COVID-19 Information 

Dulwich College Seoul is taking the following steps to keep students, staff and parents safe from COVID-19. 

Overview of daily precautions

  1. All students and staff check their temperature at least twice a day. 
     
  2. All students and staff wear a mask at all times and in all places, with exceptions for eating, swimming, and playing a wind instrument. (Fabric masks, dental masks, KF80 masks, and KF94 masks are acceptable)
     
  3. All students and staff wash hands with soap or use hand sanitizer frequently.
     
  4. Follow coughing etiquette (turn head away and cover mouth with tissue or sleeve when coughing).
     
  5. All students and staff must follow social distancing rules (1-2 meters as recommended by KDCA).
     
  6. Clean and disinfect school buildings, classrooms and restrooms daily.
     
  7. Open classroom windows before, during and after lessons for ventilation. 
     
  8. Students displaying symptoms are placed in a separate observation room by nursing staff.
     
  9. Snack and lunch protocols include a staggered schedule, adjusted seating and transparent dividers. 
     
  10. Visitors, including parents, are allowed on campus on a limited basis. Visitors and parents may only enter with approval from the College Leadership Team following a temperature check. 
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Daily Morning Protocol 

Parents:

  • All parents and guardians must take the body temperature of each child before school. 
  • Children must stay at home if they are showing any COVID-19-related symptoms. 
  • Do not administer fever-reducing medication as this may cause difficulties in identifying COVID-19-related symptoms if they were to come to school. 
  • Parents should consult a doctor and test for COVID-19 if necessary.

Students: 

  • Students’ body temperatures are checked before boarding the school bus.
  • Students must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times except when eating, drinking, swimming, or playing a wind instrument.
  • Students and staff who are instructed to isolate by health authorities must inform the school, take a COVID-19 test immediately and send the test results to the College nurse at covidtest@dulwich-seoul.kr.

Upon arrival at school

  • We monitor the body temperature of all of those entering the College using a thermo-screening camera.
  • Everyone must wear a mask covering nose and mouth and security guards will provide hand sanitizer to disinfect hands. 
  • Everyone must maintain a distance of 1m while queueing to enter school.
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Classroom Protocol 

  • Students’ body temperature is checked twice a day (on arrival at school and before lunch).
  • Students wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times except when eating, drinking, swimming, or playing a wind instrument.
  • Students with a body temperature 37.3 °C or higher will be escorted to the nurse’s office and taken to the designated observation area. The nurse will contact the student’s parent or guardian.

Student density, staff duty

  • Applies to government’s pandemic management phase 1- Returning to normality.
  • Period: 22 November 2021 (Monday) - Ongoing

After 647 days of being partially online, Monday 22 November marked the first day we had 100% of our students on-campus since February 2020. 

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School lessons

  • ‘Pandemic management phase 1- Returning to normality’ applies
  • Period: 22 November - Ongoing

Guidelines around PE class

  •  PE classes are allowed
  •  Intense exercise should be avoided

Swimming pool 

  • Under ‘Pandemic management phase 1 - Returning to normality’, swimming classes are allowed if in compliance with basic disease prevention rules.

Outdoor activities or school trips

  • Small-scale outdoor activities are permitted.
  • No overnight school trips are allowed

Weekend activities

  • Weekend activities are allowed for students
  • All school entry and exit procedures follow same protocol as regular school days

Essential meetings for school operation (Open Houses, conferences, consultations, etc.)

  • Friends of Dulwich and other parent events are permitted
  • School tours for admissions are permitted
  • Additional work necessary for school operation is permitted with approval from the Head of College

Protocols for COVID-19 symptoms and confirmed positive cases

When a student or staff member develops COVID-19 symptoms at school:

  • Visit the nurse's office and go to the designated isolation area immediately. The nurse will send communication to parents alerting them of the situation.
  • Students or staff members must get tested for COVID-19 if advised to do so. 
  • School will operate as normal while waiting for the COVID-19 test result. 
  • Once the student or staff member receives a negative test result and submits it to our nurse, they may return to school if they have no symptoms.
  • If they are symptomatic, they should submit the following documents via email for school nurse’s assessment: 

          a) COVID-19 test result 

  • If a student is taking prescribed medication due to other illnesses with symptoms similar to COVID-19, they should not return to school until completing the course of the medication. They may return to campus once they have completed medication and have been asymptomatic for 24 hours. 

When a student’s family member or cohabitant have any COVID-19-like symptoms:

  • School should be notified immediately (teacher, nurse, and reception desk).
  • Family members or cohabitants should get tested for COVID-19.
  • Students should stay at home until they get a negative result on their COVID-19 test. 

If a student is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19:

  • The school will contact the SMOE and local health authorities immediately, and in consultation with the health authorities and the Office of Education, the scope and time of going home measures are determined and implemented.
  • The school lessons are determined based on the results of the epidemiological investigation- Students and parents will be informed.
  • Following an inspection by or consultation with health authorities, the school may operate normally again, and students and staff can return to school except for those who are determined to have had close contact with the confirmed case.
  • Confirmed cases and those who have had close contact with them should not return until their quarantine is completed. On the day of their release from quarantine, they must get tested for COVID-19 a second time. They may return to school only after submitting this second negative result test to our nurse.
  • Parents and guardians of the confirmed case student must present the following documents to the school nurse before their child(ren) can return to school: 

          a) Confirmation letter of student’s release from quarantine 

          b) Result of family/cohabitants’ PCR test before release from quarantine

If a family or cohabitants of student is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19:

  • School (teachers, nurse, and reception desk) should be notified immediately
  • Other family members or cohabitants should get tested for COVID-19 immediately 
  • Student should not return to school and should stay home, before following instructions of local health authorities
  • Please refer to the below COVID-19 quarantine protocols
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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)

COVID-19 symptoms include the following:

- Fever (37.3 °C or above)

- Cough

- Difficulty breathing

- Chills, muscle pain, body aches

- Headache and/or sore throat

- New loss of taste or smell

- Fatigue

- Loss of appetite

- Excessive phlegm

- Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc)

- Confusion, dizziness

- Runny and stuffy nose

- Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)

- Chest pain

- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

- Dermatological conditions (skin problems)

 

■ Contact numbers

A. Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency 

TEL.1339

- https://www.kdca.go.kr/index.es?sid=a3

- https://korean.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

B. Seocho Health Authority: TEL. (02) 2155-8093~5

C. SMoE, Gangnam-Seocho Education Support Office:

TEL. (02) 3015-3488