SINGAPORE — More co-curricular activities (CCAs) will be resumed across the different levels in Singapore schools after the year-end examinations in mid-October.
In a media release on Wednesday (7 October), the Ministry of Education said that more CCAs can resume with appropriate safe-management measures in place, given that the country has improved its capabilities to detect and trace cases.
The CCA programmes that can resume from mid-October include:
Activities/programmes conducted at external venues such as Learning Journeys, SwimSafer 2.0 and MOE-run non-residential activities at MOE Outdoor Adventure Learning Centres (OALCs);
Activities involving different schools such as Strategic-Partnership CCA and Local Olympiads;
Activities involving wind instruments and Speech and Drama programmes.
The following programmes can resume only in 2021, and more details will be given at a later stage:
The National School Games and Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation;
Non-residential outdoor adventure learning activities conducted by Outward Bound Singapore or external vendors at MOE OALCs and external sites.
CCAs and activities that remain suspended include: singing, overnight camps, and activities with high level of body contact such as taekwondo sparring, and rugby scrum and tackle.
Safe-management measures for CCAs
Since 27 July, secondary schools, junior colleges and Millennia Institute have gradually resumed selected CCAs and other school activities, while primary schools have been given the option to bring back such activities since 14 September.
With more activities resuming, the following safe-management measures will be in place:
Overall group cap for CCAs and school activities will be increased from 20 to 50 persons, except for higher-risk activities which remain suspended or limited to a smaller group cap. This 50-person limit is inclusive of students and adults supporting them in their learning;
There should be a safe distance of at least one metre between students. For activities like sports that involve more physical exertion where the students are unmasked, there should be a safe distance of at least two metres between students;
For activities where one-metre safe distancing cannot be observed, students should be organised into groups of five with one metre between groups. For more physically-demanding activities where the students are unmasked, there should be a minimum of three metres between groups. There should also be minimal inter-mingling between students and members of the public when taking part in activities or programmes at external venues;
Students should remain within their fixed groupings when taking part in activities which involve inter-mingling among different schools;
High-touch points and common facilities will be wiped down at the end of each activity or change in groups;
Schools will continue to screen all visitors, including coaches and instructors, for flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough, and ensure that they comply with all safe-management measures.
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