UTP is close

Dear all,

I wish to inform all of you, in view of the Influenza-like Illness (ILI) among our students, we have decided to close the university beginning 3.00pm today, Friday, 31 July 2009 until 3.00pm, Thursday, 6 August 2009. All students (UG & PG) without symptoms of ILI are to leave the campus starting 3.00pm onwards and latest by at 12.00 noon, Saturday, 1 August 2009.

All academic activities will resume on Monday, 10 August 2009.

International students and students from Sabah and Sarawak can remain in campus. However, please note that you are not allowed to leave the campus during the above campus closure period.

Exit Instruction:

Students are encouraged to return home either by using public transport, own transportation or with parents/guardian. Please refer the ‘Home Assessment Tool’ provided by the Health Ministry as a guide to ensure your protection against H1N1. You can collect this at the Main Guard House.

Students with the ILI symptoms must undergo screening at the UTP Health Centre before returning home. If you are required to be quarantined you may only return home accompanied by parents/guardian. You must take all necessary precautions including wearing a face mask at all times. Please refer to the ‘Home Assessment Tool’ provided by the Health Ministry as guide for patient at home quarantine.

The university will provide buses to Medan Gopeng Bus Station starting 3.00pm today.

Please leave all your room keys with Residential College Office for disinfection purposes. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action/s.

Home Quarantine

While at home, students with ILI symptoms are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with public.

If you have ILI symptom, you are advised to seek medical assistance from the nearest government clinics/hospitals immediately.

You can return to the campus once you have fully recovered.

Upon Returning

Upon returning to the campus, students must undergo mandatory H1N1 screening at the Main Hall (8.00am – 5.00pm) prior to registering at the residential colleges.

Students who develop ILI symptoms upon returning to campus must report to the UTP Health Centre immediately.

Disciplinary action can be taken to students who do not comply with the required screening process.

All students are to adhere to the above returning schedule. However, you are allowed to return earlier if necessary.

Please refer to the e-Learning for updates. The university staff will be working as usual during the above period. If you require on the above matter, please contact relevant authorities.

Thank you.

Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Hj. Kasim
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Bandar Seri Iskandar
31750 Tronoh
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Tel : +605-368 8181
Fax: +605-368 8113
Email : zainaks@petronas.com.my