The Shanghai government published their “8 Prevention and Control Measures for People Coming and Returning to Shanghai in Winter and Spring” plan on January 13, 2021. On January 14, 2021 all schools in Shanghai received further requirements from the education authorities about their epidemic prevention work in Winter, including inter-China travel. As COVID-19 continues to spread in some areas of China, these new notices are intended to protect Shanghai and our schools from the COVID-19 threat.
The current travel regulations are as follows:
- All students and employees should not travel outside of Shanghai, unless for essential reasons such as returning to hometown to visit family or essential business travel to low-risk areas. Family vacations are not considered essential.
- Families who leave Shanghai for the above essential travel reasons will be required to follow a government mandated centralized or home quarantine and take NAT tests if the risk level of the travel destination changes to medium or high-risk. This may impact your child’s ability to attend school.
- These regulations will remain in effect at least until March 31, 2021.
In addition to the above points, the government plan also emphasized guidelines for schools to follow, such as strengthening our data collection, additional student and employee health monitoring, and stricter campus preparedness. As a result, we will be requiring all families who have essential travel to fill out additional health and travel forms, so we can cooperate with government requirements and so your children can return to on-campus instruction.
In accordance with the government requirements for COVID-19 prevention, we require you to:
- If it’s essential for you student to travel out of Shanghai, apply to your division office in advance with your “travel date”, “reason” and “city/province” you plan to travel.
- Complete the “Student Health & Travel Report – complete upon returning to Shanghai” form as soon as you return to Shanghai. If we haven’t received the information as soon as you return to Shanghai, it may impact your student’s campus access.
- Review the medium/high risk areas list through the Concordia COVID-19 website before, during, and after your travel.
Please remember that if the place you traveled to or through becomes a medium or high-risk area, your child will not be able to access campus and must follow the government requirements for quarantine and NAT testing to re-apply for campus access.
Please continue to follow strict personal safety practices and observe your health status closely during your travels. Thank you for your cooperation!
Senior Leadership Team
Concordia International School Shanghai