TIS is committed to ensuring measures are in place to limit the immediate risk of COVID-19 and maintaining the ongoing management of our campus safety.
Please read through this page to learn about what we're doing at TIS to keep your children safe and healthy. There are also resources for parents to learn how to join TIS in our pandemic protocols. Please do not hesitate to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (+86 (22) 8371-0900 x 311) if you have any questions or concerns about our response and policies.
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Hygeine and Disenfection Measures
Safety Protocol on campus and within Tianjin
Letter from the Hexi Education Bureau
Please click to read the letter
Staff and students in the situations listed below should not return to school
(1) Staff and students with a history of travelling and residence in key inspection and control areas determined by the Municipal Prevention and Control Headquarters (subject to the latest information released by Jinyun津云), and who have not completed the corresponding health management procedures. Within 14 days before arriving in Tianjin, teachers and students with a history of travelling and residence in places which are high or medium risk areas or the counties (cities and districts) which are high or medium risk areas. Within 14 days before arriving in Tianjin, teachers and students with a history of travelling and residence in the the counties (cities and districts) which has one case of infection whose origin is unclear or unknown.
(2) Staff and students who have a history of travelling and residence in lockdown, control, and prevention areas delineated by the epidemic prevention and control headquarters of the districts affiliated to our city and who have not completed the relevant control measures.
(3) Staff and students who, or whose family member, is living with a confirmed case, asymptomatic infection, suspected case, under isolation management or home medical observation period, or a close contact, sub-close contact, or in high-risk groups.
(4) Staff and students who have symptoms such as fever, dry cough, fatigue, sore throat, decreased sense of smell (taste), and diarrhea within 14 days and have not been diagnosed with the new coronavirus infection, or have been excluded from the new coronavirus infection but the symptoms have not disappeared.
(5) Other staff and students who are not confirmed to be out of the risk of the new coronavirus infection.
The following requirements will be implemented for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic:
Daily nucleic acid sampling of staff and students conduct
After the resumption of classes, the school will implement closed management. The school will conduct nucleic acid sampling tests on a certain percentage of teachers and students every day.
Requirements for parents to pick up and drop off students:
(1) Parents who come to the school to pick up and drop off students should try to keep it to the same 1-2 people per family. These persons should have both green code, in good health, and no history of travelling and residence in medium and high-risk areas.
(2) When parents pick up and drop off their children, they must wear masks at all times. Do not gather, keep a distance of one meter.
(3) The school will implement closed-loop management. Irrelevant personnel from outside the school will not be allowed to enter the school. Students should not leave the school halfway after entering the school. Please follow the school’s scheduled pick-up and drop-off times.
Actively report special circumstances
Please take the initiative to report to the community and school, if students and their co-residents return to Tianjin in the circumstances below: from medium and high-risk areas, local epidemic areas, or areas related to the epidemic investigation information announced by the epidemic prevention and control department, their health code is an "orange code" or "red code", or their travel code has an asterisk, etc.
Adhere to health monitoring
Implement regular health monitoring and management of students and family members, and ask parents to take temperature measurements for their children before entering the school every day. Students who don’t feel well or have one of the ten symptoms should go to a local hospital for treatment in a timely manner, and inform the school, Do not come to school if you have the following symptons: Fever, dry cough, fatigue, sore throat, decreased sense of smell (taste), nasal congestion, runny nose, conjunctivitis, myalgia and diarrhea.
Departures from Tianjin need to be reported
Do not leave Tianjin unless it is necessary, and do not go to areas where local epidemics have occurred. Students and parents who really need to leave Tianjin will need to submit a tracking form for leaving Tianjin to the teacher in the class, and the teacher in the class will report to the school.
Daily on-campus COVID-19 testing is taking place for the foreseeable future. Following the guidelines set out by local authorities, 33% of the campus population will be tested from Monday through to Wednesday, and 50% of the campus population on Thursday and Friday. Using these guidelines, all staff and students will receive two tests per week.
Current testing schedule
Monday - K, G5, G7, G12
Tuesday - JK, G3, G4, G8, G9, G11
Wednesday - FC, G1, G2, G6, G10
Note: Students who received a COVID vaccination should not get COVID tested with 48 hours of being vaccinated. Please inform the school and provide a copy of your vaccination records for proof.
The delivery of food will not be permitted until further notice. All students and staff will need to bring their own home lunch or purchase lunch from the cafeteria.
All passengers in private cars will have their temperature taken, before being allowed through the school gates. Only the student can exit the vehicle when on campus and staff will be available to assist students to their classrooms.
Parents may enter the school campus for afternoon pick-up but must remain in the ECC lobby or main lobby only. We ask that you promptly depart from the school campus after picking up your child.
Visitors will need to present a negative COVID-19 test that is within 48 hours of coming on campus. They must show their green health code and have their temperature taken. An appointment should be made before coming to campus. A mask will also be needed to be worn at all times.
Parents will only be permitted if they have a scheduled meeting with a staff member or for pick-up of their child. They must show their green health code and have their temperature checked. If a meeting has been scheduled please wait for the TIS staff member at the Welcome Center. A mask will also be needed to be worn at all times.
All school-based parent activites are temporarily suspended until further notice.
Staff and students are required to have their temperature checked as they enter the school and must truthfully answer how they feel and if they have taken any medicine.
If a student is on campus and has a temperature at or above 37.3 degrees Celsius, please click here for our detailed response plan.
If your health code is not green, please don’t have your child/ren come to school.
- Inform the school and the community management where you live.
- Arrange for you and your family members to get COVID tested and wait for the results.
- Only when your health code returns to a green status will your child/ren be allowed back on campus. Evidence of a green health code will need to be sent through to the Admissions office.
Prepare masks for your child when traveling to and from school, as well as when they are at school.
Remind your child to wash their hands regularly.
Remind your child to use the hand sanitizers to ensure hand hygiene if they are unable to wash their hands with running water and liquid soap.
Remind your child not to touch their face.
Remind your child to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue or arm when coughing and sneezing.
Remind your child to avoid unnecessary close contact, and develop a healthy habit of maintaining a distance of more than 1 meter from others.