DBS Covid-19 updates

From Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php

DBS Covid-19 summary of letters

17th March 2020 (School temporary closure)
• The Ministry of Education has announced that schools must temporarily close on Wednesday 18th March 2020. For DBS, the distance learning will start on Thursday 19 th March 2020. This is to ensure the health and safety of the community, and we hope to return to normal after the closure period.

15th March 2020 (No.16)
• A member of staff from another school, who may have been diagnosed with Covid-19, was at the St Patrick’s Ball. If you attended this function, please let the school know, and do not let your children come into school tomorrow.

15th March 2020 (No.15)
• Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Great Britain were added to the second level of high-risk countries.
• Taiwan and Singapore have been removed from the high-risk list (announced on 13th March 2020). However, if your child has been quarantined due to these two countries before 13th March 2020, the child will need to complete the quarantine period of 14 days before coming back on campus
• Despite Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Taiwan being removed from the list, the spreading continues to increase in these four countries and they could be added back to the list at any time. The school will post the most up-to-date list on our website.

13th March 2020 (No.14)
• A grandfather of a student at ISB was diagnosed with Covid-19 on 12th March 2020. This has an impact on some of our DBS students who have siblings at ISB.
• Therefore, any students in this situation whom we have identified are being sent home for quarantine until Thursday 26th March 2020.

7 March 2020 (No.13)
• Level 1: Mainland China, Macao, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy and Iran are identified as ‘Territories outside the Kingdom of Thailand defined as Disease Infected Zones of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak’.
• Effective from 6th March 2020, people who have travelled from / transited through Mainland China, Macao, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy and Iran have to do compulsory self-quarantine and report electronically everyday to the MOPH for 14 days. If they develop any symptoms, they have to go into government organised quarantine.
• Level 2: Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland and The United States of America are added to a list of countries that are on the high risk list, and are subject to travel. Those who have travelled from / transited through these places are recommended to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
• The School requires that if there is anyone who has travelled from, or transited through these 2 groups of countries are required to declare their travel history to the School and for the child(ren) to be self-quarantined at home for 14 days.
• Students who are still in quarantine have to complete the quarantine period, before they can come back to school. The student’s parent needs to present the student’s passport to the DBS Parent Relations staff and sign the Clearing form.

For more DBS detailed letters regarding the Covid-19 announcement, please see the following:

COVID-19 PROTECTION MEASURES COVID-19 PROTECTION MEASURES COVID-19 PROTECTION MEASURES