COVID-19 Advisory & Updates
- Current Status
- Health Resources
- Basic Campus Access Protocols (when in session)
- Drop Off Procedures
- COVID-19 FAQs
School is back in session - from August 23rd.
TES students were back in school for the start of the new academic year 2021-22 - with both campus back in session.
At present the country is in a Level 2 position - easing or strengthening of restrictions are announced by the CECC, then once the Taipei City Department of Education has evaluated these with respects to the local schools under their regulatory purview, new easing or strengthening of regulations are issued to schools.
TES campuses are adhering to the COVID-19 regulations outlined by the Department of Education. (To see fuller details of these click the Communications button below)
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.
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 2021-22 academic year.
The below is a summary outline of the Taipei City Government Department of Education (DoE) announced basic guidelines for school opening:
(November 3rd 2021 removed some opening restrictions - adjustments are italic text)
1. Prepare enough necessary items for good hygiene, disinfection and preventative practice.
2. Disinfection prior to school opening
3. Enhanced disinfection of campus
4. Unvaccinated staff must be screen weekly.
5. No parents or visitors on campus unless necessary. TES campuses are open for students and faculty only. All other entries must be for essential business purposes and by prior appointment only. Before entering our campuses, all of the essential visitors should provide the Rapid or PCR test result 3 days prior to the visit. Any visitor meeting with students must be vaccinated.
6. Anyone who is a potential Covid carrier or has respiratory infection symptoms or fever must not enter the campus.
7. Parents should monitor child’s health and keep child at home if there is any cold like or respiratory symptoms, the child should remain home. Parents should measure the child’s temperature daily.
8. Hand hygiene and temperature of students must be checked twice a day, once in the morning at entry and once before the afternoon lesson begins.
9. Masks must be worn at at time except for eating and drinking water, except when eating in designated areas where partitions are in place, outdoor PE lessons and Music lessons where social distancing must be maintained.
10. Scheduled disinfection schedule in all used area including toilets.
11. School bus should be disinfected before boarding and provide fix seating with passenger list.
12. All learning space must have good ventilation; when AC is on, there must be two windows should be opened diagonally, each with 15cm opening.
13. All lessons should have fixed attendee and provide fixed seating plan with attendance taken.
14. Outdoor PE lesson should adhere to social distancing guideline, especially the ones with body contact or team sports.
15. Students and teachers may have their mask-off during an outdoor PE lesson if social distancing can be maintained. They must put the mask on straight after the lesson.
16. All experimental and team work should have fixed grouping and sharing of equipment should be avoided. In the event that equipment must be shared, disinfection must be conducted thoroughly between usage of different groups.
17. In the event that students must change classes (no fixed groups), such as after school clubs, each class should have fixed students and fixed seating plan for the class students; attendance must be taken.
18. Field trips are allowed with social distancing and mask wearing. Overnight allowed with the relevant Covid preventative measures adhered. Overnight trip is suggested to arrange 2 students in a room (with 1 single bed each) or single room. Students in the same class are limited to being arranged in a room with no more than 4 people.
19. The limit on event size has been lifted for indoor and outdoor events. People must maintain appropriate social distancing while attending any indoor or outdoor events. (For staff and students only - not visitors/parents).
20. Students and teachers may be mask-off to do wind instruments and singing if social distancing can be maintained. They must put the mask on straight after the lesson. Ensemble lessons are suggested to have staggered practising time.
21. Disinfection of drinking water dispenser should be reinforced.
22. When eating in the classroom, the room must have good ventilation. Meals should be individual based and served with partition or sufficient social distancing. No talking is allowed during meal and tables must be disinfected after each meal.
23. If eating in the cafeteria, we must follow the “restaurant serving guideline.”
24. School should follow the outdoor space management guideline if we were to open up our campus for public exercise.
25. The above will be reviewed two weeks after school Taipei City Government adjustments will be made accordingly.
TES is able to meet these criteria, and in fact exceed them in many areas.
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.
Basic Campus Access Protocols (when in session)
All persons returning from overseas / arriving from overseas must complete the 14-day compulsory Quarantine. At the end of the quarantine period and with clearance from the authorities people will be allowed to attend school.
Anyone with a member in the same household under quarantine is not permitted to enter our campuses.
- TES campuses are open for students and faculty only. All other entries must be for essential business purposes and by prior appointment only. Any visitor who is allowed on campus must follow our campus access regulations.
Visitors wishing to access EPC must provide the following documents:
Proof of at least one jab vaccination
Negative rapid screening test result or negative PCR test taken not more than 3 days prior to the visit.
Visitors wishing to access ESC must provide the following documents:
Completed Visitor Health and Travel Declaration Form
Proof of at least one jab vaccination
- Security will only allow access to those visitors registered. Visitors not registered will not be able to access and need to make an appointment through the section or the department. Any unexpected visitor should arrange an appointment.
- In order to ensure personal data protection, the above-mentioned requested document will not be used for any purposes other than COVID outbreak investigations. Such data would be retained at most for 28 days and will be deleted after the specified period of time.
Temperature will be checked for all individuals upon entry. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5 Celsius and above will be denied entry.
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to enter the campus.
Hand sanitizing is required of everyone entering the campuses. Additional automatic hand sanitizing and temperature check machines have also been installed at every classroom for more frequent checking of temperature.
Mask wearing is required at all times while on campus except when eating in designated areas where partitions are in place, outdoor PE lessons and Music lessons where social distancing must be maintained.
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.
- School buses are arranged with lower capacity to allow the necessary social distancing between each bus rider, with the exception of siblings.
- Bus riders' temperature will be checked prior to entering the bus.
- Masks must be worn at all times while on board.
- School buses are disinfected thoroughly prior to students’ boarding.
- When weather permits, windows will be partially open for better ventilation.
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: