Advisory on COVID-19

06 July 2020

Selected students are allowed to return to campus for lab-based/ coursework/ practical components. All other students are advised to remain at home and complete their work online.

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 the 2019 novel coronavirus (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 for details on their lessons. Students are required to take necessary hygiene and safe distancing precautions when they are on campus.

Staff returning to campus starting from Tuesday 2 June 2020 must seek permission before returning to work. They are to abide by safe management measures spelt out by the Government for Safe Re-opening, please refer to your emails for details.

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 will resume in phases on campus. For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

School of Young Talents
Classes at the School of Young Talents have resumed. For more details, please contact:

Art Galleries
The Galleries at NAFA are now open with safe management measures in place that are in line with the Government's guidelines to ensure you have a safe, comfortable and undisrupted viewing experience. We seek your cooperation and understanding during this time as we play our part to ensure a safe reopening of our cultural venues.

Contact tracing and declarations
All visitors are required to register via Safe-Entry 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
Visitors are encouraged not to visit in large groups. Each group is limited to a maximum of 5 persons.

Maximum of 46 visitors are permitted in Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2,
Maximum of 28 visitors are permitted in Lim Hak Tai Gallery.

We seek your cooperation to wait in line at the designated queue area as 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 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. Students and staff are advised to defer all travel abroad. Overseas study trips have been cancelled or postponed, while student activities and CCAs are suspended till further notice.

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
Do note that all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders returning to Singapore as well as other incoming travellers will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Please refer to the MOH website for the latest advisories.

Students who think that they have been in contact with suspected COVID-19 cases are given a 14-day bridging Leave of Absence (LOA) to stay home and monitor their health.

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 by scanning the SafeEntry QR code on their mobile phone or have their ID scanned. 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?

TraceTogether App: Please download the mobile application (TraceTogether) if you have not done so, to support ongoing contact tracing efforts and curb the spread of the virus. Click here for more.

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:

COVID-19 Support Grant: A cash grant of $800 per month for 3 months for low and middle-income Singaporeans who lost their jobs due to the virus. The application window will run from May to Sep 2020 at any Social Service Office.

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 Quarantine Orders, SHN or mandatory LOA. Find out more here.

NTUC Care Fund (COVID-19): The U Care Fund by NTUC has rolled out this fund for union members who require financial assistance during this period. Learn more here.

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