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Update On Stepped Up Precautionary Measures For 2019 Novel Coronavirus


With the announcement on 7 Feb 2020 that Singapore’s risk assessment has been stepped up to DORSCON Orange, I would like to share with you additional measures that the school will be putting in place to safeguard the health and well-being of our students and staff.

 
SCHOOL PROGRAMMES & ACTIVITIES

As earlier announced, mass activities will be modified to be carried out at small group level or suspended. External school activities and inter-school activities will also be suspended until the end of the March school holidays. These will include the National School Games and CCAs at external venues.

The school will be postponing the following celebrations:

1.    Honours Day Ceremony (7 March 2020)

2.    IJ Spirit Day and Fiesta (13 March 2020)

The 2 events have tentatively been re-scheduled to end-May 2020, subject to the Novel Coronavirus situation stabilising. We will keep you updated of the new dates, once they are confirmed.

We will not be having Ash Wednesday mass and Lenten Reconciliation Service. We encourage girls to participate in their church activities.

CCA programmes will continue and we are taking additional precautionary measures. These include:

1.    Reducing group size where possible

2.    Ending CCAs by 5.00 pm, where possible and

3.    Modifying CCAs that use external venues, so that they can be conducted in school. These include Bowling, Dragonboating, Squash and Tennis.

 
TEMPERATURE TAKING

In addition to daily visual screening and temperature taking at the start of the day, there will be a second temperature-taking for students and staff, with effect from 10 Feb 2020. Students/staff who are at or above the trigger temperature (38oC) or who exhibit flu-like symptoms, will not be allowed to participate in after-school activities and should seek medical attention.

Please ensure that your daughter/ward brings her personal Oral Digital Thermometers (ODTs) to school every day.

 
CLEANING ROUTINE

The school has implemented a wipe-down routine in the canteen, to get students to clean their tabletop after their meals in the school canteen. This is to encourage students to be responsible and considerate towards other students who will use the tables after them.

On its part, the school has stepped up daily cleaning of classrooms and activity areas, as well as frequently touched points.


MAINTAINING GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

During this time, it is important that everyone practises good personal hygiene and is socially responsible. Should your daughter/ward be unwell or have a fever, please inform her Form Teacher and have her see a doctor promptly. She should only return to school when she has recovered.