COVID-19 Advisory & Updates
TES Academic Calendar is in Normal Session
Since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan has been one of the leading countries in its management of the situation. Consequently, the number of cases has been very low so far. In order to maintain this Taiwan has maintained its high level of COVID-19 protocols to ensure that this remains the situation. We at TES are happy to play our part to ensure that our community is safe.
In early 2019 TES did close the school for a total of 20 days and practised remote learning, we were happy to receive accolades for our work from the local press and global International school community.
Basic Campus Access Protocols
Currently, daily campus access is restricted to students and staff; visitors (including parents) are only on site by invitation and are required to complete the Self-Health Declaration form and show proof of being on-island for the minimum 3 week quarantine period set by the government (2 weeks quarantine and 1 week self-health management). If a student has a family household member under quarantine then they will not attend school during this period also.
All persons on the campus must wear a mask at all times apart from outdoor PE lessons.
Hand washing is essential and we have cleansing sprays and gels located around the school. Temperature checks are carried out on every person entering the campus.
The school does not permit gatherings of visitors above 50 persons (not including students and staff) in any internal area of campus. External events can exceed 50 but masks must be worn at all times.
Cafeteria areas have been set up with Perspex dividers to ensure safe eating spaces.
What are TES’ Preventative Measures and the Rationale Behind Them?
TES’ priority is our students’ well-being and safety and our aim is to mitigate all potential risk of COVID-19 entering our campus. The Board of Directors and the school’s leadership team are committed to aligning with the government authorities’ directive as much as possible, without affecting our students’ learning, to ensure we minimize the potential risks exposed to our school community.
Since the government’s first announcement on 31st of January 2020, TES has formed an epidemic prevention committee and has implemented a series of measures. All decisions are made after considerable discussion among members of the epidemic prevention committee and the leadership team. Notifications of COVID-19 related provisions are communicated through the CEO Weekly Newsletters. Click on the dates to view the announcement content during 2020-21 academic year:
How Can I Feedback or Comment on the Measures Taken?
For information, please refer to communications from the CEO Office and the Head of your section for the most comprehensive update. The CEO office’s communication focuses on the school-wide provisions, following both the school’s policies as well as the latest directives from the authorities. The communication from the Head of the section focuses on the students’ learning and the educational provisions put in place to support our students.
If you still have questions after reading all the communication, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our school. You may contact the Heads of sections directly to raise any concerns you may have regarding the educational provision put in place for your child, or write to the CEO Office for all other general inquiries.
TES Health and Well-being Newsletter
The student support team, which include our counsellors, nurses, and librarians, has put together a series of newsletters focusing on the health and well-being of our community. Below please find the links to the TES Health & Well-bring Page, which is available in both English and Chinese.
Morning Drop-Offs (7:30~8:00)
- For Primary Campus - infants (BPS Nursery/Reception, FS PS/MS/GS and GS Kiga), parents should swipe in with their parents access card through the new infant gate to drop students off at the designated locations.
- For Primary Campus - juniors (BPS Y1 to Y6, FS CP to CM2 and GS GK1 to GK4), parents should drop students off at the main gate.
- For Secondary Campus, parents should drop students off at the Phase 2 main gate. COVID-19 School Campus Provisions
Afternoon Pick-Ups (15:00~15:15)
- For Primary Campus - infants (BPS Nursery/Reception, FS PS/MS/GS and GS Kiga), parents should swipe in with their parents access card through the new infant gate and pick students up at the designated locations.
- For Primary Campus - juniors (BPS Y2 to Y6, FS CP to CM2 and GS GK1 to GK4), parents should swipe in with their parents access card through the main gate and pick students up at the designated locations.
- Parents and guardians of bus riders must check the temperature of the student before he or she boards the school bus.
- All riders must wear a mask and have their hands sanitized before boarding the bus.
- Anyone with a temperature of 37.5oC or without a mask will not be permitted to board the bus.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
For general COVID-19 information and prevention, please visit the Q&A on the WHO website:
What does Taiwan CDC say?
Taiwan CDC publishes daily updated information on on-island cases, outbound travel alert as well as in-bound quarantine control. Travelers coming into / returning to Taiwan are required to be under quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Taiwan and then are required to practice self-health management for a further week and are to avoid public places; if an outing is essential, wearing a mask is mandatory. TES requires all students to follow the government’s provisions to minimize the potential risk of exposure to the virus for the safety of our students and community.
TES follows the guideline from Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), which is a division of the Taiwan CDC; this body is the highest level of authority in terms of epidemic control in Taiwan.
For the most updated information on Taiwan’s government announcement, please visit the Taiwan CDC website: