Secondary schools, Junior Colleges, and Millennia Institute will have the option to resume lower-risk Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and other school activities from 27 July 2020.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on 23 July 2020 that these schools would be allowed to resume approved CCAs and other school activities with appropriate safe management measures in place. These activities are being gradually and safely resumed to support holistic student development. There are no mandated timelines for CCA resumption, and schools have the flexibility in deciding when activities would resume.

Thus far, physical lessons have resumed for all levels of students. Primary schools, however, would only be allowed to resume later once MOE is able to assess the progress for the older students.

Rules for CCAs and school activities:

  • Maximum of 20 students per activity
  • Adjustments to minimise inter-mingling
  • Groups of five or fewer students allowed to interact more closely within the activity
  • Students to be at least one metre apart, even for physical activities
  • Schools to continue screening all visitors, including coaches and instructors, and ensuring that they comply with all safe management measures

Activities that remain suspended:

  • High level of body contact (e.g. Taekwondo sparring, Rugby scrum)
  • High exposure to aerosol and splatters (e.g. choir, wind instruments, Uniformed Groups foot drills and parades that involve loud shouting of commands)
  • Inter-mingling of students between schools or institutes (e.g. inter-school enrichment activities)
  • Activities held at external venues (e.g. golf, bowling, canoeing, learning journeys, enrichment outside schools, work attachments, outdoor camps)

MOE will continue to monitor the situation closely and review their plans in tandem with the national posture. All students and staff are urged to continue practising good personal hygiene and social responsibility, and abide by safe management measures, whether in or outside school.

Source (23 July 2020): www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/gradual-resumption-of-lower-risk-co-curricular-and-school-based-activities-in-secondary-schools-and-pre-university