Ministry of Education: Temperature screening is no longer mandatory in the premises of educational establishments from tomorrow | Malaysia

According to the Ministry of Education, body temperature screening is no longer mandatory in the premises of educational institutions as of tomorrow. — AFP photo

KUALA LUMPUR, February 10 ― Body temperature screening is no longer compulsory in the premises of educational institutions of the Ministry of Education (MoE) as of tomorrow, the Ministry of Education said in a statement today.

However, all teachers, members of the implementation team (AKP), support service workers and visitors are still required to use the MySejahtera app for check-ins before entering these premises.

“As a safety measure, parents or guardians are asked to ensure that their child or ward is healthy and asymptomatic before attending school,” the statement read.

The decision was taken following Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s announcement on Tuesday of the removal of standard operating procedures (SOPs) on temperature checks and the use of logbooks in premises, starting tomorrow.

The Department of Education said students with symptoms, or whose family members living in the same household have tested positive, are not allowed to attend school.

The health of students will continue to be monitored to ensure that those with symptoms are isolated for further action.

Educational institutions that are not registered with the ministry are also urged to implement the ruling, he added. ― Bernama

Janice G. Ball