From 14 June 2021, Singapore will enter Phase 3 (Heightened Alert). Everyone is still strongly encouraged to stay home and go out only for essential reasons to minimise unnecessary social interactions.
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. Students on campus can only work in groups of 2, including lecturers or technical staff.
Working from home will be the default at the workplace. NAFA staff who need to return to the workplace should stagger start times and arrange for flexible working hours. All face-to-face training workshops scheduled during this period are postponed until further notice.
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 are to abide by safe management measures spelt out by the Government, 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
With Singapore’s recent move to Phase 3 (Heightened Alert), all vacation courses scheduled from 14 to 18 June 2021 have been cancelled. For the cancelled classes, we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused and will get in touch with those affected to process a refund.
The Galleries at NAFA are open to the public with safe management measures that further support safe resumption of activities, in line with the Government's Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) regulations starting 14 June 2021. 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
Visitors are encouraged not to visit in large groups. Each group is limited to a maximum of 5
Maximum of 92
visitors are permitted in The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2,
Maximum of 56
visitors are permitted in Lim Hak Tai Gallery.
We seek your cooperation to wait in line at the designated queue area when directed by our gallery duty personnel should the galleries reach full capacity.
A safe distance of 1 metre between persons and between groups must be observed. Persons within the groups must not intermingle and congregate.
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. 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 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 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.
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 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 require further support, please reach us at the Office of Student Care (OSC) at [email protected].