Expanded Surveillance Testing for COVID-19
We hope that your child is adjusting well to Term 3.
Since 2 Jun, the government has expanded surveillance testing for COVID-19. We would like to share MOH’s guidelines and what it means for our students.
Parents/guardians should accompany their children who are unwell, with respiratory symptoms like cough, sore throat and runny nose, to see a doctor and be assessed for Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI). If diagnosed with ARI:
- Students (13 years and above) will be prioritised for COVID-19 testing and referred for testing at a polyclinic, designated GP clinic participating in the Swab-and-Send-Home initiative or Regional Screening Centre set up by HPB.
- Students (12 years and below) will be assessed by the doctor as to whether a test is required, as younger children may require different clinical considerations than older children. Those who do not require a test will be issued a 5-day MC and should stay home. If he/she is still unwell at the end of 5 days, he/she should return to the same doctor for follow-up assessment and may be referred to KKH/NUH for a test.
Student pass with NRIC/FIN number is required for testing.
Please note that there may be exceptions, depending on the professional judgement of the doctor.
Testing will also apply to school staff, complementing the other safe management measures put in place in our schools to safeguard student well-being. For more details, please refer to the MOE FAQs.
Stay safe and healthy!
Website link:Faqs covid 19 infection