Group size limits, safe distancing requirements lifted in schools as COVID-19 measures eased: MOE

SINGAPORE: Group size limits and safe distancing requirements have been lifted in schools and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), together with throughout recess, stated the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Apr 26). 

The announcement got here as Singapore eased COVID-19 measures additional on Tuesday, with SafeEntry and TraceTogether not wanted in most settings and group size and capability limits eliminated.

Vaccination-differentiated measures had been additionally lifted in all settings aside from at F&B and nightlife institutions and occasions with greater than 500 individuals. 

In response to media queries, the Education Ministry stated that mask-wearing will nonetheless be required indoors as a default in schools and IHLs. 

Going with no masks indoors in schools is simply allowed for bodily training, sports activities, singing, wind instrument taking part in, speech and drama, dancing and particular teams of scholars in language or literacy classes, stated MOE. 

Similarly at IHLs, people can solely take away their masks indoors for choose actions like consuming and consuming, sports activities and reside performances. 

Students will even be capable of take part in college actions like co-curricular actions, the National School Games, and the Singapore Youth Festival no matter vaccination standing. 

For competitions in the course of the National School Games, competing schools can ship pupil supporters to look at the semi-finals and finals on the venue, topic to the venue’s capability, the assertion learn. 

This will later be prolonged to relations and different spectators at a later stage, stated the Education Ministry. 

Vaccination-differentiated safe administration measures will even be lifted in IHLs in line with the measures introduced final week. They will solely apply to occasions with greater than 500 individuals, and dining-in at F&B institutions on campus. 

Activities like residential camps for the MOE-Outward Bound Singapore Challenge Programme and Outdoor Adventure Learning cohort camps will progressively resume from the tip of May. 

At schools and IHLs, college students and workers will not must verify in with SafeEntry by way of the TraceTogether app. 

“Nevertheless, students or staff are strongly encouraged to keep the TraceTogether application on their phones and/or hold on to their TT tokens, so that schools can step up contact tracing should this be needed,” the assertion learn. 

Group size limits, safe distancing requirements lifted in schools as COVID-19 measures eased: MOE

Ang Hwee Min

Source : channelnewsasia.com

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