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Keeping Our Campus Community Safe

What you need to know when the Academic Year 2021 starts on 19 April 2021

With the heightened alert to minimise COVID-19 transmission, we seek your cooperation to abide strictly by the measures below. We recognise they may cause some inconvenience, and seek your patience and understanding.

Please note that some of the following do not apply to students enrolled into CET programmes. These are marked with an asterisk.​

Before you leave home for NP campus

Health Advisory

If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, please do not come to campus and stay at home. Please also inform your lecturers and advisor.

  1. Have you been
    • in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days?
    • ​working in an environment with risk of exposure to COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days? (e.g. dormitory, isolation/quarantine/community care facilities or ambulance/ dedicated patient transport.)*​
  2. Are you currently
    • serving a Quarantine Order (QO), Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or Leave of Absence (LOA)​?
    • on medical leave (i.e. MC) and/o​r waiting for your COVID-19 swab test result?
    • experiencing any symptoms such as fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat or loss of taste or smell?
  3. At your place of residence, do you have
    • an adult (≥18 years old) household member who is unwell with flu-like symptoms?
    • a household member serving Home QO​ or SHN?

If you are unwell
Please see a doctor and remain at home until you have fully recovered. If you are unable to return to campus due to any one of the reasons listed above, please inform your lecturer so that s/he can make alternative arrangements for your learning.

If any of your household members (18 years old and above) are unwell with respiratory symptoms
You will be required to go on Leave of Absence (LOA)(Household Member with Flu-like Symptoms). Please contact your Advisor*, who will issue an LOA to you. The duration of your LOA will follow the duration stated on your household member’s MC. You will also need to login to NPal Student Self Service to apply for Leave of Absence. While on LOA, you are to stay home and continue with your home-based learning.

Equip Yourself with the following:​


TraceTogether App or Token
You will need to download and install the TraceTogether app. Activate it and ensure your Bluetooth is turned on when you are on campus.
Click here for a step by step guide.
​If you cannot install the TraceTogether app, you will need a TraceTogether token. Click here to find out where you can obtain one.



Student Temperature/Health Online Monitoring System (TOMS)
​Bookmark the Student TOMS webpage on your mobile device to submit your temperature and health declaration.
Click here or scan this QR code to access the Student TOMS webpage.


Install the latest version of Alert@NP​ to receive notifications from NP.

Upon arrival on NP campus

Selected Entrances

  • You can enter NP via the Main Gate (Vehicular and Pedestrian) along Clementi Road or through Gate 4 (Pedestrian) behind NP Sports Complex.

Entering into Campus

  • You will need to wear your lanyard bearing your Student ID Card to enter the campus​
  • If this is your first entry to campus and you have yet to collect your lanyard, you will need to show your Student ID Card to personnel on duty to enter the campus. On subsequent entries, please wear your coloured lanyard which will be distributed to you by your advisor/lecturer.
  • First checkpoint: Show the screenshot of your TOMS declaration.
  • Second checkpoint: Use the TraceTogether app to scan the QR Code to complete the SafeEntry digital check-in or use your TraceTogether Token to enter the campus, for the purpose of contact tracing, if necessary.
  • Thermal scanning stations are deployed at the Student Plaza and at Gate 4 (Pedestrian) for temperature screening.

Tip 1: Bookmark the Student TOMS webpage on your mobile device for ease of access.

Tip 2: Complete your TOMS declaration BEFORE you reach campus and save the screen shot to show security personnel at Checkpoint 1 for ease of entry.

For Students R​eturning to Campus*

You will collect 2 items from your lecturer

  1. A coloured lanyard:
    Please insert your Student ID Card into the lanyard issued to you and wear your lanyard at all times when you are on campus. You are required to wear your lanyard bearing your Student ID Card for subsequent entries into the campus. Please wear your lanyard ​at all times while on campus except in situations where it could pose risks, e.g. when operating machinery or engaged in lab work or sports.​
  2. A thermometer:
    Please take your morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) temperature reading using the thermometer or the temperature self-check kiosks placed at canteens and other parts of the campus. You are to submit your temperature and health declaration on TOMS twice daily when you are on campus.

    For more information on how to use the thermometer that you are given, scan the following QR code:

While you are on campus

For the continued safety of the campus community, there will be strict safe management measures. You will need to check-in using SafeEntry when entering facilities and the food court allocated to your zone. We seek your cooperation to comply with all safe management measures. Students who breach any safe management measure will be subject to disciplinary actions.

When On Campus

You will be required to wear a mask at all times. Please practise safe distancing by keeping at least 1 metre away from others. You are encouraged to wash your hands with soap and water or to sanitise them regularly.

During On-campus Learning

For the continued safety of the campus community, on-site learning activities will be conducted in small groups and there will be strict safe management measures. While you are in the learning facility (e.g. lab, workshop, studio, classroom, etc.):

  1. Please sit at your designated seat, where relevant.
  2. Where relevant, your lecturer will assign you a project/practical group. Please keep to the same project/practical group during the learning activity. There should be no more than 2 students in a group, with at least 1 metre spacing between groups.
  3. Do wait and take turns to use shared equipment.
  4. Please restrict your movement in the facility. If there is a need to collect any item for your group, send one appointed representative for the duration of the learning activity.
  5. Disinfectant and paper towels will be made available in the lab/workshop/studio/classroom. Please help to clean and wipe down your seat, table and equipment after your practice session and dispose of the used paper towels into the bin provided.
  6. Wash or sanitise your hands before and after each practice session.

When Your On-campus Learning Activity Ends

Please do not loiter in classrooms or common spaces such as corridors after class. When interacting with others on campus, do not congregate in groups of more than 2 persons.​

COVID-19 testing for those with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI)

Students who are unwell should see a doctor immediately. Those with respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, and runny nose, will be checked for Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI).

If diagnosed with ARI, all individuals aged 13 and above will need to undergo the COVID-19 swab test. This can be done at a polyclinic, designated GP clinic participating in the Swab-and-Send-Home (SASH) initiative or Regional Screening Centre set up by the Health Promotion Board. A list of GP clinics participating in the SASH initiative can be found at the following website: No payment will be required for the test.

Students are required to inform their Advisors IMMEDIATELY when they are asked by their doctor to take a COVID-19 swab test. Students awaiting their COVID-19 swab test results must stay at home and not come to campus. Upon receiving the test results, the student will be required to notify his/her Advisor on the swab test results within 24 hours.*

Thank you for taking the time to read this and doing the necessary to keep our campus community safe.​


* denotes measures that do not apply to students enrolled into part-time CET programmes.

For students enrolled into CET Full Qualification Programmes, please show your virtual Student ID Card to the personnel on duty to enter the NP campus. For students enrolled into CET Short Courses​, please present your authorisation email and identification document to the personnel on duty to enter the NP campus.

In the event that an adult member (18 years old and above) of your household is unwell with respiratory symptoms, please do not come to campus. Please inform CET Academy by writing to, and we will make alternative arrangements for you.

​In the event that you are required to take the COVID-19 swab test, please inform CET Academy by writing to immediately.