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Precautionary Measures Against Novel Coronavirus

Precautionary Measures Against Novel Coronavirus

Updated: 26th February 2020

As the Coronavirus situation continues to develop in Singapore, we understand the concerns that it has raised. We would like to assure all our parents that The Writer’s Place continues to keep a close eye on the situation, as we step up on our measures to maintain a clean and safe environment for all.

As we are following MOE’s directions, till date, the government has not given a directive to suspend schools or any child-related establishments such as childcare and education centres. As such, we are obliged to continue our operations as usual until instructed otherwise. Please be assured that we will adhere to suspension of classes if such directive is given by the government.

For MOE’s latest updates on the Coronavirus infection in Singapore, read here.

While our School and classes will run as usual, we would like to assure you that our students and staff’s health remain our highest priority.
We care about your child’s well-being.
In our efforts at ensuring the best for our students, we seek all parents’ cooperation in enforcing the following measures to minimize the effects that this suspension has taken on their learning.

A) WHAT YOU CAN DO

1) Following MOE’s lead, all parents and students who have returned from China on 14 January or later have to take a 14-day leave of absence from The Writer’s Place classes.

2) All parents need to complete the Travel Declaration form (click here) before your child attends his/her classes with us. A NIL response is required.

3) Students who exhibit the following symptoms will not be permitted into the centre. Please have your child rest at home if he/she has displayed the following:

- A fever of 37.5°C and above
- Bad coughs
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath

4) To facilitate the screening process, please:

A. Come at least 15 minutes before classes begin. We anticipate waiting and delay, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
B. [Screening]: Students must wash their hands at the CC toilet before queueing up to have their temperatures taken.
C. While we actively enforce these measures, it is ultimately best if all individuals practise hygienic habits, such as

- Wearing masks and sanitizing their hands (students to bring their own masks and sanitisers if needed.)
- Coughing or sneezing into a disposable tissue and throwing it into the bin immediately
- Refraining from rubbing at eyes

Please do help remind your children on this. Every bit helps!

B) WHAT WE ARE DOING

5) These are the precautionary measures that will be taken at all our centres:

a) Screening* health checks outside the center for all individuals.
Anyone (students, staff and visitors) displaying the above symptoms will be turned away and advised to seek medical attention immediately.

b) Disinfection of Centres
On top of stepping up on the frequency of cleaning the centres, all tables in our classrooms will be wiped-down with disinfectant spray before the start of each lesson. We are also ensuring extra care in the cleanliness of common surfaces such as door handles, the reading corner and glass doors.

c) Visitor Registration
On top of the mandatory hand-washing with soap and temperature-taking protocols that all visitors have to take, we will also be collecting contact details of all visitors before allowing access to into our centres. All parents are requested to wait outside the center. (For non-urgent matters, please drop us a SMS.)

d) Availability of Hand Sanitizers
Hand Sanitizers are readily available in all our classrooms for extra precaution.

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6) *Screening: Students displaying the above symptoms outlined in (3) will not be permitted into the centre. Special make-up classes will be arranged for:
- Students who produce a valid MC, and
- Students who complied with the compulsory Leave of Absence
As always, please allow us time to plan and to get back to you with an arrangement at a later time.

Let’s work together to keep everyone safe during this period. We thank you for your support and assistance in keeping our school safe for all our children.

Thank you,

The Writer’s Place Management