International Pioneers School Covid-19 Preventive Measures and Updates
International Pioneers School’s main priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students. The school has been monitoring the day to day Covid-19 situation, following the directives given by MOE and MOPH and is in constant communication with ISAT with regards to the situation updates of Covid-19.
In their latest statement, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has given new guidelines and new categories for countries where quarantining is expected, as well as adding more countries than previously announced to the categories:
Countries with continuous spread
- China (including Macao and Hong Kong)
- South Korea
From 6th March 2020, people who have travelled from / transited through these places have to MANDATORILY self-quarantine and report electronically every day to the MoPH for 14 days
- Czech Republic
- The United States of America
If you or a member of your family has travelled from / transited through or been in close contact with someone who has travelled from / transited through these places, you are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine dated from the day you returned to Thailand.
If you or your family have travelled in the last 14 days please fill this form:
Travel Information Form (English)
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
School Safety Precaution
- Frequent and proper handwashing is practised by everyone at school.
- Students are advised to wear their face mask properly every day.
- Sanitation and disinfection of all school facilities.
- Temperature check by the gate every day.
- Updated WHO Infographics are posted around the school.
- 14 days quarantine for students and staff who travelled, in transit and come in close contact with people who visited the listed high-risk countries.
- 17th May
- Online learning at IPS will continue until further announcement.
- 15th April
- Online learning will resume on April 20, 2020 until May 01, 2020. All classes will be conducted as per normal school time table- online.
- IPS campus will remain closed for students until May 01, 2020 or until further notice by the Ministry of Education or other relevant authorities.
- In line with the MOE announcement, IPS will remain closed for students until April 3, 2020. Online learning will still continue throughout this period to prevent the spread of virus. All classes will be conducted as per normal school time table- online.
- Ministry of Public Health added the following on the list of at-risk countries: Australia, Austria,Belgium,Brazil, Canada, Chile, Chech Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland,Portugal, Turkey.
- 17th March
- The government through the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the closure of schools including international schools from March 18, 2020, until further notice.
- In line with the MOE announcement, IPS will remain closed for students from March 18, 2020, till March 31, 2020 - while we will be conducting online learning throughout this period to prevent the spread of this virus. All the classes will be conducted as per normal school time table- online.
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy.
- 13th March
- USA, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Great Britain and Sweden are added on the list of at-risk countries by the MoPH.
- 11th March
- Spain is added on the list of at-risk countries by the MoPH.
- 8th March
- Japan, France, Germany, and Singapore are added back on the list of at-risk countries.
- Students and staff who visited the said countries are advised to stay at home for 14 days starting the date of their arrival to Thailand.
- 5th March
- Japan, Singapore, France, and Germany were removed from the list.
- 3rd March
- Presentation, and discussion with parents about Coronavirus update and IPS preventive measures for communicable diseases with Dr. Rossaphorn Kittiyaowamarn MD.
- 2nd March
- France and Germany have been added to the list of high-risk countries to do self-quarantine.
- Malaysia and Vietnam were removed by MOE from the list of High-risk countries.
- 26th February
- Travel Verification forms and passport inspection of students and staff.
- Songkran holiday travel advisory letter sent to parents and staff.
- 25th February
- MOE added Malaysia and Vietnam on the list.
- Students and staff who visited the added countries were sent home for 14 days self-quarantine.
- 24th February
- Screened students, teachers, and staff if there are any who visited the listed countries.
- 23rd February
- Letters sent to parents about Covid-19 update.
- Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea listed as high-risk countries.
- 14 days self- quarantine advised for people who visited, in transit or have close contact with someone who visited, in transited the listed high-risk countries.
- 28th January
- Infographics about Coronavirus and School preventive measures posted on IPS Facebook and within the school.
- Screening for students who went to China.