COVID-19 Advisory & Updates
- Current Status
- Basic Campus Access Protocols (when in session)
- Drop Off Procedures
- Health Resources
- COVID-19 FAQs
Basic Campus Access Protocols (when in session) updated August 12th
All persons returning from overseas / arriving from overseas must complete the 3 days quarantine + 4 days isolation (self-health management). Please Note: For Schools and Hospitals the 4 days isolation period is not permitted to enter the premises. At the end of the quarantine period people will be allowed to attend school.
Anyone confirmed with COVID must complete the 7-day compulsory quarantine.
Anyone with a member in the same household under quarantine is not permitted to enter our campuses.
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to enter the campus.
Campuses are open for students and faculty only. All other entries must be for essential business purposes and by prior appointment only.
All essential visitors must be triple vaccinated for more than 14 days. (required from May 1st, 2022). Before entering our campuses, all visitors are requested to provide the Rapid or PCR test result 3 days prior to the visit. Visitors must provide the following documents:
Proof of 3 jab vaccinations more than 14 days prior to campus access.
Negative rapid screening test result taken not more than 3 days prior to the visit.
Temperature will be checked for all individuals upon entry. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5 Celsius and above will be denied entry.
- 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.
Visiting students, who are between the age of 12 and 18, attending a TES event on campus, will need to be triple vaccinated and must do a rapid screening test within 3 days of visit to campus. If not, they will need to provide their doctoral certificate to prove inappropriate to have the vaccine and must do a rapid screening test within 3 days of visit to campus.
Attendees who are over 18 will be required to have the booster and must do a rapid screening test within 3 days of visit to campus, as per general essential visitor access protocols stated above. (from May 1st, 2022).
Primary events (students aged under 12) can do interschool events but need to have at least one vaccination.
- 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.
Mask wearing is required at all times excluding sports, wind instrument practice, group photos (where social distancing can be maintained (outdoors 1m, indoors 1.5 m). Eating is only allowed in designated areas where partitions are in place.
Maintain personal hygiene - hand sanitizing, social distancing and take temperature. 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.
It is suggested to get the booster to prevent the new variant virus
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)
- BPS Nursery/Reception, FS PS/MS/GS, GS Kiga - 2.50pm - 3:00pm (Infant gate)
- BPS Y1/Y2, FS CP - 3.05pm - 3.15pm (Infant gate)
- BPS Y3 to Y6, FS CE1 to CM2, GS GK1 to GK4 - 3.10pm - 3.20pm (Main gate)
Parents should swipe in with their parents access card through the 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.
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.
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.
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 7 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: