HOW IS SAE REACTING TO CORONAVIRUS?
The Government has escalated the scope of their advice regarding strict social distancing measures, effective from Monday 16 March 2020.
Following this announcement, SAE Indonesia has decided to extend campus closure and to make our campuses unavailable to staff and students, effective immediately. This will be in effect until such time that the physical distancing measures are relaxed and it is safe to return.
Whilst the buildings will not be accessible, SAE Indonesia remains virtually open. A new semester has started on Monday, March 30th and all theory-based courses have migrated to Online Learning. Our students’ learning is our priority and we remain here to support them in completing their studies within the normal timescale. All practical classes will be rescheduled to a later stage when access to campus will be possible.
WHEN WILL THE CAMPUS REOPEN?
At this time, we are unable to confirm when the campuses will reopen. This is an evolving situation, and this decision has been made to minimize the impact that COVID-19 will have on our student’s and staff’s wellbeing. SAE students and staff should closely monitor their SAE email accounts for regular updates about the situation.
HOW HAS SAE PREPARED THE CAMPUS FOR A FUTURE REOPENING?
SAE has implemented all government advise to protect students and staff. Temperature checks will be conducted and SAE reserves the right to resuse entry in case of a body temperature above 37,7 degrees. A single entrance / single exit policy has been implemented to control the movement of people. Hand sanitiser are have been placed throughout the campus and our cleaning team will conduct regular deep cleaning of all facilities.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT TEACHING?
SAE Indonesia has temporarily moved all teaching online. Students have been given access to selected software application for home study. Lessons are being conducted via Zoom, and uploaded to SAE’s Learning Management System for any students who are unwell to access at a later date. Our academic teams are working hard to adjust timetables so students can focus on more theory-based content at this point in time. SAE is committed to rescheduling all practical project and studio time to a later stage of the course.
HOW WILL CORONAVIRUS IMPACT MY APPLICATION TO STUDY AT SAE?
SAE Indonesia is still recruiting for Diploma/Degree courses for September 2020 intake and the upcoming Short Courses, so despite the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), you should still apply to kickstart your creative future with SAE!
We understand for many that exams will be affected this year and you may be concerned about how this could impact your place on a higher education programme at SAE. Please don’t worry – we are making every effort to ensure you are not negatively impacted and we will be using maximum flexibility.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT ASSESSMENTS?
Many assessments will continue as normal. Practical based assessments will either be deferred or alternative assessments will be assigned. The SAE faculty will communicate these amendments to all students through SAE’s Learning Management Software and during online classes.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISA’s? < DO WE HAVE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS? IS THIS APPLIED TO THEM? The Indonesian Government has advised against all non-essential travel, and many countries around the world currently have travel bans in force. If you need to travel for an essential purpose, as per your visa requirements, you must advise your campus if you have any plans to travel outside of the Indonesia BEFORE you leave the Indonesia. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? The best way to prevent potential cases in our local communities is to follow the published WHO guidance. The best forms of prevention are to wash hands regularly and cover coughs/sneezes, adapting physical distancing and maintaining good standards of hygiene.
Please check the government’s advice regarding travel arrangements. If you have recently travelled from an at-risk location, you need to self-isolate for 14 days and let the campus know that you are doing this.
If you find you are feeling unwell and suspect you may have COVID-19, go to the https://cekcorona-dinkes.jakarta.go.id/ website and use the online symptom checker.
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 please call Covid-19 Hotline 112, 081 112 112 112 and 081 388 376 955.
For more information please reach Jakarta’s Covid-19 Response Team.
Please remain calm and support your friends or colleagues in following this advice, appreciating that some will have their own concerns about friends and family.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates.