Taylor’s University is closely monitoring the situation and responding to the measures taken to combat COVID-19 as quickly and responsibly as possible. As the situation continues to progress rapidly, our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, while ensuring learning continuity for students to complete their courses and graduate.
With the campus closure of all educational institutions enforced under the national Movement Control Order (MCO), we have taken decisive measures to ensure teaching and learning for all programmes will continue to be delivered as planned, as all activities will be conducted fully online. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed of additional measures.
3 JANUARY: ALL TEACHING AND LEARNING TO CONTINUE VIRTUALLY
Teaching and learning activities for all programmes at Taylor’s University and Taylor’s College will continue to be conducted virtually and are accessible via TIMeS. Hybrid learning (online and face-to-face learning) is set to commence in March 2021.
9 DECEMBER: CMCO EXTENDED TILL 20 DECEMBER; CAMPUS REMAINS CLOSED
The government has announced on 5 December that the Conditional Movement Control Order in most of Selangor will continue until 20 December 2020.
Following this announcement, the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus will remain closed for the duration stipulated above. All teaching and learning activities will continue online till the end of the year, or a date determined by the authorities.
9 NOVEMBER: CMCO EXTENDED FOR FOUR WEEKS; CAMPUS REMAINS CLOSED
The government has announced on 7 November that the Conditional Movement Control Order in Selangor and most states will continue for four more weeks, until 6 December 2020.
4 NOVEMBER: UPDATES REGARDING ENTRY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The Malaysian Immigration Department previously announced on 4 October that international students were required to postpone their entry until after 31 December 2020.
However, the Malaysian Immigration Department has issued a new directive on 18th October 2020 allowing existing international students to enter Malaysia to continue their studies
28 OCTOBER: EXISTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ALLOWED TO ENTER MALAYSIA, EXCEPT FROM RESTRICTED COUNTRIES
The Malaysian Immigration Department has issued a new directive on 18th October 2020 allowing existing international students to enter Malaysia to continue their studies.
27 OCTOBER: CAMPUS REMAINS CLOSED DURING EXTENDED CMCO IN SELANGOR
The government has announced on 26 October that the Conditional Movement Control Order in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya has been extended till 9 November 2020.
15 OCTOBER: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DISALLOWED ENTRY UNTIL 2021
In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, the Malaysian Immigration Department has announced on 4 October that international students are required to postpone their entry until after 31 December 2020.
13 OCTOBER: CAMPUS CLOSURE DUE TO CMCO IN SELANGOR
In light of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, the government has announced on 12 October that Selangor, KL and Putrajaya will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order from midnight 14 October till 27 October 2020.
7 OCTOBER: BLENDED LEARNING RESPONSE TO MOHE 2 OCT CIRCULAR
The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), in its circular dated 2 October 2020 has reminded all institutions, its students and staff to remain vigilant during their movement to campus as well as on-campus classes and activities.
2 OCTOBER: SOPS FOR RETURNEES FROM SABAH AND COVID-19 RED ZONES
In the light of the growing number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah, the Ministry of Higher Education has requested that Higher Education Institutions postpone face-to-face learning and registration for all new and existing students from Covid-19 red zones in the country.
30 SEPTEMBER: TAYLOR'S HOSTEL - STUDENT MOVEMENT PROCESSES POST MCO AS OF 29TH SEPT 2020
Taylor's University have updated our arrival SOPs in adherence to the Home Surveillance Orders (HSO) issued by KKM.
29 SEPTEMBER: NEW CAMPUS NORMS
At Taylor's, Your health and well-being is our highest priority.
7 SEPTEMBER: ENTRY RESTRICTIONS FOR STUDENTS FROM SELECTED COUNTRIES
The latest announcement made by Senior Minister (Security Cluster) states that all students from countries recording more than 150,000 cases of Covid-19, namely India, Indonesia, Philippines, United States, Brazil, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh, will not be allowed to enter Malaysia effective 7 September.
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25 AUGUST: TAYLOR'S HOSTEL REOPENS
In compliance with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Ministry of Health (MOH), Taylor’s Hostel has been approved to reopen and operate as normal. Check-ins will resume and we look forward to welcoming new and returning residents to Taylor’s Hostel soon.
17 AUGUST: CAMPUS TO REOPEN, AUTHORISED AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH MOH AND MOHE
The Taylor’s Lakeside Campus will reopen tomorrow Tuesday, 18 August. All teaching and learning activities including orientation will continue virtually for the week, while face-to-face activities will resume on Monday, 24 August.
I wish to reiterate that there are no cases reported on campus at this time.
I would like to thank everyone for abiding to all the changes in operations we have set forth to safeguard our students and staff.
For further assistance or information, you may contact Campus Central via Whatsapp at +6011 5699 3387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above all, stay safe and healthy.
Professor Michael Driscoll
Vice Chancellor and President
16 AUGUST: TEMPORARY CAMPUS CLOSURE, ALL LEARNING ACTIVITIES TO CONTINUE VIRTUALLY
A Taylor's University student is suspected to have contracted COVID-19; through a screening test done upon returning to his home country on Friday, 14 August. The student has been attending all his classes remotely via online hence limiting his movement on campus.
We wish to reiterate that there are no cases reported on campus at this time, and we will closely monitor the situation, in compliance with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher Education.
The Taylor’s Lakeside Campus will be temporarily closed from tomorrow Monday, 17 August. All teaching and learning activities for all programmes at Taylor’s University and Taylor’s College will continue to be conducted virtually, until further notice.
For further assistance or information, please reach out to Campus Central via Whatsapp at +6011 5699 3387 or email@example.com.
30 JULY: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)
Following the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) announcement of allowing new and current international students to return to Malaysia, MOHE has recently released Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be adhered by all international students entering Higher Education Institution (HEI) campuses.
10 JULY: TU AND TC WILL RESTART FACE TO FACE TEACHING FOR MOST STUDENTS
Taylor’s University and Taylor’s College will restart face to face teaching for most students at the Lakeside Campus from Monday 20 July 2020 onwards.
We are equally pleased that MOHE has announced that new and current international students have been allowed to return to Malaysia to attend classes on campus. However, they must register with EMGS before being permitted to enter Malaysia by the Immigration authorities.
To find out more information regarding to Lakeside Campus Reopening:
The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia has announced the phased opening of higher education institutions nationally, beginning with the 1st phase for the following categories of students: Post-graduate students under research mode, final semester or final year students, and students who experience difficulty in accessing online classes from home. For more, read here.
Our campus is open for education counselling, and our team is ready to assist you. During this period, we are adhering to strict guidelines including practising social distancing and temperature checks on premise. Schedule an appointment with us and we’ll take care of the rest.
10 MAY: EXTENDED - CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER
Our Prime Minister made the latest announcement that the current Conditional Movement Control Order will be extended for another four weeks until 9 June.
Students and staff members are advised to continue adhering to the regulations and advises by the Health Ministry to practice social distancing, ensure good personal hygiene practices and to take preventive measure to protect yourselves and loved ones.
2 MAY: CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER
Following from our Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's nationwide address, all colleges and higher learning institutions and universities are to remain closed under the Conditional Movement Control Order.
With this latest announcement, Taylor's Lakeside Campus will continue delivering teaching and learning for all programmes until further notice.
13 APRIL: TAYLOR'S FINANCIAL HARDSHIP FUND
To support our students during this challenging time, we have established the Taylor's Financial Hardship Fund to ensure learning continuity for students who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
Students seeking financial assistance can submit their applications online via the Taylor's Mobile App from 15 April (Wednesday) onwards.
In addition, we have also initiated an Instalment Payment Scheme to allow students the ability to defer payments until a later date in order to ease some of the financial burdens.
For more info, visit the Taylor's Financial Hardship Fund page.
10 APRIL: TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE CAMPUS WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Following the latest announcement made by the Prime Minister on the extension of the nationwide movement restrictions to 28 April (Tuesday), the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus will remain closed until further notice.
However, teaching and learning for all programmes commencing 13 April (Monday) including e-Orientation on 10 April (Friday) will continue to be delivered as planned, as all activities will be conducted fully online.
While we can resume Face to Face classes once the Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted, we understand that parents and students will want to continue their studies in a safe environment. We have decided that limited laboratory and studio-based classes will be held on campus after the MCO is lifted, while all lectures and tutorials will continue online in an engaged digital learning environment until 31 May (Sunday). This will ensure a minimum number of students on campus at a given time. These decisions, though difficult, were made with the aim to safeguard our students and staff and learning continuity as we move through the March 2020 semester.
Visualisation for Novel Coronavisrus (Covid-19). Fusion Medical Animation/Unsplash.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered strain of the coronavirus and can cause illnesses ranging in severity from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The infected individual with the COVID-19 virus will experience high body temperature (38 and above), develop cough and have mild to moderate respiratory illness. The coronavirus affects people of all ages but older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill from the virus.
To do your part to prevent and slow down transmission of the virus, be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, how it spreads and ways you can protect yourself and others. Safeguard yourself and others by maintaining good personal hygiene, including washing your hands frequently with soap or using an alcohol-based sanitiser and avoid touching your face.
We highly encourage all members of the Taylorian community to practice the following social distancing techniques:
World Health Organisation (WHO) provides explanation on the current situation and here are some helpful links to protect yourself:
To track the latest information on Coronavirus, you can also follow CoronaTracker site – where our Taylor’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are contributing research and information, to ensure only legitimate news are shared on the site.
For more information by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH), please visit www.moh.gov.my.
With the campus closure of all educational institutions enforced under the national Movement Control Order (MCO), e-Learning is undeniably the only teaching and learning option available, and we appreciate our students’ support and willingness to adapt to online learning. This decision aligns with our priority to protect the health and safety of our community and learning continuity. Check out E-Learning & Innovations for helpful resources and information.
We are continuously enhancing a wide range of student resources and services provided to meet students’ learning and support needs. Laboratory and studio-based classes for all critical skills will be held on campus after the MCO is lifted. This will help ensure students complete the semester as scheduled and their programme duration is not extended.
Effective 13 April (Monday) and until further notice:
A customised delivery and assessment plan are sent to all existing students which will come into effect from 13 April until 31 May from respective schools.
Taylor’s award-winning Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and learning innovations use multiple technologies and helps mitigate the risk of interruptions to daily teaching and learning activities caused by, but not limited to, the outbreak of diseases and other disasters. Since 2012, its e-Learning Innovations has won over 35 national and international awards.
Taylor’s award-winning Lecture Capture System, ReWIND has over 5000 recorded lectures which is available to students online. Students can to fast-forward, rewind, or skip to particular segments they desire, hence enabling them to learn in a self-directed and personalized manner, anytime, anywhere.
YouTube Live offers a more engaging and flexible learning environment at Taylor’s. These online synchronous sessions creates a sense of connection and accountability in learning that helps to overcome the disconnectedness in virtual learning.
The Lightboard is a clear whiteboard that enables lecturers to face “toward” students when explaining concept, diagram, model, process, etc. on the board. When using the Lightboard, lecturers write text on a glass that is brightly illuminated such that text is highly visible on the board.
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Anything regarding queries during MCO, you may also contact the 24 hours Operational Office HOTLINES by the Ministry of Higher Education on Covid-19: 03- 8870 6777 / 6949 / 6628 / 6623 / 6124
All the references of pass and visa in this information is based on the information stated in the FAQ related to the MCO Ministry of Home Affairs:
After the MCO ends and Malaysia opens its border to foreigners, what is the procedure of entering Malaysia? Do I still need to quarantine for 14 days?
Note: All information above is provided as a guide and reference. The information is subjected to change from time to time by the Malaysia government.
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The TMM team took up the initiative to design and mass produce face shields for front liners. As of 14th April 2020, they have raised sponsorship funds of up to RM139,498, produced over 20,000 face shields, over 21,000 Replacements, over 1400 Aerochambers, and over 50 isolation boxes.
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