Students allowed to return to hostels, tuition centres can function with full capacity

Rokiah Mahmud

In view of the resumption of under the fourth phase of its de-escalation plan, all hostels under the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) are now allowed to resume operation.

On this note, hostel wardens are advised to monitor students’ health by updating the status via BruHealth app daily.

As more students are expected to resume learning session, MoE will focus more on self-hygiene at school premises and higher education institutions and reminded students and staff to follow safety guidelines, cleanliness and preventive measures in ensuring the well-being of the students, teachers and staffs.

Daily temperature check for students, teachers, trainers, lecturers and individuals is still being carried out as part of the Back to School and De-Escalation Plan for higher education institutions (IPTA) and Institute of Brunei Technical Education standard operating procedure (SOP).

Meanwhile, tuition centres are also allowed to operate in full capacity and reminded to conduct body temperature checks at the entrance; ensure visitors adhere to the social distancing guidelines; and to advise those showing signs of infection/high risk to not come to the premises.

MoE hopes the new norms and an emphasis on personal hygiene will help cultivate a culture of cleanliness for the well-being of all.

MoE reminded students and staff to comply with guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.