COVID-19 Policy

We would like to thank the Dulwich College Seoul community for their patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the changing circumstances around the pandemic.

The following policy was updated on Tuesday 23 August 2022. 

 

Overview of daily precautions

We are taking the following steps to keep students, staff, and parents safe. 

1. All students’ temperatures are checked first thing in the morning in their classrooms. 

2. All staff and visitors scan their wrist temperature using the thermometer station when entering the building.

3. All students and staff wear a mask indoors at all times except when drinking and eating. Masks are not required outdoors except when group gatherings exceed 50 people. 

- Mask exceptions: Those who have difficulty wearing or taking off masks on their own without the help of others (e.g. due to physical impairment or medical condition), and those who have difficulty breathing due to e.g. respiratory conditions.

4. All students are encouraged to use hand sanitizer at the beginning of every class and before lunch. 

5. All staff are encouraged to ventile classrooms and offices by opening windows three times per day (at least 10 minutes each time).

6. School facilities are disinfected on a regular basis.

7. Transparent dividers will remain installed in the dining room.

8. All students and staff are encouraged to follow coughing etiquette (turn head away and cover the mouth with tissue or sleeve when coughing).

9. All students and staff are encouraged to follow social distancing rules (1-2 metres as recommended by KDCA).

10. Students in Years 4-13 can now use the College changing room facilities for PE and drama lessons. 

 

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Protocols for COVID-19 symptoms and confirmed positive cases

When a student or staff member develops COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. temperature that exceeds 37.3 Celsius) at school:

  • Symptomatic students are taken to the nurse's office and placed in the observation area. They may be sent home if temperature and symptoms persist and/or the RAT test is positive.
  • Symptomatic staff members will go home and notify their Head of School and manager. They will be asked to self-administer a RAT kit and may return to campus if the result is negative and symptoms have cleared. 
     

When a student or staff member is COVID-19 positive on a RAT-kit:

  • Students who return a positive RAT must notify the college nurse (nurse@dulwich-seoulr.kr). All information will remain confidential.
  • Staff who return a positive RAT must notify their Head of School or manager. 
  • Both student and staff members must go to a health clinic to take a professional RAT to confirm the initial positive result. All information will remain confidential. 
  • If the professional RAT is negative, the student or staff member must submit the negative result to the College nurse before returning to the College. 
  • If the professional RAT is positive, the student or staff member must seek further medical care at a medical institution and return to College after seven days of quarantine at home. 
  • High-risk people with underlying illnesses who have been in contact with a confirmed case are instructed to take a PCR test at a health centre with confirmation letter from the Head of College.

 

If a family member or cohabitant of a student or staff member is a confirmed positive for COVID-19:

  • Students or staff members are advised to take a professional RAT at a health clinic within three days of the confirmation. They do not need to stay home unless they develop COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Symptomatic students or staff members are required to stay at home and take a professional RAT at a health clinic. 
  • If the professional RAT is negative, the student or staff member may return to campus. A further self-administered RAT test is recommended after 6-7 days.
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COVID-19 Updates

Government announcements

  • 1 December 2021: School Action Manual according to all student attendance.
  • 19 November 2021: Announced “Basic action of School Disease Prevention (Ver. 5-2)”

  • 9 November 2021: Report for present status of student attendance to SMoE

  • 2 November 2021: Inform for main guide following to 'The Pandemic management phase1- Returning to normality'

  • 1 November 2021: Guide on School academic management plan according to 'The Pandemic management phase 1- Returning to normality'.

  • 1 October 2021: Guide on school management plan according to maintaining level 4 of social distancing rules for another 2 weeks (until Sunday 17 October 2021)

  • 6 September 2021: Guide on School management plan according to maintaining level 4 of social distancing rules for another 4 weeks (until Sunday 3  October 2021)

  • 27 August 2021: Notice for uploading “Basic action of School Disease Prevention (Ver. 5-1)” on SMOE website (mobile application set up as well)

  • 23 August 2021: Guide on school management plan according to maintaining level 4 of social distancing rules (until Sunday, 3 September 2021)

  • 12 August 2021: Notice for “Basic action of School Disease Prevention” (Ver. 5-1)