UPDATE: Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV)
Updated 7th February 2020
Chatsworth is taking further actions to safeguard everyone’s health and safety, with immediate effect. All of these measures will be in effect until the 9th April unless confirmed otherwise.
Updated 5th February 2020
In light of the latest developments reporting the first local transmission within Singapore, Chatsworth has taken advice from local authorities and have made adjustments to our programmes and taken additional precautionary measures. These include the following:
The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Education (MOE), Economic Development Board (EDB and Committee for Private Education (CPE) have updated their advisories for local and foreign system schools (FSS) as of the 27th January 2020.
Chatsworth closely follows guidelines set by these local authorities and has thus taken their advice and implemented similar policies effective 28th January 2020 (our return from the Lunar New Year holiday).
All Chatsworth families will be informed of any updates via email and our SMS system as necessary. Information that is important for both our families and visitors to Chatsworth will be updated here on a regular basis.
As part of our regular school health policy for students, it is required that children who are unwell are kept at home and parents/guardians seek medical advice as necessary. If your child comes to school exhibiting signs of illness, such as (but not limited to) cough, fever, runny nose or difficulty breathing, they will be assessed by the School Nurse and parents will be informed.
Updated 28th January 2020
Due to the recent spread of the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV), the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education has issued an advisory for all students who have been to China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) in the past fourteen (14) days or whose immediate family members (members who live with the child) have visited China in the past fourteen days to remain at home for a period of two weeks (14 days) from the date of their arrival back to Singapore. As an example, if a child returned to Singapore on the 28th January (Day 0) then they would be permitted to return to school on the 12th February (Day 15). Chatsworth will provide any student that is affected with a Leave of Absence (LOA). This will apply to all staff as well.
Any parent who is affected by this leave of absence is to register their name and contact details with the school. Information on this registration has been sent in previous emails.
All students and staff will have daily temperature checks when arriving at school. If a student (or staff member) has a fever above 37.5 degrees Celsius, they will be referred to the School Nurse who will conduct a further assessment of their health. If the temperature is confirmed, a mask will be applied to the students and parents will be informed to collect their child and seek medical advice from their family physician.
All visitors to the school will have their temperature checked before being permitted to enter the campus. If a visitor has a fever, he/she will be denied entry to the school.
All classrooms will be aired regularly and cleaning protocols will be increased, as per our Managing Infectious Diseases policy.
All Chatsworth service providers (ECAs, transport, canteen, etc) fall under the same Chatsworth requirements during this period.
Chatsworth continues to monitor the coronavirus situation and remains in contact with local authorities. If daily routines change due to updated situations, the community will be informed via the SMS system, email and telephone.
All scheduled events are under review and the community will be informed if there are changes or cancellations.
Chatsworth thanks our school community for their attention to our expectations during this period. Together, we can maintain a happy and healthy school environment for all of our students and staff.
**For additional information and the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) please see the Singapore Ministry of Health website at www.moh.gov.sg
There is a full-time nurse on campus during school days, from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
The Nurse provides health care for students and is also available to give information regarding health issues relevant to the school. Our School Nurse is also an important part of our Student Services team and liaises with parents and students in a variety of school life areas.
If you ever have any concerns, feel free to contact the Nurse via email.