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A Safe Campus

APU - Providing a Safe Campus Environment

Setting New Standards of Safety Among Universities

We are taking every necessary measure to ensure your safety and wellbeing, and that of our entire APU/APIIT community. We are committed to comply with the guidelines on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that need to be in place in Higher Education Institutions to ensure that we all stay safe and to prevent any possibility of infection.


STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO PRACTICE STANDARD PREVENTION MEASURES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES.
 



STAY SAFE TOGETHER. Stay ENGAGED and offer help to the community - share your care with others!

We have established a team of Safety Ambassadors who are made up of friendly, caring and dedicated students and staff from various functional areas. They will be educating, assisting and guiding the APU & APIIT Community on the practice of social distancing, hygiene measures. The Safety Ambassadors will be moving around the campus and will be placed in various locations, to ensure that we stay safe together at all times.



They are our APU Front Liners - Please do follow their guidance at all times, and approach them for any clarifications on the Health & Safety SOPs that are in place on campus.

GETTING Ready, Staying Prepared


Enhanced Safety Measures on Campus

01:Restricted Entry & Exit Points

Several enhancements have been made to the Health & Safety measures that were already put in place immediately prior to the MCO period. Some of these measures on our campuses include:

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Restricted Entry & Exit Points

Only the following Entry & Exit points will be accessible:

  • Main Entrance at Level 1M (APU)
  • Main Atrium (APIIT) 

All lifts at Car Park levels will not be accessible at APU (Level 1 & Level 2), and the Cafeteria Level (Ground Floor) at APIIT.

*Please note that the Entry and Exit Points may be revised as needed.


02:Arrival at the Campus

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Mandatory Temperature Screening

All visitors, staff and students are required to go through the Thermal Scanners while entering the APU & APIIT campuses. Visitors / Staff / Students who were detected with high body temperature (above 37.5ºC) will be advised to seek medical treatment from the nearest medical centre and will NOT be allowed in the campus.

Thermal Scanning and Random Thermal Checks will be conducted throughout the day at various points on campus.

Thermal Scanning at all Entrances


STAY SAFE TOGETHER. DON'T PANIC - if you feel anxious or stressed, reach out to someone


Movement Tracing

All visitors, staff and students are required to Sign-In as they arrive at APU & APIIT Campuses. The records will be done via various methods below:

  • Staff & Students: Facial Recognition System & APSpace

All Staff & Students are required to record their presence at the Campus daily via APSpace, and complete a Health Declaration Form upon arrival.

  • Visitors: QR Code Scanning or Manual Recording

All visitors are required to fill in the Health Declaration Form at the entrance. The security guards will verify the submission before allowing entry.



Sanitisation & Use of Face Masks

You are encouraged to bring a pocket sanitiser and wear a face mask while you are at the campus. Hand sanitisers are available at the entry/exit points as well as in the offices and the service counters around the campus.


03:

Practice of Social Distancing

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Health and Safety - Our Priority

The seating arrangements at your classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria and other facilities have been re-arranged to conform to the principles of social distancing.

Markers & signages have been placed around the campus – while you are in a queue, kindly follow the floor markers to ensure a social distance with the people in front / behind of you.

Washrooms

Lifts



There is a maximum capacity for all washrooms at the campuses. Some wash basins have been deactivated to ensure social distancing between the users.



All lifts at APU & APIIT campuses have a maximum capacity of 4 persons per trip. Kindly follow the standing positions as indicated on the floor to maintain the social distance while in the lifts.

STAY SAFE TOGETHER. SEEK a BALANCE between your on-screen activities and off-screen moments

Cafeteria

 

Tables & chairs at the cafeteria have been re-arranged to accommodate a limited capacity. Kindly follow the markers on the tables and do not rearrange the tables / chairs while using the cafeteria.


Auditoriums, Classrooms & Lecture Halls

 

Our auditoriums will be operating at a limited capacity. Seats have been folded and blocked to ensure social distancing. Kindly do not remove the ribbons on the seats and sit according to the allocated arrangements while attending your classes.

Our classrooms and lecture halls will also be operating at a limited capacity. Tables & chairs in the classroom have been re-arranged for the face-to-face classes. Kindly follow the markers on the tables and do not rearrange the tables / chairs while you are attending your classes.

Engineering Labs

 

All engineering labs will be operating at limited capacity. Students who wish to use Engineering laboratories for research usage are required to make a booking prior to your visit. Some machineries may be disabled to limit the capacity within the labs – kindly refer to the Lab Assistants for guidance. While you are in the lab, please maintain a social distance at all times.

 

Computer Laboratories

All computer labs will be operating at a limited capacity. Students who wish to use Computer laboratories (after / before class hours) are required to make a booking prior to your visit. Some computers have been disabled to limit the capacity within the labs – kindly refer to the signages on the monitor screens or seek assistance from the Technical Assistants. While you are in the lab, please maintain a social distance at all times.

Design Studios and Workshops

 

All design studios and workshops will be operating in a limited capacity. While you are in the design studios and workshops, please maintain a social distance at all times.

 

Library

All seating areas, discussion rooms, sofas and reading zones have been rearranged to ensure social distancing. Kindly refer to the signages on the table / seats while using the Library. Please do not rearrange the tables / chairs / bean bags while using the Library.


04:

Regular Sanitisation at ALL Facilities

STAY SAFE TOGETHER. Enjoy your ME TIME - allocate moments to watch a movie, play a game or read a book everyday

All classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories and meeting rooms are sanitised daily, as well as after each usage. You may refer to the sanitisation schedule attached at the entrance / exit of the facility for more details. As part of our hygiene and cleanliness procedures, all door handles, lift buttons, tables, counter surfaces and other contact points are being sanitised regularly as well.

High Touch Surfaces Sanitised Frequently



Hand Sanitisers

We have installed automated hand sanitisers at the entrance/exits of classrooms on every level and every block of the campus, while bottled sanitisers are available at all service counters - Student Services, Admin, Faculty Offices, Bursary Services etc. Please sanitise your hands regularly, especially after touching the surfaces of common facilities, before eating and after using the washrooms.

Campus Connect Shuttle

Our Campus Connect shuttle buses are being sanitised regularly. Kindly refer to the signages and markers at the seats while boarding the shuttle buses. You are required to wear a face mask at all times while on-board the shuttle.


05:

On-Campus Support

STAY SAFE TOGETHER. Maintain a HEALTHY lifestyle - eat, sleep & exercise at regular times


Health and Well-being - APU's First Priority

During these unprecedented times, we are committed to ensuring a safe campus environment for our APU & APIIT community. We are a family of 12,000 - everyone is precious. Your health, wellbeing and safety is our priority.

Medical Support

 

If you are at campus, and you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, kindly visit the on-campus Oceana Clinic (located at Level 4) for medical treatment.

Mental Health Support

 

If you are feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or if you would like to seek help from someone, our Counselling Team is available to provide mental health support.

You may reach out to the counsellors by emailing them or setting up meetings using Microsoft Teams. Their contact details are as follows:


Emergency Contacts

Hotline: 03-8996 1000

Emergency Hotline: +6 017-379 1700 (7am - 7pm) | +6 017-238 1300 (7pm - 7am)

E-mailcovid-response@staffemail.apu.edu.my