Advisory on COVID-19

22 September 2021

Singapore is currently in its preparatory stage of transition to COVID-19 resilience. Everyone is still required to observe prevailing safe management measures and minimise unnecessary social interactions.

From 22 September 2021, changes have been made to Singapore’s snap Work From Home (WFH) regime,

  1. with the duration of it being reduced from 14 to 10 days,

  2. snap 10-day WFH applying to companies with three or more COVID-positive cases working at the same premises / branch detected within a period of 7 consecutive days, and

  3. affected workers (including on-site contractors and vendors) placed on snap WFH arrangements being able to return to office for ad-hoc reasons, if they test negative via an Antigen Rapid Test.

The well-being and safety of the NAFA community is the academy’s top priority. In the best interests of our staff and students, NAFA has put in place precautionary measures to safeguard our community against COVID-19. These measures are aligned to the guidelines set by Singapore’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.

Full-time foundation/diploma/degree students are to check their emails and Canvas regularly for the latest updates.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at [email protected] or
Office of Student Care (OSC) at [email protected].

Centre for Lifelong Education
Classes at the Centre for Lifelong Education have resumed. For enquiries, please contact [email protected] / 6512 1388.

School of Young Talents
In line with MOE’s announcement that Home-Based Learning (HBL) will be implemented for Primary Schools from 27 Sep to 6 Oct 2021, SYT’s classes for students Primary 6 and below will be held online for the same period. In-person classes will resume thereafter.

Art Galleries
The Galleries at NAFA are open to the public with safe management measures, in line with the Government's regulations. We seek your cooperation and understanding during this time as we play our part to ensure a safe, comfortable, and undisrupted viewing experience.

Contact tracing and declarations
All visitors are required to register via TraceTogether and undergo temperature scanning when entering the campus, before accessing the Galleries.

Personal health and safety
All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. Hand sanitisers are provided at the entrances for use. Door handles are regularly cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals.

Group size and limits
From 19 August, each group is limited to a maximum of 5 persons.
Maximum of 92 visitors are permitted in Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2,
Maximum of 56 visitors are permitted in Lim Hak Tai Gallery.

We seek your cooperation to wait in queue at the designated queue area when directed by our gallery duty personnel when the gallery reaches full capacity.

Safe distancing
A safe distance of 1 metre between persons and between groups must be observed. Persons within the groups must not intermingle and congregate.

Entry points
Please note there will be one point of entry and exit for each gallery:
  • Entrance to The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2 at Level 1 (opposite Finance Office)
  • Entrance to Lim Hak Tai Gallery at Level 1, turn right after Wing A Lift lobby (opposite Toast Box)

We are closely monitoring the situation and will evaluate and refine the precautionary measures as the situation evolves. Let’s stay vigilant and play our part in being socially responsible while practicing good personal hygiene.

Should you have further enquiries, please call our dedicated hotline at:
+65 6512 4275 (available Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)

Health & Travel Advisories
All staff and students are required to follow advisories issued by the academy. Overseas study trips have been cancelled or postponed, while student activities and CCAs are suspended till further notice.

Quarantine Order, Stay-Home Notice, Leave of Absence, Home Recovery

For more information on Singapore’s current status of Quarantine Order (QO), Stay-Home Notice (SNH), Leave of Absence (LOA), and Home Recovery arrangements, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s latest updates, available here:

Ministry Advisories & FAQs

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Education

Safeguarding our Community
Access to our campus buildings will be controlled. All students, staff and visitors are required to pass through designated temperature screening stations and are to check-in via TraceTogether. Those who do not pass the screening will be denied entry.


NAFA has been awarded the SG Clean quality mark. Cleaning frequency at common areas and classrooms has been ramped up, and surfaces with high touchpoints such as lift buttons, door handles and handrails are disinfected regularly.

Cleaning frequency at common areas and classrooms has been ramped up, and surfaces with high touchpoints such as lift buttons, door handles and handrails are disinfected regularly.

Supporting our Community
What else can we do as a community?

SGUnited: Learn about how Singapore has banded together in the face of adversity. Want to contribute and support community efforts? Find out more at this link.

Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker: Should your friends and loved ones be unsure if they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, you may recommend them to use the Checker to decide on their next steps.

Need Assistance?
NAFA aims to help our community to the best we can – we are here for you. Should you require assistance beyond our services, check out the following schemes:

The Courage Fund: Set up by the National Council of Social Service, the fund is for affected households (Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents) due to individuals contracting COVID-19 or serving QO, SHN or mandatory LOA. Find out more here.

Enhanced NTUC Care Fund (COVID-19): The enhanced NTUC Care Fund (COVID-19) is a one-off cash relief of up to $300 given to eligible NTUC union members to help tide through this challenging period. Learn more here.

If you require further support, please reach us at the Office of Student Care (OSC) at [email protected].