Temperature screening not required at MOE educational facilities from February 11

KUALA LUMPUR (February 10): Body temperature checks are no longer mandatory in the premises of Ministry of Education (MOE) educational institutions as of Friday, February 11, the Ministry of Education has said in a press release Thursday, February 10.

However, all teachers, implementation team members, 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 Tun Hussein’s announcement on Tuesday of the removal of standard operating procedures (SOPs) on temperature checks and the use of logbooks. on the premises, from Friday.

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 of Education are also urged to implement the ruling, he added.

Janice G. Ball