When awarding grades, MOE will also take into consideration the exceptional circumstances to ensure that no students are disadvantaged. With the Multi-Ministry Taskforce's decision to extend the Circuit Breaker (CB) period till 1 June 2020, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will bring forward the June holidays to 5 May 2020. come back to school premises during this time? It will help us move towards a position where we can enhance safe distancing, cut down on social interactions significantly and reduce transmissions. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shops and essential condo activities were allowed to reopen on 5 May, followed by businesses like home-based bakeries (HBBs), some food shops, barbers (only basic haircuts), manufacturing of confectionery, and laundry shops on 12 May. [2], On 3 April, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a nationwide partial lockdown, known as a circuit breaker, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore. These measures include the closure of entertainment venues, tuition and enrichment centres and places of worship. These adjustments will apply to all MOE Kindergartens, primary, secondary and Pre-University students, including students from Special Education (SPED) schools. Education Correspondent SINGAPORE - The June school holidays will be brought forward, and will start from May 5, with the one-month extension … Malls, retail establishments and tourist attractions were required to reduce their crowd density in order to stay open. On Apr 3, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced significantly stricter measures to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore. As of now, national examinations will proceed with no adjustments necessary. Schools can also assist if the child does not have access to the internet at home. Students are therefore strongly advised to stay at home and avoid going out unnecessarily, unless they have been identified for the limited service arrangements or to use the school computers for HBL, which allow them to be in school during the HBL days. All schools are equipped with sufficient devices to loan out to students for online HBL. Those offering a summer term will conduct all classes online. The circuit breaker was extended to 1 June on 21 April following continued untraced transmission within the community. Qn: I have three children and do not have enough devices at home for their Home-Based Learning (HBL). SPED teachers will also continue to provide students and their parents with HBL support for the customised curriculum and maintain regular contact. All schools transitioned to home-based learning from 8 April. MOE will also ensure that the system remains accessible to users throughout the full HL period. Phase 1 started on 2 June,[12] while Phase 2 started on 19 June,[13][14] and remains in force as of November 2020. In light of the extendeed CB period, the CLT will be removed from the national examinations this year. 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