The COVID-19 Pandemic in Brunei Darussalam is an evolving situation with extraordinary challenges for our staff and students. Although the campus remains open and essential services are continuously being provided, the University is taking precautionary measures to minimise the potential pathways for community spread of the Coronavirus, and at the same time minimise the interruption to teaching and learning.
The University is also continuously reviewing the progress and development of online learning to look into the best ways to support the delivery and achieving our learning objectives.
Within three days of the first positive COVID-19 case in Brunei Darussalam, we had set all lectures and tutorials to be conducted online, thus minimising face-to-face and big group interactions. This was further extended to the examinations at the end of the Semester.
On-campus student services were also reverted to online arrangements especially counter services. The UBD Library remained open on a revised schedule for certain essential services only, other services were made available online.
BruHealth QR Codes and temperature screening stations have been put in place at each of our buildings, with single entry points to allow tracking of visitors.
The UBD Community is strongly advised to observe the following general measures:
Following the recent developments on de-escalation measures taken by various agencies around the country, UBD is pleased to announce our alignment to this and advice from relevant authorities with the easing of restrictions with our own de-escalation plan.
For further information:
UBD COVID-19 Hotline
Ministry of Health Hotline
I trust that all of you are staying safe. As we approach the start of the new semester this August, UBD is aligning with the country’s de-escalation plan, and is now in Operational Readiness Level 4. Insya Allah in the coming week, UBD will welcome the new intake of students for August 2020/2021 intake and the UBD Freshers Week will be held on virtual mode for four days from 27 – 30 August 2020. In the context of UBD’s delivery of teaching and learning, I would like to share the measures that we have put in place with effect from Monday, 27 July 2020 in anticipation of the new semester as follows: -
On the UBD facilities and services, the following are the measures put in place:
Students are reminded to continue observing and practising the precautionary measures that are already in place prescribed by the Ministry of Health for your safety and well-being and of those around you.