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Students

Topic Students

Return to Campus Safety Video View ' COVID-19: Return to Campus Safety Video (for Students)' before you return to campus.

Zones Refer to RO Circular RO.338/20(a) Date 03 Aug 2020.

  • The University is divided into five zones (click here for the zonal map).

  • You are assigned an Activity Zone based on your main Faculty/School. If you stay on campus, you will be assigned both an Activity Zone (based on your Faculty/School) and a Residential Zone (based on the location of your hostel). You may leave your Residential Zone to go to your Activity Zone for your approved classes, laboratory sessions, CCA and official activities. You may cross into the neutral zones but should not cross into all other zones.

  • Within your assigned zones, you will need to show the NUSafe's in-app "Green Pass" or "Safety Profile Screen" to attend in-person classes, buy food and drinks at canteens and food outlets, take the internal shuttle services, and use sports, recreation and performing arts facilities on campus. Please see Refer to OSHE Circular 24 and FAQs on NUSafe.

  • You are allowed to buy food and beverages, and dine at the canteens and food outlets in your Study/Activity Zone ONLY when you have approved and scheduled face-to-face lessons, laboratory sessions and official activities as shown in your NUSafe Safety Profile.

  • Students who need to cross zone for research (FYP, etc) should apply to cross zone through department. You will need to check with your HOD/ Faculty Head or Dean's Office on the arrangement. If the you (from Zone B) is spending most of the working time at the workplace in Zone A, it is feasible and practical for you to request to change your Study/Activity Zone from Zone B to Zone A. You, after changing from Zone B to Zone A, will have to take all the lessons conducted in Zone B online.

  • Booking and access of the sports facilities. Students, including residents of on-campus accommodation, can ONLY use their Study/Activity Zone to make booking and access of the sports facilities as per their allocated time slots.

  • Health & Temperature Declaration
  • Students who do not come to campus need not declare their temperature on the system. However, students are strongly advised to monitor their own health and temperature twice daily.

  • Students who come to campus must declare their health and temperature status in the morning before they arrive on campus. However, students are strongly advised to monitor their own health and temperature twice daily.

  • All students staying in hostels must declare their heath and temperature status twice a day.

  • Exemption of Health and Temperature Declaration. Students must apply or reapply for the exemption for the declaration. Last semester's exemptions from making health and temperature declarations have been voided. Students may seek fresh exemptions if they have legitimate reasons.

  • Declaration of the health status of my household members. If student, or any member of their household, are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or having fever, the student should not come to campus for 3 days. They are to seek medical attention immediately and report their condition and the doctor's diagnosis/confirmation of the sick person to their department offices/academic supervisors and wait for further instruction.

  • Classes Refer to RO Circular RO.338/20(a) Date 03 Aug 2020.

  • You should come to campus only on days when you have in-person classes. Do not come to campus on days when you have no classes or only have e-learning classes. Face-to-face classes with 50 or fewer students will be held only when possible. You can attend these classes in person if they are held within your assigned Activity Zone.

  • Hybrid face-to-face (F2F) and/or online learning modes will be offered for modules that are read by students from more than one zone, international students who have not arrived at NUS or students who are serving a Quarantine Order, Stay Home Notice or Leave of Absence, regardless of class size.

  • To keep classrooms safe, only students who are shown to be fit for class in the Classroom Attendance System may attend face-to-face classes. Being fit means having made a health and temperature declaration and having a "Green Pass" in NUSafe. Students are required to register their attendance using the given QR code. Photographs will be taken to record where students are seated to facilitate contact tracing. All attendees must don face masks and sit at least 1 meter apart.

  • Face Mask / Face shield
  • Wearing of face masks is mandatory by law. In general, face masks cannot be replaced by face shields. Please refer to following MOH link https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/guidance-for-use-of-masks-and-face-shields.

  • Students who are coming to campus are to wear masks when they leave their homes, and at all times when they are on campus. Students residing in hostels must wear masks once they leave their hostel rooms.

  • Masks must be worn at all times on campus, except when eating or drinking; having teleconferencing or doing home-based learning alone in a room or in the office; student inside his/her own hostel room; while engaging in strenuous exercises.

  • CCA
  • You may come back to campus for Co-curricular Activities (CCA) if:

    a. There is at least one F2F class scheduled in your class timetable on that day; or

    b. You have already obtained approval to study on campus through NUSHelps@nus.edu.sg, because your home environment is not conducive for learning. Otherwise, you need to obtain prior approval from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).

  • You should stay within your Activity Zone when participating in the CCA. Approval from OSA is needed to cross zones, which may be granted under exceptional circumstances.

  • Refer to OSA Circular on Students CCAs (OSA/2020/8) Date 7 Aug 2020

    a. For Students - OSA/2020/8 Dated 07 Aug 2020 : Updated Guidelines for Face-to-face Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) from 11 Aug 2020.

    b. For Student Leaders - Protocol for conduct of Face-to-Face (F2F) CCAs - 07/08/2020.

  • Hostel
  • Every hostelite ie. student staying on campus accommodation (ie Hall, Residence, Residential College) is assigned a Study/Activity Zone (based on their faculty) and a Residence Zone (that is based on the location of their hostels).

  • Hostelites are allowed to buy food and beverages, and dine at the canteens and food outlets in their Study/Activity Zone ONLY when they have approved and scheduled face-to-face lessons, laboratory sessions, CCA and official activities as shown in their NUSafe Safety Profile.

  • Hostelites are ONLY allowed to buy and take away food and beverages at the specific/approved canteens and food outlets in or near their respective Residence Zones. They can dine-in at the canteens and food outlets in their Residence Zone ONLY if their Study/Activity Zone is the same as their Residence Zone. Masters will let hostelites know what these canteens and food outlets are.

  • Hostelites are to use the teaching and learning facilities in their respective hostels. Only hostelites with their Study/Activity Zone same as their Residence Zone can use the teaching and learning activities their respective Residence Zones.

  • While each hostel is within a particular zone, hostelites are allowed to travel to and fro their Study/Activity Zone which may be different from their Residential Zones, to attend approved face-to-face lessons, laboratory session, or attend approved CCA, and to the facilities as designated as neutral zones when required, and as shown in their NUSafe Safety Profiles.









  • Research Staff

    Topic Research Staff

    General information Research Staff refers to Research Fellows, Research Assistants, PhD students, MSc (Research) students and research-active Laboratory Technologists.

    COVID-19 Return-to-Workplace Training All staff must attend the compulsory online training module OSHGEN11: COVID-19 Return-to-Workplace Training before returning to campus.

    Approval to work Starting on the coming Monday, 17 Aug, research staff can return to campus when they require, while observing all safe distancing measures. They will no longer need to follow the shift schedules, provided the following guidelines are followed:

  • The PI, or the person in charge of the research space, should take all necessary steps to prevent overcrowding by ensuring that the environment allows for safe distancing according to government guidelines.

  • Depending on the available space and the layout, this may require PIs to enforce a limit on the number of people working in the space at any one time. PIs should keep records of their individual plans and declare these to their Faculty/Institute.

  • Wear face masks at all times.

  • Continue to declare health and temperature before going to campus

  • Continue to follow the zoning restrictions

  • Avoid crowds at canteens and take-away whenever possible

  • Crossing of Zone
  • Seek approval from Heads of Department (HODs) and update the NUSafe Safety Profile if they need to cross zones

  • If researcher need to cross zone to walk from bus stop to lab, use the shortest and most direct travel route. Do not stop to meet up or chat with friends and other people from a different zone while on transit and avoid getting into the buildings and populated areas, like canteen during transiting through the different zone/s. Bus stops are classified as neutral zones.

  • Staff residing on campus
  • Master, Resident Fellows and Resident advisors are assigned an Activity Zone and a Residence Zone (based on location of hostel)

  • Allowed to patronize and dine at canteens and food outlets in their Work/Activity Zone ONLY when they have approved and scheduled presence for work as shown in their NUSafe Safety Profile.

  • Allowed ONLY to buy and take away food and beverages at the specific/approved canteens and food outlets in their respective Residence Zones. They can dine at the canteens and outlets in their Residence Zone ONLY if their Work/Activity Zones are the same as their Residence Zones. But they must not visit to the other buildings and venues in their Residence Zone.

  • Allowed to travel to and from their Activity Zone which may be different from their Residential Zones according to their 'Work Arrangement' and 'Team Segregation' as approved and shown in their NUSafe Safety Profiles.

  • Family members living with the RF/RAD in on-campus accommodation (ie. Hall, Residence, Residential College) are assigned the same Residence Zone as the RF/RAD. However, as family members have only one zone ie Residence Zone, they can buy food and beverages, and dine-in at the canteens and F&B outlets in their respective Residence Zones.

  • Family members living with their RFs/RADs on campus residences should use the teaching and learning facilities in their respective residences.









  • Academic Staff

    Topic Academic Staff

    COVID-19 Return-to-Workplace Training All staff must attend the compulsory online training module OSHGEN11: COVID-19 Return-to-Workplace Training before returning to campus.

    Crossing of Zone
  • Academic staff will be assigned a zone based on their home faculty

  • Academic staff with administrative or research appointments in other zones may apply to cross zones on a need basis or to be reassigned to another zone where the staff spends most of his/her time.

  • Wearing of face shields when teaching
  • May opt to wear face shield instead of face mask when conducting face-to-face lessons

  • Must remain in a fixed position and maintain a safe distance of at least 2m away from any other persons.

  • To wear face mask immediately after removal of face shield

  • Return to Campus Academic staff are allowed to return to campus whenever they require. They must:
  • Declare their health and temperature before going to campus,

  • Observe all safe distancing measures,

  • Follow zoning restrictions,

  • Wear masks in public places and when interacting with colleagues face to face, and

  • Avoid crowds at canteens and taking food back to the office to eat, whenever possible.

  • Staff Residing on Campus
  • Master, Resident Fellows and Resident advisors are assigned an Activity Zone and a Residence Zone (based on location of hostel)

  • Allowed to patronize and dine at canteens and F&B outlets in their Work/Activity Zone ONLY when they have approved and scheduled presence for work as shown in their NUSafe Safety Profile.

  • Allowed ONLY to buy and take away food and beverages at the specific/approved canteens and food outlets in their respective Residence Zones. They can dine at the canteens and outlets in their Residence Zone ONLY if their Work/Activity Zones are the same as their Residence Zones. But they must not visit to the other buildings and venues in their Residence Zone.

  • Allowed to travel to and from their Activity Zone which may be different from their Residential Zones according to their 'Work Arrangement' and 'Team Segregation' as approved and shown in their NUSafe Safety Profiles.

  • Family members living with the RF/RAD in on-campus accommodation (ie. Hall, Residence, Residential College) are assigned the same Residence Zone as the RF/RAD. However, as family members have only one zone ie Residence Zone, they can buy food and beverages, and dine-in at the canteens and F&B outlets in their respective Residence Zones.

  • Family members living with their RFs/RADs on campus residences should use the teaching and learning facilities in their respective residences.









  • Executive And Administrative Staff

    Topic Executive And Administrative Staff

    General information
  • Work in split teams Blue Team and Orange Team or shifts (applicable for certain services, such as security).

  • On-campus workdays for the Orange Team are the odd dates of month (e.g. 11 Aug, 13 Aug, 15 Aug, etc.), and the on-campus workdays for the Blue Team are even dates of the month (e.g. 14 Aug, 18 Aug, 20 Aug, etc.), or on alternative weeks as per prevailing approved arrangement by the university.

  • E & A staff directly supporting research activities can opt for research shift system subject to approval from HoD.

  • COVID-19 Return-to-Workplace Training All staff must attend the compulsory online training module OSHGEN11: COVID-19 Return-to-Workplace Training before returning to campus.

    Approval to work
  • There are four work arrangements Essential, Occasional, Work from Home and Exception.

  • If you are not on essential team and need to come back for occasional work,

    a. You would need to seek support from your Supervising Officer and approval from your HOD. Please apply through Ad-Hoc Request to Work on Campus.

    b. Staff with NUSafe Work Arrangement 'Essential', 'Occasional' and 'Work From Home' can come back to campus to work based on their Team Segregation (eg, Blue, Orange, Black, Green.).

    c. Staff with Work Arrangement 'Occasional' and 'Work From Home' must seek approval from the HOD to return to work on their Team Segregation day but no need to put in request through the 'Ad-Hoc Request to Work on Campus' system.

    d. Staff with NUSafe Work Arrange 'Essential', 'Occasional' and 'Work From Home' must seek approval from their respective HODs if they want to come back to campus to work outside of their Team Segregation day (eg, Blue, Orange, Black, Green.) and must put in request through the 'Ad-Hoc Request to Work on Campus' system at least two (2) working days prior to the date of return to the workplace.

    e. Staff with Work Arrangement 'Exception' (eg. vulnerable staff) must seek approval from their respective HODs if they have to come back to campus to work regardless of their Team Segregation day and must put in request through the 'Ad-Hoc Request to Work on Campus' system at least two working days prior to the date of return to the workplace.

  • Staff who do not have permission to cross zones on their NUSafe profile, must seek approval from Heads of Department (HODs) if they need to cross zones through the 'Ad-Hoc Request to Work on Campus' system.

  • Staff staying on campus
  • Master, Resident Fellows and Resident advisors are assigned an Activity Zone and a Residence Zone (based on location of hostel)

  • Allowed to patronize and dine at canteens and F&B outlets in their Work/Activity Zone ONLY when they have approved and scheduled presence for work as shown in their NUSafe Safety Profile.

  • Allowed ONLY to buy and take away food and beverages at the specific/approved canteens and food outlets in their respective Residence Zones. They can dine at the canteens and outlets in their Residence Zone ONLY if their Work/Activity Zones are the same as their Residence Zones. But they must not visit to the other buildings and venues in their Residence Zone.

  • Allowed to travel to and from their Activity Zone which may be different from their Residential Zones according to their 'Work Arrangement' and 'Team Segregation' as approved and shown in their NUSafe Safety Profiles.

  • Family members living with the RF/RAD in on-campus accommodation (ie. Hall, Residence, Residential College) are assigned the same Residence Zone as the RF/RAD. However, as family members have only one zone ie Residence Zone, they can buy food and beverages, and dine-in at the canteens and F&B outlets in their respective Residence Zones.

  • Family members living with their RFs/RADs on campus residences should use the teaching and learning facilities in their respective residences.










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