I refer to the article, "No need to ask employees with Covid-19 for medical certificate: Tan See Leng" (Feb 23).
Manpower Minister Tan See Leng appealed to employers to not request medical certificates from workers who test positive for Covid-19.
Does this advisory apply to schools?
From what I understand, a medical certificate (MC) is necessary as long as the student is absent from school.
What happens if a student who previously tested positive then tests negative, but has minor symptoms like a runny nose - does he need to produce an MC to stay away from school?
When I asked my children's teachers on the exact protocol to follow, the most common response was: "I am not sure, because the rules keep changing. The safest thing to do is to just go and get the MC."
This is a grey area the authorities need to clarify.