#ResilientSG Pledge

As Singapore moves towards COVID-19 resilience, the OneNTU community is adopting the #ResilientSG Pledge as part of the University’s ongoing Resilient Campus approach in remaining vigilant and agile, as we navigate the unprecedented challenges brought about by the pandemic.

All of us – students, faculty and staff – have an important role to play in ensuring the collective health and safety of our OneNTU community. Everyone must remain vigilant and do our part to protect ourselves, our families and our community, as Singapore continues to transit towards endemic living. 

Statement of Commitment
As Singapore transits into COVID-19 resilience, we commit to the #ResilientSG Pledge to safeguard the health and safety of everyone in the community.    

#ResilientSG Pledge 

  • We, as members of the Singapore community, pledge to uphold our community standards for safety and good health. 
  •  We will monitor our health, be responsible in our social interactions, and reject misinformation.
  • We will mask up, observe personal hygiene and comply with safe management measures, so as to protect everyone, especially the elderly and vulnerable.

We pledge to do our part so that, together we can emerge a stronger nation, each one of us with the opportunities for a full and meaningful life. 


Precautionary measures to protect the NTU community against COVID-19

The safety and well-being of NTU students, faculty, staff and visitors is the University's top priority. Since January 2020, the University has put in place various precautionary measures to safeguard our community against COVID-19.

NTU takes a responsible community approach in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Being collectively responsible for the implementation of the precautionary measures in our community is important to our ability to keep our community safe and healthy. 

We will continue to monitor the situation, take guidance from government authorities, and adjust our measures needed in the days ahead. Let us all continue to stay safe, remain vigilant and work together to protect the well-being and health of our NTU community.

The following information and guidelines are intended for NTU students, employees and visitors. For the latest advisories and updates, students and employees should visit the NTU Intranet COVID-19 page (login required). Individuals who have any questions about the guidelines are advised to check with their school or programme office (for students), HR partner (for employees) or the Office of Health, Safety & Emergency (email: notify@ntu.edu.sg).

Vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) are no longer required for entry to all NTU campuses.

  • All individuals can enter the campus regardless of vaccination status. 
  • No checks for vaccination status are required at the entry points of campus buildings.

    Mask-wearing is no longer mandatory on campus, both indoors and outdoors. Staff and students may remove their masks during classes, lectures and examinations. 

    However, mask-wearing is mandatory in healthcare and public transport settings, including at the campus clinic "Fullerton Healthcare @ NTU", and when boarding all NTU shuttle buses, in line with the government guidelines.

    All NTU students and employees are strongly encouraged to continue to exercise personal and social responsibility, such as wearing masks in crowded places, or when visiting or interacting with vulnerable persons. Those who feel unwell should mask-up and minimise in-person interactions.

    All academic classes and project/lab work can be conducted in-person without any mask-wearing, grouping or zoning requirements. Safe distancing is encouraged but not required.

    For CET programmes funded by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), SSG's prevailing guideline for a maximum class size of 40 persons – excluding the trainer(s) – will continue to apply.

    In-person examinations will continue.  

    • Alternative arrangements will be made for students who test positive for COVID-19 during the exam period but who are able to proceed to take their exam. Students must inform their respective school admin office latest by 9 am on the day before the scheduled exam. 
    • The usual rules for absence from exam will apply to students who do not wish to proceed with the exam. 

    Wearing masks is not mandatory, except in healthcare and public transport settings.

    Employees and researchers who face any difficulties are advised to speak to their supervisor or HR partner directly, so that a solution can be worked out together.

    Campus F&B outlets (including canteens): VDS are no longer required for dining in at food and beverage venues on campus.

    Residential halls: 

    1. Mask-wearing is optional for hall residents in both indoor and outdoor settings. 
    2. There are no group size restrictions or safe distancing requirements.
    3. Hall residents can host visitors without any restrictions in group size and safe distancing requirements, but they must continue to comply with the prevailing visiting hours and guidelines.

    As of January 2022, all new and existing hall residents, including Faculty-in-Residence and Senior Faculty-in-Residence, must be fully vaccinated. Those exempted on medical grounds must produce proof of medical ineligibility for vaccination issued by a Singapore-registered medical doctor.

    VDS are no longer required for on-campus activities and events with more than 500 persons.

    Students should adhere to prevailing national COVID-19 guidelines for co-curricular activities, including those issued by the National Arts Council (NAC) and Sport Singapore. Students should consult their advisors for guidance. 

    Sports activities can continue in line with Sport Singapore's guidelines

    Live performances in University venues may resume, subject to NAC's prevailing guidelines:

    1. There are no capacity limits and safe distancing requirements for live performances. 
    2. If the live performances are held in healthcare and public transport settings, all audiences are still required to wear masks.

    For University Events, organisers are to consult Events Office for advice.

    COVID-19 FAQs

    Visit the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website for information on what to do if you are exposed or test positive for COVID-19.

    Students are advised to read the FAQs here.

    1. I have not taken my booster. When might my 'Vaccinated' status expire?

    Under the Ministry of Health’s new policy which will take effect on 14 February 2022, individuals aged 18 and above will need to take a booster within 270 days (or nine months) after the last dose of their primary vaccination series, to keep their ‘Vaccinated’ status in the TraceTogether App. For the majority of people in Singapore, the last dose of your primary vaccination series is your second dose of mRNA vaccine, or third dose of Sinovac/Sinopharm vaccine.

    If the last dose of your primary vaccination series was taken before 20 May 2021, and you have not taken a booster:

    • You need to take a booster before 14 February 2022, to maintain your green “Vaccinated” status.
    • Please note that it may take up to 3 days for the TraceTogether system to update that you have taken your booster.
    • If you do not get your booster in time, your “Vaccinated” status will lapse from 14 February 2022, i.e. turn grey and show “Additional dose needed”, and you will be denied entry into places with vaccination checks. 

    If the last dose of your primary vaccination series was taken on or after 20 May 2021:

    • From 14 February 2022, your TraceTogether App will display the “Valid till” date of your Vaccination status if you have not gotten your booster. To maintain your green “Vaccinated” status, take a booster before the “Valid till” date. You will be eligible for a booster five months after the last dose of your primary vaccination series.
    • Please note that it may take up to 3 days for the TraceTogether system to update that you have taken your booster.

    For more information, visit the following websites:

    2. I was vaccinated overseas. How do I get my overseas COVID-19 vaccination records ingested into Singapore’s National Immunisation Registry?

    Individuals who have been vaccinated overseas with any vaccines approved under the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL), including booster shots, can upload your vaccination status to the National Immunisation Registry if you are a Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident or Long-Term Pass (e.g. Long-Term Visitor Pass, Student's Pass) Holder.

    In order to do this​, you will need to make a doctor's appointment at a local clinic (e.g. Fullerton Health @ NTU; or visit any clinic listed here: Flu Go Where).  Please bring your Singapore identification document and documentary proof of your vaccination (digital or physical), showing the dates, brands and country where you received the vaccine.

    You will then be required to have a serology blood test to confirm your vaccination.

    If the overseas vaccination documents are not in English, you will need to get the documents translated by a translation service provider, notary public or embassy of the country that issued the document. Both the original overseas vaccination document and translated document must be brought along when visiting the clinic in Singapore for serology testing.

    ​If the result of the serology blood test is positive (within 24 hours), the local clinic which conducted the test will submit your vaccination records to the National Immunisation Registry and the result will appear on your TraceTogether app (within 3 days).

    The cost of the serology test is at the students’ own expense.  For your information, the serology test at Fullerton Health @ NTU costs S$50.

    For more information on post-vaccination matters, visit the Ministry Ministry of Health website of Health website.


    REGISTRATION FOR VACCINATION

    3. Do I need to inform my supervisor of my vaccination appointment?

    Please keep your supervisors/reporting officers informed of your vaccination appointment, so that staggering within the departments could be planned if necessary to ensure business continuity.

    It would be helpful if you could schedule your appointment for both doses such that it avoids clashes with periods of critical University activities.

    4. Can I ask for time off from work to attend my vaccination appointment?

    Employees may request time off to attend the earliest vaccination appointment. Please directly check with your supervisor/reporting officer in advance.

    5. If I am on medical leave or unwell, should I still go for the vaccination?

    Please do not go for the appointment. You should only take the vaccination when you are well.


    AFTER THE VACCINATION

    6. Can I take leave if I am unable to work from the side effects of the vaccination?

    If you suffer side effects such that you are unable to work, you should report your absence to your reporting officer in the usual way, and apply for call-in sick leave to rest at home.

    For more information, visit the vaccination microsite at https://vaccine.gov.sg.

    Information on the COVID-19 vaccinations can also be found at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/vaccination. 

    For other queries pertaining to vaccination registration, health and safety, post vaccination matters, please contact MOH’s hotline @ 1800 333 9999 for assistance.

    Further information for faculty, staff and students is available here.