Advisory on COVID-19

13 August 2021

From 22 July 2021, Singapore will enter Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). Everyone is still strongly encouraged to stay home and go out only for essential reasons to minimise unnecessary social interactions.

Students travelling from lower-risk countries/regions and do not have difficulty obtaining the entry approval, are required to return to Singapore as soon as possible. There is no option to complete the next semester fully online.

Working from home will be the default at the workplace. NAFA staff who need to return to the workplace should stagger start times and arrange for flexible working hours. All face-to-face training workshops scheduled during this period are postponed until further notice.

The well-being and safety of the NAFA community is the academy’s top priority. In the best interests of our staff and students, NAFA has put in place precautionary measures to safeguard our community against the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures are aligned to the guidelines set by Singapore’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.

Full-time foundation/diploma/degree students are to check their emails and Canvas for details on their lessons. Students are required to take necessary hygiene and safe distancing precautions when they are on campus.

Staff returning to campus are to abide by safe management measures spelt out by the Government, please refer to your emails for details.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at [email protected] or
Office of Student Care (OSC) at [email protected].

Centre for Lifelong Education
Classes at the Centre for Lifelong Education have resumed. For enquiries, please contact [email protected] | 6512 1388.

School of Young Talents
Classes at the School of Young Talents will continue. For more details, please contact:

Art Galleries
The Galleries at NAFA are open to the public with safe management measures, in line with the Government's regulations from 10 August 2021, with further easing on 19 August 2021, if conditions remain stable. We seek your cooperation and understanding during this time as we play our part to ensure a safe, comfortable and undisrupted viewing experience.

Contact tracing and declarations
All visitors are required to register via TraceTogether and undergo temperature scanning when entering the campus, before accessing the Galleries.

Personal health and safety
All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. Hand sanitisers are provided at the entrances for use. Door handles are regularly cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals.

Group size and limits
From 10 August, each group is limited to a maximum of 5 persons.
Maximum of 46 visitors are permitted in Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2,
Maximum of 28 visitors are permitted in Lim Hak Tai Gallery.

From 19 August, each group is limited to a maximum of 5 persons.
Maximum of 92 visitors are permitted in Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2,
Maximum of 56 visitors are permitted in Lim Hak Tai Gallery.

We seek your cooperation to wait in queue at the designated queue area when directed by our gallery duty personnel when the gallery reaches full capacity.

Safe distancing
A safe distance of 1 metre between persons and between groups must be observed. Persons within the groups must not intermingle and congregate.

Entry points
Please note there will be one point of entry and exit for each gallery:
  • Entrance to The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2 at Level 1 (opposite Finance Office)
  • Entrance to Lim Hak Tai Gallery at Level 1, turn right after Wing A Lift lobby (opposite Toast Box)

We are closely monitoring the situation and will evaluate and refine the precautionary measures as the situation evolves. Let’s stay vigilant and play our part in being socially responsible while practicing good personal hygiene.

Should you have further enquiries, please call our dedicated hotline at:
+65 6512 4275 (available Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)

Health & Travel Advisories
All staff and students are required to follow advisories issued by the academy. Students and staff are advised to defer all travel abroad. Overseas study trips have been cancelled or postponed, while student activities and CCAs are suspended till further notice.

Stay-Home Notice (SHN)
Do note that all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass holders returning to Singapore as well as other incoming travellers will be issued a Stay-Home Notice (SHN). Please refer to the MOH website for the latest advisories.

Students who think that they have been in contact with suspected COVID-19 cases are given a 14-day bridging Leave of Absence (LOA) to stay home and monitor their health.

Ministry Advisories & FAQs

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Education

Safeguarding our Community
Access to our campus buildings will be controlled. All students, staff and visitors are required to pass through designated temperature screening stations and are to check-in via TraceTogether. Those who do not pass the screening will be denied entry.


NAFA has been awarded the SG Clean quality mark. Cleaning frequency at common areas and classrooms has been ramped up, and surfaces with high touchpoints such as lift buttons, door handles and handrails are disinfected regularly.

Cleaning frequency at common areas and classrooms has been ramped up, and surfaces with high touchpoints such as lift buttons, door handles and handrails are disinfected regularly.

Supporting our Community
What else can we do as a community?

SGUnited: Learn about how Singapore has banded together in the face of adversity. Want to contribute and support community efforts? Find out more at this link.

Singapore COVID-19 Symptom Checker: Should your friends and loved ones be unsure if they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, you may recommend them to use the Checker to decide on their next steps.

Need Assistance?
NAFA aims to help our community to the best we can – we are here for you. Should you require assistance beyond our services, check out the following schemes:

The Courage Fund: Set up by the National Council of Social Service, the fund is for affected households (Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents) due to individuals contracting COVID-19 or serving Quarantine Orders, SHN or mandatory LOA. Find out more here.

NTUC Care Fund (COVID-19): The U Care Fund by NTUC has rolled out this fund for union members who require financial assistance during this period. Learn more here.

If you require further support, please reach us at the Office of Student Care (OSC) at [email protected].