With vaccination rates ramping up all across the globe, things are finally looking up following the scathing effect Covid-19 has upon our lives. However, vaccination doesn’t necessarily translate to our lives going back to what it was pre-Covid, but instead we must live in a new normal where we must adjust and live with the virus that is now categorised as endemic.
Students staying in University campuses for example will have to adhere to more rules and regulations than before the Covid-19 pandemic. Nothing exemplifies this more than the new regulations for both students and staff at the National University of Singapore (NUS). In order to ensure that NUS campus would not become a hotspot for Covid-19, its management has decided to enforce strict health guidelines.
These include the requirement for students and staff to take frequent Covid-19 tests and make a health declaration. Furthermore, it is also compulsory for them to have Singapore’s Covid-19 tracing app, TraceTogether installed on their phones.
Furthermore, those who don’t comply with NUS’ health guidelines will be barred from using the University’s facilities such as Wi-Fi, e-mail account and even the student portal which is required if students want to access and submit their course assignments.
Screenshots of the new regulations were shared on the Singapore subreddit r/singapore on the social site Reddit below:
According to the new NUS regulation, starting November 2021, students on campus without a valid Covid-19 self test kit result called the Fast and Easy Test (FET), Health Declaration or TraceTogether installed on their mobile phones will have their Wi-Fi access in campus restricted. Moreover, they will also be blocked from all campus applications including LumiNUS, the University’s student portal for the day.
The only function available to them via the various campus applications and Wi-Fi is the ability to upload their Covid-19 test result.
As for staff on NUS campus, if they don’t comply with Covid-19 guidelines, they will have the access to their email accounts restricted for the day.
The NUS health guideline also affects students not residing on campus too and in fact, it’s far stricter.
Basically, all NUS staff and students not staying on campus must take regular Covid-19 self test in order to have access to NUS Wi-Fi and will be blocked from accessing their student portal for the day. For those fully vaccinated, their Covid-19 self test kit result is only valid for 7 days before they have to take another one and for those unvaccinated, the Covid-19 self test kit result is only valid for 4 days before they have to take another one.
Thankfully, the self test kits called FET will be fully subsidised by NUS for all their students and staff, so while taking regular self tests is troublesome, at least it won’t be burdensome financially.
What do you guys think of NUS’ health guidelines for their students and staff? Do you think something similar should be done by Universities and tertiary education institution in Malaysia? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
“Don’t be shy, join me” – Communications Minister Says He Doesn’t Want A Dedicated Lift
Did you know that besides riding in a car amidst an entourage of blacked out cars and police vehicles, Malaysian...
Petaling Street Listed Under USA’s Report of Most Notorious Markets For Counterfeit Products
For many, visiting Petaling Street aka Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is an experience of food, culture and business. But, what...
Influencer in China Who Cooked and Ate Great White Shark Fined Close to RM80,000
There’s a lot of debate about what animals we humans can eat and what we can’t eat. However, the general...
Kajang Police Responds to Viral Issue of M’sian Being Denied Entry into Police Station For Wearing Shorts
Recently, it was reported that a woman who had intended to lodge a police report following a car accident claims that...
WATCH: Jetty in Sabah Collapses & Leaves Schoolchildren in The Water, M’sians Urge Govt to Step in
Eastern Malaysian states such as Sabah and Sarawak have suffered enormously from a lack of proper infrastructure. The lack of proper...
Kuching MP Slams Sarawak Govt For Plan to Build Tallest Flagpole in M’sia Which Costs RM30 MILLION
Recently, a report stated that the Sarawak government is planning to erect the country’s highest flagpole to fly the Sarawak...
Ministry of Youth Launches Programme To Empower B40 & M40 Youths With Additional Skills
Many a time, we’re always told that education is the answer to someone’s future. However, in this society, there are...
PM: M’sia To Distribute 1 Million Copies Of The Quran Worldwide In Response To Burning Of The Holy Book In Sweden
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced that our country will immediately issue one million copies of the Quran...
Social Stories13 hours ago
HK Actor Enjoys Celebrating CNY in Penang, Says He’ll Return Every CNY & M’sians Welcome Him
Social Stories8 hours ago
Influencer is Frustrated That Lotus’s Staff Didn’t Offer to Help Carry Her Items, M’sians Back The Staff
Social Stories12 hours ago
WATCH: Chinese Company Gives Bonuses Totaling RM38 MILLION to Employees in Mountain of Cash
Social Stories10 hours ago
S’porean Man is Suing His ‘Closest Friend’ RM9.7 Million For Friendzoning Him