COVID Safety Measures

General Guidelines for All Visitors

  • All visitors must have an appointment with the relevant school staff or an invitation to an event.
  • Visitors will be required to submit their full names, mobile number and car license plate (if in-school parking is available) to the organiser, at least 1 working day in advance, which will be provided to security for verification on the day of entry.
  • Visitors are required to meet all of the following criteria for admission:
    • Show your travel record (in Shanghai)
    • Scan the school venue code
    • Present the green health code
    • Present a 24-hr PCR test report or present a 48-hr PCR test report with an extra negative antigen test at the school gate
    • Your body temperature is below 37.3
    • Wear a face mask
    • If visitors travel to a low-risk areas/cities, they must present 3 PCR tests within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Visitors whose travel records show that they have visited/passed through high risk areas/cities in China will be denied access to the campus.
  • Visitors will have to accompanied by the relevant school staff at the school’s main gate and at all times within the campus.
  • For the health and safety of the school community, visitors are requested to avoid close contact with other staff or students.

Guidelines for Existing SSIS Families

During regular school days (Monday to Friday)

  • If students fail to do a PCR test at school on Mondays or Wednesdays, they will need to do a PCR test outside school and present a negative 48-hr PCR report to bus teachers or duty teachers for the next two days
  • If students fail to do a PCR test at school on Fridays, they will need to do a PCR test outside school on Friday or during the weekend in order to present a negative 72-hr PCR report on the following Monday morning

 

Return back to school from long holiday (Winter Break, CNY break etc.)

  • For your child to enter the campus or board the school bus on the returning day after the school holidays, please submit the required PCR test report and the green health code via this link.
  • Please login via your child’s Student ID and password. We recommend Senior school students to submit on their own.

For staff/student who is feeling unwell and may be running a fever:

  1. Proceed to Health Centre
  2. Check temperature and complete antigen testing by Health Centre staff
  3. Confirm fever and negative antigen test
  4. Proceed to fever clinic
  5. Stay at home for at least 48-h or until fever subsides
  6. Submit medical report to health centre via email (healthcentre@ssis.asia) and wait for clearance to return to school
  7. Return to school with valid PCR test report and green health code

***Please note that school health center does not provide medication other than regular first aid support. If you have questions about this, please contact our Health Centre at healthcentre@ssis.asia. Schools are asked to collect the medical report in order to report to the authorities, we appreciate your understanding and collaboration on our campus safety.

  • SSIS parents have to fill out a health declaration form for each child in school at the end of each month. 
  • Please renew your Child’s Black PCR test code before submitting on the form.
  • Please click on this link to find the Monthly Declaration and Black Code Submission Form
  • Please login via your child’s Student ID and password. 

Please note that if you miss the online submission deadline, you’ll have to print and sign the paper form (download), and submit it to the bus monitor or teacher at Gate 1. 

The health of SSIS community is our priority, and everyone plays a role in ensuring we are all safe. We strongly suggest both students and parents not to travel out of Shanghai during school term time. We would like to ask all parents to declare truthfully and inform the school if you or your child plans to travel out of Shanghai.

If you have essential travel plans, please inform your child’s homeroom teacher and divisional principal by email and fill in the Travel Declaration form with details of the travel plans. The school will provide you with guidelines on returning to school after travel depending on your situation.

Any student who fails to inform the school of their travel plans beforehand will be subjected to a series of consequences. Refer to  below ‘Accountability for lack of disclosure of key information for students who do not inform the school in advance of their out-of-Shanghai travel.

 

Essential travel to low-risk areas

  • Students returning to Shanghai from any low-risk area have to complete 3 PCR tests within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Submit all 3 negative PCR reports and student’s green health code to Campus Safety Team (campus-safety@ssis.asia.) After submitting the test results, your child will be given permission to return to school.
  • A 7-day daily health observation for students after returning to Shanghai (if the 7-day health observation cannot be completed before arriving at school, they can continue to complete the 7-day health observation after returning to school)

 

Essential travel to high risk areas and abroad (including Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan SAR)

  • Returning to Shanghai from abroad: 5-day Centralized Quarantine Certificate + 3-day Home Health Observation 
  • Returning to Shanghai from a High-risk area: 7-day Home Quarantine Certificate
  • Submit 3 PCR reports within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Submit student’s green health QR code
  • Students can only enter school after being notified by the school (email: campus-safety@ssis.asia) upon verification of all the required documents above

Parents who travelled to the high risk areas/cities and abroad but child did not:

  • If your family members return to Shanghai from high risk areas within 10 days before students return to school, parents should inform the homeroom teacher and the Campus Safety team (campus-safety@ssis.asia), and students should take self-health observation for 7 days after returning to school
  • For household member(s) who travelled to abroad, students have to stay at home for 3 days if the household member(s) choose to undergo the 3 days health observation at home after the 7 days centralized quarantine. Student will need to record the Daily Self Health Observation Form for the 7 days (7 days health record start from the day that parents arrived home after centralized quarantine.)
  • Students can only enter school after being notified by the school after verifying student’s 3 PCR test reports (for last 3 days before return to school in Shanghai) and green health code.

We advise your child to remain in Shanghai city during the school term. This guide applies to travels during short-term holidays, such as weekends. For long holidays like Chinese National Day, Summer vacation, Winter break and Chinese New Year holiday, the school will share relevant travel guidance according to the situation with the school community.

Accountability for lack of disclosure of key information (travel out of Shanghai, positive covid case, close contact or 2nd-close contact case)

  • Students have to complete 3 PCR tests within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Submit all 3 negative PCR reports and student’s green health code to Campus Safety Team (campus-safety@ssis.asia.) After submitting the test results, your child will be given permission to return to school.
  • Be allowed to return to school after the report has been verified by the Campus Safety Team
  • Receive a verbal warning from school for failing to disclose pertinent travel information
  • Submit an apology letter to the principal
  • Students have to complete 3 PCR tests within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Submit all 3 negative PCR reports and student’s green health code to Campus Safety Team (campus-safety@ssis.asia.) After submitting the test results, your child will be given permission to return to school.
  • Be allowed to return to school after the report has been verified by the Campus Safety Team
  • Submit an apology letter to the principal
  • Student’s behavior will be recorded in the student’s school report
  • Students have to complete 3 PCR tests within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Submit all 3 negative PCR reports and student’s green health code to Campus Safety Team (campus-safety@ssis.asia.) After submitting the test results, your child will be given permission to return to school.
  • Submit an apology letter to the principal
  • Student’s behavior will be recorded in the student’s school report
  • Be suspended from school for further health observation for 3-7 days

Admission Guidelines for New Students

  • Submit Monthly Declaration and Black Code Submission Form
  • Student’s travel records (if the student does not have a mobile phone, the parents’ travel record instead) and student’s green health code
  • Submit 3 PCR reports within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Student’s Daily Self Health Observation Form for the 7 days prior to school (If the health observation in the first 7 days cannot be completed before returning to school, parents can continue to complete the 7-day health observation for students after enrollment under the premise that students are in good health)
  • Students can only enter school after being notified by the school (email: campus-safety@ssis.asia) upon verification of all the required documents above
  • Submit Monthly Declaration and Black Code Submission Form
  • Student’s travel records (if the student does not have a mobile phone, the parents’ travel record instead) and student’s green health code
  • Students from abroad (including Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan): 5-day centralized quarantine (with release certificate) + 3-day home health observation
  • Students from high risk areas/cities: 7-day Home Quarantine Certificate
  • Submit 3 PCR reports within 3 days in Shanghai before entering school (1 PCR test each day and the third one must be within 24 hours before they return to school).
  • Student’s Daily Self Health Observation Form for the 7 days prior to school (If the health observation in the first 7 days cannot be completed before returning to school, parents can continue to complete the 7-day health observation for students after enrollment under the premise that students are in good health)
  • Students can only enter school after being notified by the school (email: campus-safety@ssis.asia) upon verification of all the required documents above

Useful Links

Please note that the safety guidelines mentioned above are subjected to change according to latest directives given by the Minhang Education Bureau. If you have any enquiries, please feel free to email our Campus Safety Team at campus-safety@ssis.asia.