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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

COVID-19

This page provides the Swinburne Sarawak community and stakeholders with key information and advice in regards to the current situation.

Following the directive from the government of Malaysia and as part of the extended Movement Control Order (MCO), Swinburne Sarawak campus will be closed until Tuesday 14 April inclusive. Until then, staff will be working from home. .


Notice to Students

  1. Semester 01 for continuing Degree students
    • Semester 01 for Degree students will recommence 01 April 2020 as Week 03. Teaching will be in the form of Online Learning and Delivery. This mode of learning and teaching will remain for the remainder of the semester.
    • Staff and students will continue to work/study from home during the period of MCO.
  2. Semester 01 2020 Academic Calendar
    • The Academic Calendar for Semester 01 2020 has been extended by two weeks to compensate for the two-week pause (Tuesday 17 March until Tuesday 31 March) in teaching.
    • The Academic Calendar for other courses and Semester 02 2020 remains unchanged with no impact to graduating students at this moment.
  3. Student Health Self-Declaration Form (COVID-19)
    • Swinburne Sarawak have put in place the ‘Student Health Self-Declaration Form (COVID-19)’ to keep us informed of your health.
    • The Student Health Self-Declaration Form (COVID-19) is meant to document illness or possible exposure to COVID-19 and is required in order to safeguard the health and safety of the students and staff, and restrict the outbreak in the Swinburne Community and general population.
    • Your online submission of the completed form will be forwarded to our COVID-19 Taskforce and your respective lecturers will be notified accordingly. The COVID-19 Taskforce will manage each case and update you on your next course of actions, where required.
    • Do note that you are required to fill in the form if you fall into one of the categories described below:

      Category 1: COVID-19 Patient

      • Student who has tested positive for COVID-19 by the relevant authorities.

      Category 2: Person Under Investigation (PUI)

      • Identified as Person Under Investigation (PUI):
        • Fever OR acute respiratory infection (sudden onset of respiratory infection with at least one of: shortness of breath, cough or sore throat) AND
        • Travel to or reside in affected countries in the 14 days before the onset of illness OR Close contact in 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

      Category 3: Close Contact

      • Identified as close contact i.e. person who has been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient that may involve the following:
        • Working together in close proximity or sharing the same classroom environment with a COVID-19 patient;
        • Travelling together with COVID-19 patient in any kind of conveyance including public transport;
        • Living in the same household as COVID-19 patient;
        • Health care associated exposure without appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – including providing direct care for COVID-19 patients, working with health care workers infected with COVID-19, visiting patients or staying in the same close environment of a COVID-19 patient.

      Category 4: Self Quarantined (Self Declared)

      • Student who wants to request for self-quarantine as a precautionary measure due to:
        • Uncertain of own condition or any other circumstance.

      Category 5: Self Quarantine / SHN (Medical)

      • Student who has been asked to Self-Quarantine by KKM/Medical Personnel

      Category 6: Stay Home Notice (Travelling back to Sarawak)

      • Student who is issued a Stay Home Notice by the Authorities upon returning to Sarawak.

Please complete the form here: http://form.jotform.com/sbsadmin/suts-COVID19

If you need more information or clarification, contact us at sic@swinburne.edu.my.


General Notice

  1. Foundation and Diploma commencement date
  2. The commencement date for Diploma and Foundation courses is 13 April as scheduled with Online Learning and Delivery for the remainder of the semester. Enrolment will be conducted online with a scheduled Online Orientation from 6 April 2020.

    Staff and students will continue to work/study from home during the period of MCO.

  3. MCO Movements Restriction
  4. In accordance to the State Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) circular dated 31 March 2020 (Media Statement SMDC Bil 53/2020), Swinburne Sarawak would like to inform its campus community that the state will maintain its current movement restriction of between 7a.m. to 7p.m., as opposed to the nationwide time restriction of 8a.m. to 8p.m.

    The University would also like to remind its community that the objective of the time restriction remained the same: we want everyone to #StayAtHome

  5. Graduation scheduled for Wednesday, 01 April
  6. The graduation scheduled for Wednesday, 01 April has been postponed to October. Students involved in the commencement has been notified via email. In the interim, students may collect their testamur from the Graduation and CRAM Office, Student Engagement or email graduation@swinburne.edu.my

  7. The University endeavours to ensure the safety and health of staff
  8. Staff and students who need to access the campus during the campus closure period will need to do so through the main gate. All other entrance into the campus will be closed.

    Security will record your arrival and departure times, and you will only have access to certain areas on campus. Students staying in the hostel will have access to the campus grounds and hostel facilities but not to the main campus buildings.

    Visitors will have to undergo compulsory temperature checks prior to entering the campus. This will be carried out at the campus security checkpoint 24/7 until further notice. Refusal to be scanned will result in denial of entry.


Need further assistance?

If you are a student, please contact Student HQ at SIC@swinburne.edu.my.

For support and counselling, you may also speak with a University counsellor by contacting ecounselling@swinburne.edu.my.

If you are a staff, please contact your line manager and HR.

Additionally, below are contact numbers that you can call should you need further assistance.

Sarawak General Hospital

+60 82 276 666
sgh@moh.gov.my

COVID19 Hotlines for Sarawak
Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre

+60 82 443 248

Regional Health Offices
Kuching

+60 82 248 864

Samarahan +60 82 672 101
Serian +60 82 872 331
Sri Aman +60 83 320 230
Sibu +60 84 345 86
Bintulu +60 86 315 235
Miri +60 85 410 722
Limbang +60 85 211 726

Coronavirus Critical Incident Response Team (CCRIT)



Swinburne Sarawak seek your kind understanding and cooperation in following the measures that the University is taking, which are based on guidelines and recommendations from the Malaysian Ministry of Health, Malaysian Ministry of Education and the World Health Organisaiton (WHO).

We will continue to monitor developments on a daily basis and will keep you regularly updated via this page. #StaySafe #StayAtHome

Last updated: Wednesday, 01-Apr-2020 at 9.49am