Classroom Safety and Health Precautions during COVID-19
Our classrooms are re-opening for some hands-on learning and tinkering this school holiday, with precautionary measures to protect kids, instructors, and the larger community.
Read more below to learn about the changes we’re making to keep our classrooms and community safe:
Everyone entering our classrooms – including kids, instructors, and coordinators – must have their temperatures taken and check-in via SafeEntry / TraceTogether.
Anyone whose temperature exceeds the healthy limit of 37.5°c or who has not completed their mandatory stay-home notice post-travel will not be allowed in our premises.
Small class sizes:
Classes will be capped at a maximum of 5 students at Saturday Kids locations (Bukit Timah and East Coast) and 12 students at Orchard Central and City on a Hill – class size limits are determined based on the capacity of classrooms taking into account the latest safe distancing measures. We reserve the right to adjust the class size should there be any changes in safe distancing measures. End of class presentations will be recorded so parents can participate remotely in the students’ showcase.
Social distancing in class:
Classrooms will be reconfigured to ensure at least 1m of distance in between each individual. If it is not possible to apply 1m safe distancing between each individual, kids will be organised into groups of no more than 8 students with no physical interaction between different groups.
As per current regulations by the Singapore government, kids, instructors, and coordinators are mandated to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times, except when eating or drinking.
Kids under the age of 12 or persons with health conditions that may be complicated or triggered by prolonged mask-wearing may opt to use a face-shield in lieu of a face mask.
Kids ages between 2 and 6 years should continue to wear masks/face shields as they are still in a group setting and may interact with others. Kids of this age group who have difficulties wearing masks/face shields, e.g. those with special needs, will be exempted from this requirement.
Equipment and surfaces will be disinfected in between each class.