COVID-19 ADVISORY 21 – Return to In-person Classes 19 August 2021
In line with MOE’s announcement on Safe Management Measures (SMM) in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) on 8 August 2021, DAS will return to in-person classes for all its programmes and services with effect from Thursday 19 August 2021 for all 14 DAS learning centres. As we resume in-person classes, please be assured that DAS will be adhering closely to all mandated SMM procedures which include students maintaining at least 1 metre safe distancing, masks worn at all times by staff and students, 15-minutes gap between classes and disinfection of surfaces between classes.
In order to reduce person-to-person contact, and ensure the safety of our staff and students, the front courter services at all our centres will continue to be manned as per our regular opening hours but parents can make an appointment if you wish to engage our front counter staff.
In the following situations, please do not send your child to our centres for in-person classes and to contact your child’s educational therapist to arrange to attend her/his class online:
- If he/she is on Quarantine Order or Stay Home Notice (SHN);
- If he/she is on Leave of Absence (LOA) or Approved Absence (AA) by their schools,
- If he/she is put under MOH’s Health Risk Warning (HRW), until the exit PCR test (ie second PCR test) result is negative;
- If he/she is required to undergo mandatory Covid testing until the PCR test result is negative.
- If any member of the same household is on a SHN, or Home Quarantine Order (HQO), or put under MOH’s HRW, or required to undergo mandatory Covid testing; or
- If he/she or any household member is unwell with fever or respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing, breathlessness, runny nose, loss of smell, cough, or sore throat.
Kindly note that if your child’s Educational Therapist also encounters the above, classes will be moved online as well for the required number of days so that your child’s learning can continue without disruptions.
I commend all students, parents, and colleagues for the resilience you have shown throughout these challenging times as you continued to teach and learn. While the situation has improved with the ending of Phase 2 Heightened Alert, all of us must continue to be vigilant and wear our masks, continue with daily temperature-taking, and wash our hands frequently.
Stay safe and stay healthy!
Chief Executive Officer