Transition Phase Protocol

With the recent announcement for the Transition Phase under the National Recovery Framework to begin 19 November 2021, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) will scale down restrictions and control measures according to the guidelines that have been announced. Our priority remains the same which is the health and safety of faculty, students, staff and visitors; effective delivery of teaching/learning and other student-related services; continuation of research and maintenance of research infrastructure; security and preservation of University facilities and equipment; and maintenance of support for partnerships with the community.

The Transition Phase brings the new norm to another level and as we learn to adjust to it gradually, UBD will be initiating the following:

  1. Operating hours are 8.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Thursday and Saturday. Some students may have different working hours e.g. research and graduate students. This will be subject to each faculty’s standard operating procedures in ensuring staggered and cohorting attendance of respective students.
  2. All meetings or sessions with other students or staff will be done remotely whenever possible. If face to face is necessary, precautionary measures must be taken by those attending.
  3. UBD will be operating with a capacity limit of 50% in accordance to the size of the room/ laboratory capacity. In preparation for the opening, each FICO has identified shared rooms or areas that will be used extensively by staff or students for teaching, learning or research. These rooms will undergo the Sanitization and Hygiene Management Protocol. All other rooms will be kept locked and will not be accessible.

For entry to campus, all staff, students, contractors and visitors must fulfil the following conditions:

    ✓ Fully vaccinated staff or student
    ✓ Negative and valid ART result
    ✓ Green or yellow code on Bruhealth
    ✓ Face mask
    ✓ Body temperature less than 37.5℃
    ✓ Not displaying any symptoms of flu or COVID-19
    ✓ Other conditions set by Ministry of Health

Entry to campus must be through checkpoints which are located throughout the campus and within each FICO. If you are unwell, you are highly encouraged to stay home, monitor your condition and to return to office only when you feel well.

LOCATION (BY BUILDING) OF CHECKPOINTS DURING TRANSITION PHASE

  • UBD SECURITY MAIN GATE - Open 24 hrs
  • ILIA Main Entrance – Open during office hours
  • CHANCELLOR HALL Lobby area – Open 24 hours
  • UBD ADMINISTRATION Main Entrance – Open during office hours
  • UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Main Entrance - Open during office hours
  • STUDENT CENTRE Main Entrance Inspiring Hall – Open during office hours
  • All other FICOS will have self-managed internal checkpoints

All staff and students are required to perform ART every two weeks on Monday and to submit the results via the link below. You will need a valid ART result to enter the campus. ART Kits will be provided by the university through each FICO.

Submit your ART result

ART Instructions

As with the previous phase, please report to your FICO if you have received a Quarantine Order, have tested positive for COVID-19 or your Bruhealth code is RED or PURPLE. You may now submit your report through this link:

Submit here

All university services will continue to be provided based on each FICO mode of delivery. As we gradually adjust to meeting other staff, you may wish to make an appointment with the office prior to meeting them.

List of university offices and contact details

The Universiti Mosque, Sports Complex and food eateries will be open and will follow the guidelines issued for specific venues respectively. You are advised to adhere to these measures when visiting the facilities.

Discovery year internship may now resume as work from office (WFO) for Semester 1, 2021/2022 during the Transition Phase starting 19 November 2021, with a set of conditions.

  1. Host agency to provide declaration of capacity (at 100% and 50%) and that all employees on-site are fully vaccinated.
  2. Host agency to provide their Standard Operation Procedures including their Antigen Rapid Test Protocol in this Transition Phase.
  3. Host agency to provide ART kit to student.
  4. Student to resubmit consent form for the new period of internship.

Discovery year abroad may resume for Semester 2, 2021/2022. This will be available subject to cross-border authority approval and conditions and for selected countries only. Please approach your Discovery Year Advisor for more information.

For further information, please contact the Registrar’s Office by email office.registrar@ubd.edu.bn or the UBD Hotline +673 880 1000.

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Ministry of Health Information on COVID-19 and related guidelines
http://www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/COVID-19.aspx

Prime Minister Office Transition Guidelines
http://www.pmo.gov.bn/SitePages/Garispanduan%20Fasa%20Peralihan%20Semasa%20Covid-19.aspx

Ref: UBD/R&S/6/2021
Date: 12 Rabiulakhir 1442 / 17 November 2021