Covid-19 Advisory

Precautionary Measures


 

To keep our student community safe, we seek your cooperation as we take the following precautionary measures:

 

    • Campus Entry & Sanitisation
      • 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
      • Persons on Stay-Home Notice / Leave of Absence / Quarantine Order should remain at home at all times; they will not be permitted entry to our campuses
      • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitisation at all shared spaces and common touchpoints
      • Hand sanitisers are available at key locations

      Not Feeling Well?

    • Learning Support
      • Online learning and safe distancing on-campus
      • 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
      • Students on Stay-Home Notice / Leave of Absence / Quarantine Order will be supported
    • Whistleblowing

      If you have information on students not complying with the Stay-Home Notice requirements, please reach out to us at:

 

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.

Safe Distancing


PSB Academy has enhanced our precautionary measures for all classes to ensure the safety of our students while minimising disruptions to your learning needs:

 

  • Online Learning

    Online Classes

    School of Foundation Studies (SFS):

    All lessons will be conducted via live streaming from 30 March 2020 onwards and students will have to attend all lessons online via Blackboard learning platform. Lessons will also be made available as recorded contents. Live streaming sessions are interactive, and you are able to ask questions or engage in discussions during these sessions. In addition to live streaming lessons, students are required to attend the remaining 2 hours of Level e-lectures and this is applicable for CEP Level 1 to 4.

    All coursework assessments will be carried out online. Your individual lecturers will be briefing you on the details.

    All Other Schools:

    All lectures and tutorials, except for laboratory sessions and group projects will be conducted via live streaming and will be made available as recorded contents thereafter from 30 Mar 2020. Live streaming sessions are interactive, and you will be able to ask questions or engage in discussions during these sessions. Beyond live streaming sessions, you may email your lecturers if you have any questions or clarifications on your classes.

     

    Online Exam / Quizzes

    Online exams and quizzes will be implemented across all Schools.

  • Face-to-Face Learning

    Where online learning may not be feasible (e.g. lab sessions, group projects and exams), we will minimise close contact among students by keeping spaces empty between students. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitisation on-campus.

    Safe Distancing Study Areas

     

    Safe Distancing Lecture Theatres

     

    Safe Distancing Examinations

SHN/LOA/QO Support


Students serving the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) / Leave of Absence (LOA) / Quarantine Order (QO) will be supported throughout this period:

 


 

More About SHN, LOA and QO 

  • Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

    Singapore has introduced SHN for Singapore residents and long-term pass (including Student's Pass) holders returning to Singapore from all countries 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.

  • Leave of Absence (LOA)

    To protect the well-being of our student community, we may place students under leave of absence (LOA) if they have had close contact with someone on SHN. Students who return from any country between 14 and 20 March 2020 will also be placed on LOA.

    Students under the LOA 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 (QO)

    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.

FAQ


  • International Students

    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?

    From 30 March 2020, Student’s Pass (STP) and In-Principle Approval (IPA) holders planning to enter Singapore must obtain the Ministry of Education's permission before commencing their journey to Singapore. Please submit your application to PSB Academy and wait for an approval letter of entry before you arrange your travel to Singapore. This approval letter of entry must be shown to airline staff upon check-in at the departure airport and to the immigration officer upon arrival in Singapore.

    If you are travelling to Singapore from anywhere overseas, you will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) by the authorities and need to inform your School immediately upon arrival in Singapore. Students who have travelled within the last 14 days to Hubei province of Mainland China will be issued a 14-day Quarantine Order (QO).

     

    If I'm an international student, do I need to attend self-study sessions on-campus?

    All international students are not required to attend self-study sessions on-campus until the end of June or earlier. We will inform you when this ICA requirement has been restored.

  • If You Are Unwell

    If I am unwell, what should I do?

    Students entering Singapore with respiratory symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, breathlessness) will be tested for Covid-19 and issued the 14-day SHN.

    Students who develop respiratory symptoms (regardless of travel history) should not come into campus, and should see a doctor. They will be issued a 5-day medical certificate, which they will need to submit to PSB Academy. Please check with your School for more details.

    Not Feeling Well?

  • SHN/LOA/QO Learning Arrangements

    Will upcoming intakes be affected by the SHN/LOA/QO?

    Intakes will proceed as originally scheduled. Incoming students will be contacted to submit their travel declarations, and those who travelled overseas recently will be placed on SHN. Students who have travelled within the last 14 days to Hubei province of Mainland China will be issued a Quarantine Order (QO).

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

     

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

    School of Foundation Studies (SFS):

    All lessons will be conducted via live streaming from 30 March 2020 onwards and students will have to attend all lessons online via Blackboard learning platform. Lessons will also be made available as recorded contents. Live streaming sessions are interactive, and you are able to ask questions or engage in discussions during these sessions. In addition to live streaming lessons, students are required to attend the remaining 2 hours of Level e-lectures and this is applicable for CEP Level 1 to 4.

    All coursework assessments will be carried out online. Your individual lecturers will be briefing you on the details.

    All Other Schools:

    All lectures and tutorials, except for laboratory sessions and group projects will be conducted via live streaming and will be made available as recorded contents thereafter from 30 Mar 2020. Live streaming sessions are interactive, and you will be able to ask questions or engage in discussions during these sessions. Beyond live streaming sessions, you may email your lecturers if you have any questions or clarifications on your classes.

     

    During the 14-day SHN/LOA/QO 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:

    Appropriate assessment and examination arrangements will be made for students affected by SHN/LOA/QO. Students may continue to submit their assessments through online platforms, where required.

    SET:

    Certificate, Diploma, Coventry University and Edith Cowan University coursework assessments are 100% online submission or MCQ, and students on SHN/LOA/QO may continue to submit their assessments.

    Alternative arrangements will be made for Coventry University students on SHN/LOA/QO who miss any scheduled assessments.

    The University of Newcastle, Australia students may apply for Adverse Circumstances so that alternative arrangements can be be made for tests/quizzes during their 14-day SHN/LOA/QO.

    SLPS:

    Assessments are generally online, and students on SHN/LOA/QO may continue to submit their assessments. Students on SHN/LOA/QO will be granted deferred assessments for mid-term tests or exams. We are working closely with our university partners on the date and delivery mode of assessments and will update students via emails.

    SPS:

    Coventry University coursework assessments are 100% online submission, and students on SHN/LOA/QO may continue to submit their assessments. Appropriate assessment and examination arrangements will be made for students affected by SHN/LOA/QO.

  • School Contact Details

    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


  • 国际学生

    现在前往新加坡是否仍然安全?

    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,新加坡当局已经进一步加强了对2019年新冠状病毒的防御,以加强公共安全。目前在新加坡并未出现大面积聚集性爆发,疫情得到了有效地控制。新加坡政府采取的抗疫措施包括日常检测体温,关注市民身体状况等等。

    国际社会完全可以相信新加坡,我们承诺公开和迅速地分享信息,保护公众健康,维护安全与稳定。世界卫生组织也在相关新闻发布会上高度评价了新加坡的应对力度,哈佛大学的一项研究赞扬了我们在发现和隔离病例方面采取的有效措施。

     

    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?

    自2020年3月30日起,学生证持有者(STP)和原则批准函(IPA)的签证申请者在入境新加坡之前,需要提前向新加坡教育部申请并在获得允许之后方可入境。目前PSB学院在读学生如需返回新加坡,请提交申请给PSB学院,获得新加坡教育部批准信之后再行安排赴新事宜。学生在出发时,请将批准信以及其他出境文件一同提交给机场工作人员办理登机。抵新之后,也需要将以上文件一并递交给新加坡入境处工作人员审核。

    任何外国人士需要进入新加坡在抵达新加坡当日起必须遵守14天居家令(SHN),并在到达后立即通知学校。在过去14天内曾经去过中国湖北地区的学生在入境时将被要求执行14天隔离令。

     

    SHN期间,我是否可以去移民厅办理学生签证相关事宜?

    SHN期间不可以离开住所,所以学生不能前往移民厅办理学生签证,需要和移民厅重新预约办理签证的时间。

     

    国际学生现在是否还需要到校参加自习?

    目前在六月之前,国际学生暂时不需要回到学校参加自习。如若ICA出台另外新的要求,我们会及时告知学生。

  • 感觉不适怎么办

    如果我感到身体不适,我应该怎么办?

    学生如果在入境时有呼吸道疾病的一些常见症状例如:发烧、咳嗽、呼吸障碍等等,会被要求立即进行新冠肺炎检测,同时会接到要求执行14天居家令。

    没有任何旅行记录的学生如出现呼吸道疾病的症状,应该立即就医,不再返校。医生将会给学生开具5天病假证明,学生持证明上交到PSB学院。同时也需要和你所属院校就有关细节进行详细说明。

  • SHN/LOA/QO学习安排

    接下来学校的开学日期是否会受到SHN/LOA/QO的影响而推迟?

    开课时间将按照原计划进行。即将抵新的学生将会要求提交旅行记录申报表,有过旅行记录的学生将被要求执行14天居家令。在过去14天内曾经去过中国湖北地区的学生在入境时将被要求执行14天隔离令。

    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。

     

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

    基础学院:

    所有课程将于2020年3月30日起通过直播形式进行,课程也会同步录播。学生必须通过Blackboard学习平台在线参与课程。第一至第四级别的学生还需另外完成2小时的录播课程(Level e-Lecture),直播课程可以进行互动,学生可以在直播期间提问或者就有关问题和同学进行讨论。  除了直播课和录播课,如果对课程内容有任何疑问,你还可以通过邮件和微信和授课老师联系、询问。

    所有课程评估测试都将在线进行,授课老师将会就有关线上直播的事项再进行详细解释。

    其他学院:

    自2020年3月30日起,所有课堂教学将转为线上直播形式进行,实验室课程和小组作业学校会另行安排。直播课程也会进行同步录播,方便同学们回看、查阅。直播平台具备互动功能,学生可以在平台上提问或者与小组成员进行讨论。除此之外,学生如在课堂上有其他问题,还可以写邮件给老师寻求解答。

     

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

    工商管理学院:

    我们将会为受到SHN/LOA/QO影响的学生另行安排考试和测验。转为线上教学之后,学生要按照要求进行测验,上传作业。

    工程科技学院:

    目前工程科技学院提供的证书课程、大专课程、考文垂大学的课程和埃迪斯科文大学的课程均为在线提交作业。学生在SHN/LOA/QO期间课仍然可以照常提交作业。

    学校将会为受到SHN/LOA/QO影响的英国考文垂大学的学生再行安排学生错过的测试或评估。

    就读澳洲纽卡斯尔大学的学生可以申请Adverse Circumstances ,大学会根据学生SHN/LOA/QO的实际情况来安排学生错过的考试/测试。

    生命科学学院:

    该学院测试以在线提交为主,所以SHN/LOA/QO的学生可以照常提交测试。如若因为14天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SHN/LOA/QO学生通过邮件为其更新考试方面的信息。

    研究生教育学院:

    英国考文垂大学所有的课业是100%以在线提交形式开展的,学生在SHN/LOA/QO期间仍然可以照常提交。学院将为受到SHN/LOA/QO影响的学生做出测试及考试方面的必要安排。

  • 联系我们

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

    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

Covid-19 Facts