With a full set of protocols set to ensure that the school is as safe as possible, the staff, students and parents have all taken responsibility to ensure that they adhere to them and keep the community protected.
It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our community healthy and safe. With the relaxing of COVID related measures, we kindly ask that parents and legal guardians continue to support keeping our community safe by adhering to the following:
Please monitor closely the health of your children everyday by checking for symptoms of illness, such as fever or cold like symptoms, before sending them to school.
Students may not attend school if their body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius.
Students may not attend school if they display cold like symptoms, such as running nose and coughing. TES may request for a doctor's note for clarification if necessary before the students are permitted to return to campus.
Thank you for your support to keep our community healthy and safe.
Basic Campus Access Protocols (when in session) updated and effective from August 2023
Campuses are only open for students and faculty during school hours. Entry by other visitors must be for essential business purposes only, and by prior appointment.
Mask Regulations and Personal Hygiene
Mask wearing is no longer manditory in area of the school, should students, staff, visitors wish to wear a mask this will be respected as the individual's choice:
TES Campus is open to host events which enrich the learning of our students and to promote community relations. Students, staff and community guests may be invited to participate on campus. All visitors must meet the following conditions before campus access is permitted.
Invitation from School/Section/Department.
Mask wearing is optional.
Thank you for your support to keep our community healthy and safe.
According to the latest guidance from the authorities, students or staff who are under COVID self-health-management may attend school if they are asymptomatic and well enough to attend, but are required to wear a mask at all times except for eating and drinking at designated areas.
However, we strongly recommend parents to check your child/children’s temperature if they seem unwell before leaving for school, and to keep your child at home if their temperature is over 37.5 °degrees. We would like to respectfully remind you that students should be kept out of school if they generally feel unwell or suffer symptoms such as fever, vomiting or diarrhoea, or upon any recommendation by a doctor to do so. Any student who has been unwell should stay at home for a minimum of 24 hours after symptoms cease.
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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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