Latest Updates on COVID-19 Measures

Latest Updates on COVID-19 Measures

Latest Updates on COVID-19 Measures

Updates on COVID-19

Updated: 15 February 2023

In response to the 2019 COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the latest measures implemented by the local government, the Singapore campus of James Cook University has put in place a set of protective measures and advice to keep our students and staff healthy and safe, as well as to better mitigate risks and minimise disruption.

Following the easing of community measures in Singapore, the University will be transitioning from blended learning back to face-to-face modality from SP51 2023 onwards. Students may refer to their respective timetables here.

The campus has returned to its usual operating hours. It remains open to students and staff on Monday to Friday (7am–10pm) and Saturday (7am–6pm), and closed on Sunday and Public Holidays. Some programs may be offered outside these hours. Safe management measures will be put in place to ensure the well-being of students and staff. For details on the latest safe management guidelines, click here.

In line with local government guidelines, mask-wearing is no longer required in both indoor and outdoor settings. There are also no limits on group sizes. Safe distancing is still encouraged but will not be mandatory between individuals or groups.

Facilities and services such as the One-Stop Centre at Block C will be available on campus. The canteen will be open Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, except Public Holidays. The library will be open on Monday to Friday (9am–9pm) and Saturday (9am–6pm). In addition, self-study will be allowed on campus during campus operating hours. Facilities will maintain regular daily cleaning, while ad-hoc cleaning will be conducted within 7 calendar days in the event a student/staff reported with COVID-19 has visited the campus.

In the event that there are more than 50 positive cases reported in 3 consecutive days, the University will engage a professional company for Campus-wide deep cleaning. In the event of more than 100 cases reported in 3 consecutive days, additional control measures will be introduced to safeguard the wellbeing of students and staff. The University will broadcast an official announcement should such a situation occur.

Student activities will be carried out in a cautious manner in accordance with the latest guidelines; you may consult Campus Activities for more information [email protected].

From 1 February 2022, the Psychology Clinic will only accept fully vaccinated clients, in accordance with MOH guidelines.


The gym will be open to registered gym members and there will be no limit to the number of users. Gym equipment should be wiped down / sanitised before passing on for use by the next user.


Who you are / your situation:

Action required

New students

  • Please check your email on our ‘Welcome Letter’ to retrieve the Reporting and Orientation schedule.
  • Digital Readiness: Please ensure that you meet the minimum systems requirements for online and blended learning.
  • Take note of the dates to attend Reporting and Orientation before course commencement.

Students returning to campus

  • Class and Campus Attendance will be recorded via biometrics (i.e., fingerprint).
  • Please refer to the Teaching Modality section below for more information on classes and assessment.

All students

  • Please refer to the Teaching Modality section below for more information on classes and assessment.
  • Students are encouraged to conduct ART regularly to keep yourselves and everyone safe. Your wellbeing is of our top priority.

Graduating students

  • Students will be conferred through University Council meeting.
  • Contact Graduation Office: [email protected] for further details.

If you are feeling unwell, especially if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose), you are advised to perform an ART. If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not come to the campus until you have recovered. You must declare your status here and upload a photo of your ART result by submitting a Leave Application on StudentFirst.

If you test negative but do not feel well enough to attend classes, please visit a doctor to seek medical advice. You must obtain a medical certificate (MC) to be excused from your lessons and/or Campus Attendance. Please be reminded to upload the photo of your MC by submitting a Leave Application on StudentFirst.

Teaching modality

Find out more about our modes of teaching, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about your studies here.


Who you are / your situation:

Action required

Staff returning to campus
  • All employees may now return to the workplace.
  • Staff returning to campus must be vaccinated.
  • Discuss your working, monitoring, and communication arrangements with your Functional Director / Line Manager.
  • Alert your Functional Director / Line Manager accordingly if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and complete the declaration at:

All staff except the above

  • Discuss your working, monitoring and communication arrangements with your Functional Director/Line Manager.
  • Alert your Functional Director/Line Manager accordingly if you – or any of your close contacts i.e. friends, family members – experience any relevant medical conditions or symptoms.
  • Complete the declaration at: ; as relevant

If any teaching staff (including sessional staff) contracts COVID-19 during the trimester, the affected class will be rescheduled, or another faculty would deliver the class as scheduled. Students will receive an official notification from the University.

Measures for inbound travellers

  • International students who plan to come to Singapore soon — We are pleased to assist you with Student Pass applications.
  • You can attend face-to-face classes once you have a valid Student’s Pass from ICA.
  • Please note that there is no online class and support from SP51 2023. If you are unable to travel to Singapore for face-to-face classes, please apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA). Please contact the Attendance Monitoring Team for more information: [email protected].

Health and medical matters

Let us work together by being socially responsible and do our own part in keeping good personal hygiene.

For Assistance
Contact Student Affairs at [email protected] or call +65 9321 6833