Resumption of physical lessons from 16 Aug 2021

Dear parents,

Greetings from HCL Education Centre.

In consideration of the recent Covid-19 situation and new policies from the government, HCL will be fully resuming physical lessons from 16 Aug 2021 (Monday). Students enrolled in physical classes will need to return for physical classes. To protect our students and eliminate disruption to learning, HCL will be making necessary adjustments to class arrangements and anti-Covid measures as detailed below:

  1. Regarding make-up lessons
    1. Will physical make-up lessons be allowed?


      No, make-up lessons will be exclusively limited to online lessons by Zoom.

    2. How to arrange for make-up lessons?
      1. Through the HCL mobile app. Please note that students from any branch may choose to view and arrange make-up lessons in any branch by changing the “Branch” filter in the make-up lesson screen.Students need not be constrained to attending make-up lessons scheduled in their original branch. However, regardless of branch selected, the student will still attend the lesson online.
      2. By calling our admin staff for assistance. You may contact any of our branches during office hours to arrange make-up lessons for your child. Please refer to our website for detailed office hours and phone numbers.
    3. How to collect lesson materials?


      Once you have successfully arranged for a make-up lesson, the teacher of the make-up lesson will send the PDF softcopy of lesson materials to you by WhatsApp or e-mail before the lesson. You may also choose to collect hardcopy materials from any of our branches.

    4. Zoom ID and password for make-up lessons.


      Once you have successfully arranged for a make-up lesson, the teacher of the make-up lesson will send the Zoom ID and password to you by WhatsApp or e-mail before the lesson.

  2. Regarding anti-Covid measures
    1. Environment measures
      1. Safe distancing between seats in classrooms is maintained.
      2. Maximum occupancy for classrooms is restricted as per government guidelines.
      3. Interval between lessons is lengthened to ensure enough time for proper disinfection and prevent intermingling of students from different classes.
      4. Increase in frequency of disinfection.
        1. After every lesson, the teacher will perform thorough disinfection of all classroom furniture. Windows will be opened for ventilation where possible.
        2. Restrooms and other areas of frequent contact will be sprayed with a long duration disinfection coating.Restrooms will be disinfected at least twice per day.
    2. Employee measures
      1. As of 9 Aug 2021, 92% of HCL staff (incl. teachers and admin staff) have completed vaccination.
      2. From 16 Aug 21, employees will perform fortnightly ART tests.
      3. Masks will be worn at all times in HCL premises.
      4. Mandatory MC or WFH will be implemented for employees feeling unwell.
      5. Any other guidelines from the government for personnel deployment incl. WFH and quarantine will be strictly adhered to.
    3. Student measures
      1. Students are allowed into the classroom from 10mins before class.
      2. Masks are to be worn at all times in HCL premises.
      3. Students exhibiting fever and/or flu-like symptoms (incl. sneezing,coughing, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) will not be allowed into HCL premises and are strongly recommended to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
      4. Any student or student whose family member has received a MOH "Health Risk Alert" will not be allowed into HCL premises for lessons.
      5. Any student or student whose family member is under LOA, AA or received SHN or HQO orders will not be allowed into HCL premises for lessons.
      6. Mandatory MC or WFH will be implemented for employees feeling unwell.
      7. Any student or student whose family member is pending PCR test results (except mandatory testing for specific industries) will not be allowed into HCL premises for lessons.

For any queries regarding above information, please call any of our branches for clarification.

Stay safe and HCL wishes you and your family the best of health!

HCL Administrative Department