The Ministry of Education (MoE) would like to response to a letter, ‘Parents call for solutions ahead of new school term’, by Bothered By Omicron, published in the Opinion page of the Bulletin on December 29.
The MoE, through the Department of Schools and Department of Private Education, has taken steps in ensuring the safety of students, who have returned to school for face-to-face learning.
The standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for students have been shared by their schools, either through mobile chat groups or social media. Safety measures and guidelines in every school building are further highlighted in the form of infographics, with instructions and animated videos to raise awareness on the importance of social distancing, safe distance in classroom seating arrangements, mask wearing and hand sanitiser, as well as temperature check upon entering school premises. All students also have to carry out COVID-19 testing using the antigen rapid test (ART) kit every week.
For information on the first school term of 2022, the public is encouraged to contact the schools directly.
Corporate Communications Division,
Ministry of Education