then furnish their medical certificate to PSB Academy and apply for a precautionary leave of absence (PLOA). The 14-day PLOA will start from the day they arrived in Singapore. Please check with your School for more details.

 

How do I submit a PLOA?

We will email you an LOA confirmation letter to if you fulfil the LOA criteria in your e-declaration submission.

 

Can I go down to ICA to complete Student's Pass (STP) formalities if I'm on SHN?

You are not allowed to leave your place of residence if you are placed under SHN. Hence, you are required to reschedule your ICA appointment.

Students who recently returned from mainland China before 19 February 2020 were issued Leave of Absence (LOA) instead of the SHN. LOA students need to comply with the necessary ICA STP formalities promptly. However, you must take the necessary precautions to maintain your health and personal hygiene during this period. 

 

Do students who have not travelled outside Singapore recently need to be on SHN?

If students travelled recently, but outsideDaegu/Cheongdo, Korea or mainland China, will they be issued 14-day SHN?

If students have not travelled toDaegu/Cheongdo, Korea or mainland China but their roommate/classmate has just returned to Singapore from these areas, will the student who did not travel be subject to SHN? 

No.

 

School of Foundation Studies (SFS)

 

Will CEP Level 5 students’ progression into their next programme be affected after their completion of CEP course in lieu of CEP classes being suspended?

CEP Level 1 to 5 written exam will be held on 23 Feb and speaking exam will be on 24 Feb. The School will take all efforts to minimise the impact on all students’ progression timeline. However, we still need to monitor the situation which is developing rapidly, and keep all students’ health and safety as our priority.

 

Other Schools

 

During the 14-day LOA/SHN period, will my course be changed to online teaching or will the school arrange additional classes after the LOA/SHN ends?

School of Business & Management (SBM):

All classes will proceed as originally scheduled. For students who are on LOA/SHN, lecture recordings will be provided online. Students on LOA/SHN should attend classes after their 14-day period if they are well.

School of Engineering & Technology (SET):

All classes will proceed as originally scheduled. For DEET/ DMET, online videos are available (except project/lab-based modules). For ECU students, full online videos are available. For unrecorded classes, alternative arrangements will be made for students onLOA/SHN.

Students on LOA/SHN should attend classes after their 14-day period if they are well.

School of Life & Physical Sciences (SLPS):

For students who are on LOA/SHN, lecture recordings will be provided online.  All lab classes will be postponed for students on LOA/SHN. If postponement is not possible, then alternative lessons/activities will be provided.

School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS):

All classes will proceed as originally scheduled. We will make arrangements, where appropriate, to have the classes recorded and made available for students who are on LOA/SHN.

Students on LOA/SHN should attend classes after their 14-day period if they are well.

 

During the 14-day LOA/SHN period, students may have mid-term exams, tests or other assessments, according to the previous course schedule. Will the student's attendance rate and final grade be affected? 

SBM:

Assessments will proceed as originally scheduled. Appropriate arrangements will be made in respect of assessments and examinations to students who are affected by LOA/SHN. Students can continue to submit their assessments to online platforms, where required.

Students on LOA/SHN should take assessments and sit for any examinations scheduled after their 14-day period if they are well.

All students (with or without LOA/SHN) are not required to attend the self-study sessions. More updates will be announced subsequently.   

SET:

All Coursework assessments for ECU, CU, and PSB Academy are 100% online submission or MCQ, and students on LOA/SHN can continue to submit their assessments.

For UON students, they can apply for Adverse Circumstances for alternative arrangements to be made for any tests/quizzes that students may have missed.

For CU students who miss any scheduled assessments, special alternative arrangements will be made by your programme leader.

Students on LOA/SHN should take assessments and sit for any examinations scheduled after their 14-day period if they are well.

All students (with or without LOA/SHN) are not required to attend the self-study sessions. More updates will be announced subsequently.   

SLPS:

Assessments are generally submitted online, so students on LOA/SHN can continue to submit their assessments.  For mid-term tests or exams, students who are affected by LOA/SHN will be granted deferred assessments.  We are working closely with our university partners on the date and delivery of assessments and will update all students via emails.

SPS:

Assessments will proceed as originally scheduled. All Coursework assessment for CU’s programmes are 100% online submission, students on LOA/SHN can continue to submit their assessments.

Appropriate arrangements will be made in respect of assessments and examinations to students who are affected by LOA/SHN.

Students on LOA/SHN should take assessments and sit for any examinations scheduled after their 14-day period if they are well.

ll students (with or without LOA/SHN) are not required to attend the self-study sessions. More updates will be announced subsequently.   

 

Will upcoming intakes that were scheduled to start in February/March 2020 be affected by the LOA/SHN?

All Schools:

Intakes in March will proceed as originally planned and scheduled. Incoming students have been/will be contacted to submit their travel declarations. Those affected will be placed on LOA/SHN.

PSB Academy will closely monitor the situation and advise on the appropriate arrangements in respect of classes and assessment, if necessary.

 

For further inquiries, please contact your respective school’s representative:

School

Contact Person

Email

Telephone Number

SFS

Ms. Allison Ng

Allison.Ng@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9123

SBM

Ms. Vivian Ong

Vivian.Ong@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9027

SET

Ms. Ho Li Hoon

Li-Hoon.Ho@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9090

SLPS

Mr. Rick Sim

Rick.Sim@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9182

SPS

Mr. Jason Hon

Jason.Hon@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9255

常见问题


目前新加坡政府已经将疾病爆发应对系统的级别从黄色调高至橙色,那现在前往新加坡是否仍然安全?

新加坡当局进一步加强了对2019年新冠状病毒的防御,以加强公共安全。建议您向当地主管部门咨询关于来新旅行的建议。有关 DORSCON 橙色级别的更多信息,请访问https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/being-prepared-for-a-pandemic

 

如果我持有有效的学生证 STP 或原则批准 IPA 信函,我是否可以进入新加坡?

如果你目前持有有效的学生证,可以进入新加坡,该通行证被新加坡移民局(ICA)视为长期签证,但是从中国大陆湖北出发的除外。我们强烈建议您在出发之前与航空公司确认具体情况。如果您从中国大陆(湖北除外)出发,请您在抵新之后立即告知学校,同时按照新加坡政府的规定,进行14天居家隔离(SHN)。

持有 IPA 信函的学生连同护照一起出示给移民官入境新加坡。您将在入境时将被要求接受检疫措施,包括入境健康检查、14 天 SHN 和其他类似措施。

什么是居家隔离通知 SHN)?

SHN 是取代 LOA 的新措施,自2020 年 2 月 18 日起生效。

新加坡政府的多部门工作组为新加坡居民和从中国大陆(湖北以外)返回新加坡的长期签证持有者推出了SHN。

 

本SHN将于2020年2月18日23:59开始生效,并适用于所有在过去14天内去过中国(湖北以外)的市民和旅客。

 

什么是居家隔离 SHN)、缺席假 LOA 和隔离?

 

根据SHN,他们必须在14天期间一直留在隔离地点。这比现有的LOA更为严格,LOA允许隔离者短暂离开隔离地点,外出就餐或购买家庭用品。而接到SHN通知的人将会被严格监视他们的身体情况,并且需要尽量减少与他人的接触。根据 SHN,将实施监控和执法措施,以确保遵守 SHN,以免危及社区的福祉。  藐视《传染病法》的人可能面临处罚,并可能因《传染病法》第21A条而受到起诉。

 

在SHN时期,学校将会在食物和日用品购买上面给学生提供支持。

 

了解更多信息,请访问https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/implementation-of-new-stay-home-notice

 

虽然目前宣布SHN已经取代了LOA,PSB学院仍将根据每个案例的情况,保持LOA这一制度。例如,如果您与 正在SHN 期间的人有过觅求联系,我们会要求学生执行LOA.

请注意:缺席假(LOA) 并不意味着你被隔离。

隔离比休假更为严格,隔离属于《传染病法》规定下的抗击重大疫情的措施。任何不服从隔离措施的人, 首犯将被处以最高1万新币的罚款或监禁6个月,或同时执行。屡犯者将会受到更为严厉的处罚。

被隔离在家的人不能与居住在同一处所的人有任何身体上的接触,同时也不可以离开隔离地点。我们将会通过电话和上门抽查来确保他们遵守这些限制。

如若暂时不具备自我隔离之条件,可以选择政府提供的隔离设施。政府将根据情况对独居的自我隔离人士提供帮助,例如提供日常生活用品等等。

如果您正在LOA期间,请遵守下面的规定:

  • 确保通信顺畅,以便外界可以随时与你联系;
  • 尽量呆在自我隔离住所,不要随意外出走动;
  • 尽量减少接待访客的人数和次数。自我隔离期内,如有接待访客,请尽量记录下访客来访时间;
  • 如需外出购买日用品或者处理其他个人事务,请尽量在短时间内完成,缩短外出时间,以确保尽快回到住所。在外出期间,尽量避免与其他人直接接触。我们建议选择送货上门服务,或者请求他人帮忙购买日用品;
  • 在自我隔离期内,尽量避免去人多拥挤的地方,尽量不参加各种聚会。

为期 14 天的 SHN 何时生效?

所有在2020年2月1日至2020年7月31日期间前往中国大陆(湖北以外)的学生,须从抵达新加坡之日起接受14天的SHN检查。

 

对于在新加坡从未离开过新加坡的学生,他们还需要参加为期14天的SHN吗?

不用。

 

如果一个学生曾经在新加坡,但他/她的室友/同学刚从中国大陆返回新加坡,前者是否受执行SHN

不用。

 

我可以在LOA/SHN期间前往 ICA 完成 STP 手续吗?

对于 SHN 期间的学生:

不可以离开隔离地点前往ICA办理手续,需要在ICA系统上重新更改你的预约。

对于 LOA 期间的学生:

可以去移民厅办理学生签证相关事宜,但是在外出时,请做好安全措施如佩带好口罩等等再行外出。

 

如果我过境中国,是否会要求我执行14SHN

是的。

 

对于从中国大陆以外国家返回且身体不适且正在休病假的学生,在医疗休假期满后,是否允许他们申请LOA;2如果LOA 期间与考试日期重叠可否参加特殊安排的考试

受影响的学生将被允许申请LOA,需要出具有效的医疗证明他们身体出现不适。LOA 将从他们抵达新加坡的当天开始,加上 14 天。详情请咨询你所在的院校。

 

如何提交 LOA

在提交个人旅行记录申报表之后,我们将通过电子邮件发送 LOA 确认信。

 

基础学院(SFS

 因为CEP课程被延迟两周开课,CEP 5级学生在完成这学期课程后,能否顺利进入下一个课程?

CEP 1 至 5 级笔试将于 2 月 23 日举行,口语考试将于 2 月 24 日举行。学校将尽力减少对所有学生升学时间的影响。但是,我们仍需要关注疫情发展的情况,把全体学生的健康和安全作为我们的首要任务。

 

其他下属学院

 

在为期 14 天的LOA/SHN 期间,我的课程是否会改为在线教学,或者学校是否会在 LOA/SHN结束后安排额外课程

工商管理学院(SBM):

所有课程都将按照原定计划进行。对于在LOA/SHN上的学生,我们将会上传课程录音。 LOA/SHN结束之后,如果学生身体无恙,应返回学校上课。

工程技术学院(SET):

所有课程都将按照原定计划进行。对于 DEET/DMET的学生,学校提供在线视频(基于项目/实验室的模块除外)。ECU 课程将会上传所有授课视频。对于暂无录音或者视频的课程,我们会为在LOA期间的学生作出其他安排。

LOA/SHN结束之后,如果学生身体无恙,应返回学校上课。

生命科学学院(SLPS):

对于在LOA/SHN期间的学生,我们将上传课程录音。涉及到有学生在LOA/SHN期间的实验室课程,我们将会推迟这些涉及到的课程。如果出现有个别课程无法推迟的情况,我们将会进行其他安排。

研究生研究学院:

所有课程都将按照原定计划进行。我们会在适当情况下作出安排,录制课程,供在LOA/SHN期间的学生使用。

LOA/SHN结束之后,如果学生身体无恙,应返回学校上课。

 

14 天的LOA/SHN 期间,学生可能会赶上事先安排好的期中考试、小测或其他测试,这种情况学生的出勤率和期末总成绩会受到影响吗?

SBM

所有测试将如期进行。学院将为LOA/SHN的学生做出测试及考试方面的必要安排。

14天隔离期结束后,如学生无病症,应正常参加事先安排好的测试及考试。

所有学生(包括需要进行LOA/SHN和不需要进行LOA/SHN的学生)从此通知发出之时开始,都不需要参加自习课。

我们将会及时更新相关情况。

工程科技学院

ECU、CU和PSB学院的课业都是100%在线提交的,所以自我隔离的学生可以照常提交。

UON学生可以申请Adverse Circumstances以便学校安排学生错过的考试或者测试。

CU学生如若因为隔离而不能参加考试或者测试,课程负责人将会进行相应的安排。

14天隔离期结束后,如学生无病症,应正常参加事先安排好的测试及考试。

所有学生(包括需要进行LOA/SHN和不需要进行LOA/SHN的学生)从此通知发出之时开始,都不需要参加自习课。

我们将会及时更新相关情况。

生命科学学院

该学院测试以在线提交为主,所以LOA/SHN的学生可以照常提交测试。如若因为14自我隔离期错过期中考试,学校将会安排考试延期。学院也将会和合作大学一起为延期参加考试或其他测试的LOA/SHN学生通过邮件为其更新考试方面的信息。

所有学生(包括需要进行LOA/SHN和不需要进行LOA/SHN的学生)从此通知发出之时开始,都不需要参加自习课。

 

研究生教学院

测试将如期进行。CU所有的课业是100%以在线提交形式开展的,所以自LOA/SHN的学生可以照常提交。

学院将为LOA/SHN学生做出测试及考试方面的必要安排。

14天隔离期结束后,如学生无病症,应正常参加事先安排好的测试及考试。

自我隔离期间的学生不需要参加自习课。

所有学生(包括需要进行LOA/SHN和不需要进行LOA/SHN的学生)从此通知发出之时开始,都不需要参加自习课。

 

 

原定于 2020 2/3月开课的课程是否会受到LOA/SHN的影响

所有院校:

3月的开课和授课将按原计划进行。即将到达新加坡的学生将会接到提交出入境记录声明的通知。受影响的学生需执行14天LOA/SHN.。

PSB学院将紧密跟踪冠状病毒的情况,并按需做上课及测试方面的必要安排。

PSB学院将密切监测2019年新型冠状病毒的情况,并在必要时就课程和评估的适当安排提出建议。

 

如有更多疑问,请联系如下各学院的联系人:

学院

联系人

Email

电话

基础学院

Ms. Allison Ng

Allison.Ng@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9123

工商管理学院

Ms. Vivian Ong

Vivian.Ong@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9027

工程科技学院

Ms. Ho Li Hoon

Li-Hoon.Ho@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9090

生命科学学院

Mr. Rick Sim

Rick.Sim@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9182

研究生教育学院

Mr. Jason Hon

Jason.Hon@psb-academy.edu.sg

6390 9255