Schools in Brunei re-open with no ART positives

  • Brunei
  • Tuesday, 04 Jan 2022

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): The first school term for 2022 began on Monday (Jan 3) for primary and secondary schools as well as sixth form centres.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar said during a press conference that the Ministry of Health (MoH) reported no positive results from the antigen rapid test (ART).

The Ministry of Education (MoE) said Years 10-13 students, who completed Covid-19 vaccination, returned to face-to-face lessons five days a week, including those with special needs in priority level one and two categories.

Meanwhile, special needs students in priority level three will attend school three times a week.

Students in Year 10 to Year 13 who have not completed their vaccination schedule will continue remote learning or using home learning packs (HLP). Kindergarten and Year 1-9 students continue home-based learning online or HLP.

MoE implemented a whole school modification approach with comprehensive guidelines and measures on top of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and business continuity plan (BCP) to ensure the well-being of students and school staff.

One of the measure is weekly ART screening for all students and staff. The schools also have body temperature checkpoints at entrances and students exhibiting flu-like symptoms will be isolated at designated rooms.

Article type: free
User access status:
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Brunei , schools , covid-19 , reopen


Next In Aseanplus News

Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (May 18)
Myanmar's exports up 9.4 per cent in April
Chinese port city Dalian near North Korea beefs up Covid-19 controls
Japanese man to repay US$360,000 'bit by bit' after subsidy mix-up
Indonesia's Golkar forms coalition to endorse chief as presidential candidate
Complaints related to telecommunication services increasing, says MCMC
Over three million 'tweaked' mosquitoes to be released in Johor as part pilot project to tackle dengue
Australian PM’s rival wants closer ties with ‘giant’ Indonesia
Businesses urged to boost Laos-Vietnam economic links
Cambodia expects salt shortage and imports as yield hopes melt away

Others Also Read