UPDATE 5: TEMPERATURE SCANNING AT INTI CAMPUSES 12TH MARCH 2020

Dear students, staff and parents,

Following global and local developments on novel coronavirus COVID-19 and as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our INTI and wider communities, INTI International University & Colleges will be implementing temperature scanning for all students, staff and visitors entering its campuses nationwide, effective from Monday, 16th March 2020.

Designated entry points will be equipped with scanning stations, while the rest will be closed indefinitely as a means to safeguard entry to the respective campuses. Please check your INTI email on which entrances will be open.

  1. GUIDANCE FOR THOSE ENTERING THE CAMPUS
    1. Following the guidance of the Ministry of Health, anyone who records a temperature of 37.5° Celsius and above, will not be allowed to enter an INTI campus.
    2. Students who are having exams should come to campus earlier to avoid being held up at the scanning stations and being late for exams.
    3. If you are not feeling well or have symptoms such as cough, flu, fever or shortness of breath, do not come to campus.
    4. Students should inform your Head of Programme and Student Services Department and seek medical attention immediately.
    5. Staff should inform your line manager and HR Department and likewise seek medical attention.
    6. Do not return to campus unless you have been cleared by a doctor to do so.
  2. GUIDANCE ON TRAVEL DURING SEMESTER BREAK
    1. Travel to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Denmark and Iran
      1. All travel to the above mentioned countries should be postponed for the time being.
      2. As these are high-risk countries, Malaysia has implemented additional security measures for travellers. Visiting these countries could lead to additional restrictions when you return to Malaysia.
      3. If travelling to these countries is absolutely necessary, such as a family emergency, please inform your Head of Programme / Student Services Department or line manager / HR Department at least 3 days before your departure.
      4. Students are to provide their contact details while abroad so that we can communicate with you on any new updates, and continue to support you while you’re away.
      5. Anyone returning from these countries will be required to undertake a 14-day self-quarantine before returning to campus, and must complete INTI’s Travel & Health Declaration Form when they return to Malaysia.
    2. Travel to countries other than China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Denmark and Iran
      1. We also advise against travelling to countries other than those mentioned above, as there may be difficulties of returning to Malaysia should the situation change while you are away.
      2. If you must travel during this time, please inform your Head of Programme / Student Services Department or line manager / HR Department at least 3 days before your departure.
      3. Students must provide us your details so that we can communicate with you on any updates.
      4. Take as much precautions as possible when travelling, including your personal hygiene, the food you will be eating, and using public transportation and facilities.
      5. When you return to Malaysia, complete INTI’s Travel and Health Declaration Form.
      6. Carefully monitor your health over the next 14 days and if you experience symptoms such as fever, flu, cough, or shortness of breath, seek medical attention immediately. Do not return to campus until you have been cleared by your doctor.
      7. Should you need assistance while on campus, contact INTI’s emergency response team.
  3. UPDATED INTI HEALTH ADVISORY
    1. Students or staff who have travelled to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Denmark and Iran within the last 14 days; or have been in close contact with individuals who have arrived from these countries within the last 14 days; or have been in close contact with a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 are required to:
      1. carry out a 14-day self-quarantine
        A self-quarantine means you will stay in your home or accommodations, not attend classes or go out, and avoid close contact with other individuals during this time. This allows you to monitor your own health closely and reduce any possible infection.

        The timeline below should be followed:

        Day 0Date of return to Malaysia from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Denmark and Iran / date of last close contact with individuals who have arrived from these countries within the last 14 days / date of last close contact with a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
        Day 1 – 14Self-quarantine and monitoring
        Day 15Return to class if there are no symptoms of COVID-19

        An official leave of absence will be given to all students who need to complete the quarantine. You can still use Blackboard for your class materials and updates.

      2. submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form: CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

      On the day before you return to classes (Day 14), please contact your Student Services Department / HR Department.

      Should you feel unwell and need assistance during your quarantine, contact INTI’s emergency response team.

      All individuals who are unwell, and/or are under observation for COVID-19, are kindly requested to inform Student Services / HR as soon as possible. Please also provide details on any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 5 days.

    2. All students or staff who have travelled out of Malaysia (other than China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Denmark and Iran), will need to complete and submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form : CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

      This form is to be completed before returning to campus.

      Carefully monitor your health over the next two weeks, and if you have any of these symptoms:
      – runny nose
      – cough
      – sore throat
      – fever
      – headache
      – breathlessness
      – feeling tired / unwell

      seek medical attention immediately and quarantine yourself until the doctors clear you of any possible infection.

      You are not permitted to attend classes or come to campus during this time and will be given an official leave of absence.

      Please inform Student Services / HR of your illness as soon as possible. Please also provide us the details of any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 5 days.

  4. PERSONAL CARE AND BEST PRACTICES
    While there are increasing concerns about COVID-19, we would like to encourage you to remain calm and take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of infection.

    Take better personal care of yourself, eat and rest well, and seek medical assistance if you begin to experience the symptoms related to COVID-19.

    Best practices during this time:

    1. Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell
    2. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands often with soap, especially before handling food, after coughing or sneezing, or using public facilities
    3. Avoid touching your face
    4. Wear a mask if you have any respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing
    5. Seek medical attention immediately if you are feeling unwell or having any of the above-mentioned symptoms

Should you require assistance while on campus, please contact the emergency response team.

INTI will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow the guidance of the Ministry of Health. Regular updates will be sent to your INTI email and when necessary, through the Student Services, INTIMA and Faculty Facebook pages.

While we recognize the decisions we have made may cause some inconvenience, we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to keep our entire INTI community safe. Thank you.


UPDATE 4: NEW MINISTRY OF HEALTH GUIDELINES AS OF 5th March 2020

Dear students, visitors, staff and parents,

Following the latest guidelines by the Malaysian Ministry of Health dated 5th March 2020, INTI will be taking further precautionary measures to safeguard our INTI and wider communities.

The safety and wellbeing of our INTI and wider communities remains our main priority and we thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding.

  1. All students, visitors, staff and parents who have travelled to mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Iran or Italy within the last 14 days; or have been in close contact with individuals who have arrived from these countries within the last 14 days; or have been in close contact with a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 are required to:
    1. carry out a 14-day self-quarantine
      A self-quarantine means you will stay in your home or accommodations, not attend classes or go out, and avoid close contact with other individuals during this time. This allows you to monitor your own health closely and reduce any possible infection.

      The timeline below should be followed:

      Day 0Date of return to Malaysia from mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Iran or Italy / date of last close contact with individuals who have arrived from these countries within the last 14 days / date of last close contact with a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
      Day 1 – 14Self-quarantine and monitoring
      Day 15Return to class if there are no symptoms of COVID-19

      An official leave of absence will be given to all students who need to complete the quarantine. You can still use Blackboard for your class materials and updates.

    2. submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form: CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

    On the day before you return to classes (Day 14), please contact your Student Services Department.

    Should you feel unwell and need assistance during your quarantine, please contact INTI’s emergency response services. Contact details have been provided in your INTI email.

    All students who are unwell, and/or are under observation for COVID-19, are kindly requested to inform Student Services as soon as possible. Please also provide details on any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 5 days.

  2. All students who have travelled out of Malaysia (other than mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Iran or Italy), will need to complete and submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form : CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

    This form is to be completed before returning to campus.

    Carefully monitor your health over the next two weeks, and if you have any of these symptoms:
    – runny nose
    – cough
    – sore throat
    – fever
    – headache
    – diarrhoea
    – feeling tired / unwell

    seek medical attention immediately and quarantine yourself until the doctors clear you of any possible infection.

    You are not permitted to attend classes during this time and will be given an official leave of absence.

    Please inform Student Services of your illness as soon as possible. Please also provide us the details of any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 5 days.

  3. We advise you to take the following precautions during this period:
    1. Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell
    2. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands often, especially before handling food, after coughing or sneezing or using public facilities
    3. Wear a mask if you have any respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing
    4. Avoid contact where live animals are sold and do not consume raw or undercooked meat
    5. Seek medical attention immediately if you are feeling unwell or having any of the above-mentioned symptoms
    6. Reschedule travel arrangements to mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy during this time.

Should you require assistance while on campus, please contact the emergency response team.

INTI will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow the guidance of the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities. Regular updates will be sent to your INTI email and when necessary, through the Student Services, INTIMA and Faculty Facebook pages.

While we recognize the decisions we have made may cause some inconvenience, we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to keep our entire INTI community safe.

Thank you,
INTI International University & Colleges


UPDATE 3: NEW MINISTRY OF HEALTH GUIDELINES AS OF 28TH FEBRUARY 2020

Dear students and parents,

Due to the evolving nature of novel coronavirus COVID-19 and following the latest guidelines by the Malaysian Ministry of Health dated 28th February 2020, INTI will be taking further precautionary measures to safeguard our INTI and wider communities.

The safety and wellbeing of our INTI and wider communities remains our main priority and we thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding.

  1. All students who have travelled to mainland China or South Korea within the last 14 days; or have been in close contact with individuals who have arrived from mainland China or South Korea within the last 14 days; or have been in close contact with a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 are required to:
    1. carry out a 14-day self-quarantine
      A self-quarantine means you will stay in your home or accommodations, not attend classes or go out, and avoid close contact with other individuals during this time. This allows you to monitor your own health closely and reduce any possible infection.

      The timeline below should be followed:

      Day 0Date of return to Malaysia from mainland China or South Korea / date of last close contact with individuals who have arrived from mainland China or South Korea within the last 14 days /
      date of last close contact with a Patient Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
      Day 1 – 14Self-quarantine and monitoring
      Day 15Return to class if there are no symptoms of COVID-19

      An official leave of absence will be given to all students who need to complete the quarantine. You can still use Blackboard for your class materials and updates.

    2. submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form: CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

    On the day before you return to classes (Day 14), please contact your Student Services Department.

    Should you feel unwell and need assistance during your quarantine, please contact INTI’s emergency response services. Contact details have been provided in your INTI email.

    All students who are unwell, and/or are under observation for COVID-19, are kindly requested to inform Student Services as soon as possible. Please also provide details on any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 5 days.

  2. All students who have travelled out of Malaysia (other than mainland China or South Korea), will need to complete and submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form : CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

    This form is to be completed before returning to campus.

    Carefully monitor your health over the next two weeks, and if you have any of these symptoms:
    – runny nose
    – cough
    – sore throat
    – fever
    – headache
    – feeling tired / unwell

    seek medical attention immediately and quarantine yourself until the doctors clear you of any possible infection.

    You are not permitted to attend classes during this time and will be granted a leave of absence.

    Please inform Student Services of your illness as soon as possible. Please also provide us the details of any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 5 days.

  3. We advise you to take the following precautions during this period:
    1. Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell
    2. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands often especially before handling food or after respiratory secretions like coughing or sneezing
    3. Wear a mask if you have any respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing
    4. Avoid contact where live animals are sold and do not consume raw or undercooked meat
    5. Seek medical attention immediately if you are feeling unwell or having any of the above-mentioned symptoms
    6. Reschedule travel arrangements to regions with high outbreaks of COVID-19, including mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran during this time

Should you require assistance while on campus, please contact the emergency response team.

INTI will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow the guidance of the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities. Regular updates will be sent to your INTI email and when necessary, through the Student Services, INTIMA and Faculty Facebook pages.

While we recognize the decisions we have made may cause some inconvenience, we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to keep our entire INTI community safe.

Thank you,
INTI International University & Colleges


UPDATE 2: ADDITIONAL MEASURES

Dear students and parents,

Due to the evolving nature of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), INTI will be taking additional precautionary measures to safeguard our INTI and wider communities.

The safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and communities remain our main priority and we thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding.

  1. All students who have travelled to mainland China; or who have been in close contact with individuals who have arrived from mainland China for less than 14 days or Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for Covid-19 are required to:
    1. carry out a 14-day self-quarantine
      A self-quarantine means you will stay in your home or accommodations, not attend classes or go out, and limit contact with other individuals. This follows the guidance of the Ministry of Health and helps to reduce any possible infection.

      The timeline below should be followed:

      Day 0Arrive in Malaysia / close contact with individuals who have arrived from mainland China for less than 14 days, or Patients Under Investigation (PUI)
      Day 1 – 14Self-quarantine and monitoring
      Day 15Return to class if there are no symptoms of Covid-19

      A leave of absence will be granted to all students who need to complete the quarantine. You can still use Blackboard for your class materials and updates.

    2. submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form: CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

    On your first day of coming back to class, please inform your Student Services Department.

    Should you feel unwell and need assistance, please contact your campus’ emergency response team.

    Contact details have been provided in your INTI email for both Student Services and the emergency response team.

    All students who are unwell, and/or are under observation for Covid-19, are also kindly requested to inform Student Services as soon as possible. Please also provide details on any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 3 days.

  2. All students who have travelled out of Malaysia (other than mainland China), will need to complete and submit an online Travel & Health Declaration Form : CLICK HERE to access this form via Google Forms. If you are unable to access Google Forms, please CLICK HERE to access an alternative link.

    This form is to be completed on your first day back to campus.

    Carefully monitor your health over the next two weeks, and if you have any of these symptoms:
    – runny nose
    – cough
    – sore throat
    – fever
    – headache
    – feeling tired / unwell

    seek medical attention immediately and quarantine yourself until the doctors clear you of any possible infection.

    You are not permitted to attend classes during this time and will be granted a leave of absence. Kindly inform Student Services of your illness as soon as possible.

    Please also provide us the details of any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 3 days.

  3. In line with global health advisories, we advise you to take the following precautions during this period:
    1. Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell
    2. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands often especially before handling food or after respiratory secretions like coughing or sneezing
    3. Wear a mask if you have any respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing
    4. Avoid contact where live animals are sold and do not consume raw or undercooked meat
    5. Seek medical attention immediately if you are feeling unwell

Should you require assistance while on campus, please contact the emergency response team.

INTI will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow the guidance of the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities. Regular updates will be sent to your INTI email and when necessary, through the Student Services, INTIMA and Faculty Facebook pages.

While we recognize the decisions we have made may cause some inconvenience, we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to keep our entire INTI community safe.

Thank you,
INTI International University & Colleges


31 Jan 2020

Dear parents, students, and staff,

Over the past 2 weeks, we have shared messages to keep students, faculty and staff informed on the actions we are taking to ensure the wellbeing of our INTI community. However, in light of new developments on the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), INTI will be taking the following additional precautionary measures to safeguard the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. These measures are in line with global health and safety standards, and will be implemented with immediate effect.

  1. All students and staff who have travelled to mainland China these last two weeks (since 20th January) will be required to:
    1. undertake a 14-day self-quarantine at home or in designated campus accommodations, from the day they arrive back in Malaysia. You will be officially granted a leave of absence / work from home arrangements (for staff). This means:

      Day 0Date of arrival in Malaysia
      Day 1 – 14Self-quarantine and monitoring
      Day 15Return to work if there are no symptoms of nCoV

    2. complete and submit the online Travel & Health Declaration Form : kindly CLICK HERE to access the form.

    During this quarantine period, you are not permitted to attend classes or come to campus, and where possible, to minimise personal contact with family, friends, students, and staff. Students will continue to receive support through INTI’s online learning portal.

    After the 14-day quarantine period, when students and staff do not show any illness or flu-like symptoms related to nCoV, you may return to classes on campus.

    On your first day of returning to campus after the quarantine period, please inform your respective Student Services Departments / HR Departments of your return.

    Should you feel unwell and require assistance, please contact your campus emergency response teams – contact persons and numbers have been shared with you via your INTI email.

    All students or staff who are unwell, and/or are under observation for nCoV, are kindly requested to inform Student Services / HR as soon as possible. Please also provide details on any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 3 days.

  2. All students and staff who have travelled out of Malaysia (other than those travelling to mainland China) these last two weeks (since 20th January), will also need to complete and submit the online Travel & Health Declaration Form : kindly CLICK HERE to access the form.

    This form is to be completed before your first day back to the campus.

    Do carefully monitor your health over the next two weeks, and should you exhibit the following symptoms:
    – runny nose
    – cough
    – sore throat
    – fever
    – headache
    – general feeling of being unwell

    please seek medical attention and quarantine yourself until the doctors clear you of any possible infection.

    You are not permitted to attend classes or return to campus during this time and will be officially granted a leave of absence / work from home arrangements (for staff). Kindly inform Student Services / HR of your illness as soon as possible.

    All students or staff who are unwell, and/or are under observation for nCoV, are kindly requested to inform Student Services / HR as soon as possible. Please also provide details on any individuals you have been in contact with over the last 3 days.

  3. In line with the global health advisory, we advise all students and staff to take the following precautions during this period:
    1. Avoid crowded places and close contact with people who are unwell
    2. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands often especially before handling food or after respiratory secretions like coughing or sneezing
    3. Wear a mask if you have any respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing
    4. Avoid contact where live animals are sold and do not consume raw or undercooked meat
    5. Seek medical attention immediately if you are feeling unwell

Should any staff or students require assistance while on campus, please contact your emergency response teams for assistance. Contact persons and numbers have been shared with you via your INTI email.

Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation closely and following the advice of the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities. Regular updates will be sent via email and where necessary, through the SSD, INTIMA and Faculty Facebook pages.

While we recognize the decisions we have made may cause some inconvenience, we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to keep our entire INTI community safe.

Thank you,
INTI International University & Colleges