Latest Updates on COVID-19 Measures

Latest Updates on COVID-19 Measures

Latest Updates on COVID-19 Measures

Updates on COVID-19

Updated: 29 August 2022

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.

Students will be supported via blended learning, including a mix of face-to-face classes and online learning. Students may refer to their respective timetables here.

The campus will remain open to students and assigned staff, with reduced supporting staff working on Campus. The campus will be open on Monday to Friday (7am to 10pm) and Saturday (7am to 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.

Mask-wearing is optional. Masks will also be worn by service providers on campus (i.e., Cleaners, Security Officers, Canteen stallholders and all other service providers and contractors on campus) to safeguard students and staff. Safe distancing is still encouraged but will not be mandatory between individuals or groups.

Facilities and services such as the Student Hub at Block C will be available on campus. The canteen will be open from Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, except Public Holidays. The library will be open from Monday to Friday (9am – 9pm) and Saturday (9am - 6pm). In addition, self-study will be allowed on campus during campus operating hours. Student activities will be carried out in a cautious manner in accordance with the latest guidelines; you may refer to Campus Activities for more information campusactivities-singapore@jcu.edu.au.

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

Gym

The gym will be open to registered gym members, limited to 4 people in the gym at any time by appointment only. Gym equipment should be wiped down / sanitised before passing on for use by the next user.

Students

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

  • Attendance will be recorded by teaching staff.
  • 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

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose), please do not come to the campus and visit https://flu.gowhere.gov.sg/ for a list of nearby Public Health Preparedness Clinics.

Teaching modality

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

Staff

Who you are / your situation:

Action required

Staff returning to campus
  • 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 – or any of your close contacts i.e. friends, family members – experience any relevant medical conditions or symptoms.

All staff except the above

  • All staff to telecommute. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team will maintain minimal staffing for emergency maintenance of IT infrastructure. If staff are facing technical issues, please contact ICT team at itr-singapore@jcu.edu.au.
  • 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.

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 the physical class whenever when you arrive in Singapore. However, the assessment mode might differ for the students who join the physical class after week 5.
  • International students who don’t have any immediate travel plan to Singapore — We encourage you to come to Singapore as soon as the situation allows. Please note that there is no online class and support from SP51 2023.
  • International Students who are planning travel to Singapore, welcome to contact your designated Student Ambassadors for up-to-date information.

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 studentaffairs-singapore@jcu.edu.au or call +65 9321 6833