COVID-19 Latest Updates

(Updated 16th July 2021)

EMCO in KL & Selangor will be lifted beginning 17th July 2021, and will reenter Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has reminded all students to remain at their current locations until further notice. U Residence & Ruemz will continue to support all residents who remain on-campus during this period. For residents currently outside of Taylor's Hostel that require a more conducive (and safe) environment for online learning, stay tuned for further updates.

Rest assured that resident life remains largely unaffected (refer here for Phase 1 SOPs - subject to further changes):
  • Live-in housemasters and in-house maintenance are on standby to provide support to residents.
  • Restaurants and convenient stores including Syopz Mall are still open for business.
  • Food and grocery delivery services (Grab, FoodPanda, HappyFresh, Tesco Online, etc.) as well as e-commerce are still available.
  • Food outlets, hypermarkets, and other essential businesses are may operate from 6am to 10pm latest.
  • Residents may only travel within 10km from Taylor’s Hostel, and must return to the hostel by 10.30pm
  • Police patrols and roadblocks
U Residence & Ruemz will remain in full operation and continue to provide residents a safe and conducive environment for learning. Rest assured that accessibility to food and necessities is unaffected, and we continue to enforce strict health and safety SOPs.

Please take note of the following important guidelines:
General Prevention

Guidelines for Visitors (Appointment Required)


To view the rest of our SOPs and guidelines, refer here.

For programme or exam-related matters, please contact Campus Central (+6011 5659 4221) at

All residents are strongly encouraged to adhere to all published SOPs, including wearing face masks, practising good personal hygiene, maintaining physical distancing and staying indoors as much as possible. Residents are also encouraged to contact Housemasters (+6012 511 7432 / 7942) or our Security Control Room (+6012 511 7164) for assistance at any time.

For other hostel-related enquiries, you may email to

For other local updates on COVID-19, please visit:
  • Malaysian National Defence Council’s official Facebook page here
  • Malaysian Ministry of Health’s official COVID-19 page here
  • Taylor’s University’s Facebook page here
  • Taylor’s College’s Facebook page here

(Updated 2nd July 2021)

The Malaysian government has announced that Selangor and some parts of Kuala Lumpur will undergo Enhanced Movement Control Order (FMCO) from 3rd to 16th July 2021.

(Updated 28th June 2021)

FMCO will be extended indefinitely until the situation improves.

(Updated 14th June 2021)

The Malaysian government has announced that the nation will undergo Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) effective until 28th June 2021.

(Updated 11th May 2021)

The government has announced  the Movement Control Order (CMCO) for the whole of Malaysia, which includes Selangor & Kuala Lumpur until 7th June 2021. 

(Updated 28th April 2021)

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for Selangor & Kuala Lumpur has been extended until 17th May 2021.

(Updated 31st March 2021)

The Malaysian government has extended the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for Selangor & Kuala Lumpur until 14th April 2021.

(Updated 17th March 2021)

CMCO for Selangor & Kuala Lumpur has been extended until 31st March 2021.

(Updated 7th March 2021)

The Malaysian government has announced the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) until 18th March 2021.

Hybrid learning is set to commence in March 2021 for selected programmes at Taylor’s University and Taylor’s College.

(Updated 19th February 2021)

The Movement Control Order (MCO) period has been extended to 4th Mar 2021 for Selangor & Kuala Lumpur.

(Updated 3rd February 2021)

The Malaysian government has announced the Movement Control Order (MCO) until 18th February 2021.

(Updated 22nd January 2020)

The Malaysian government has announced the Movement Control Order (MCO) until 4th February 2021
  • Existing and new local students are scheduled to return to campus from mid-February 2021, subject to further updates from the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
  • For more information, please refer to your respective programme office

(Updated 30th December 2020)
  • The Malaysian government has extended the Conditonal Movement Control Order (CMCO) until 14th January  2021
  • Existing and new international students (with the exception of students from the United Kingdom) are allowed to enter Malaysia from 1st January 2021
  • For more information, please refer to your respective programme office

(Updated 9th December 2020)

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in most of Selangor will continue until 20 December 2020. Students currently on-campus are advised by the National Safety Council (NSC) and Ministry of Health (MOH) to remain on-campus until the CMCO has been lifted, as well as avoid unnecessary travel in order to curb any further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

(Updated 10th November 2020)

The Malaysian government has announced on 7th November that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor and most states will continue for four more weeks, until 6 December 2020. 

Rest assured that Taylor’s Hostel (U Residence & Ruemz) will remain operational and continue to enforce strict health and safety SOPs during the extended CMCO period. Accessibility to food and necessities is also unaffected.

(Updated 27th October 2020)

The Malaysian government has announced on 26 October that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya has been extended till 9 November 2020.

(Updated 13th October 2020)

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 (CMCO) from midnight 14 October till 27 October 2020.

(Updated 30th June 2020)

We are excited to welcome our residents back soon to Taylor's Hostel, and have updated our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and social distancing guidelines to continue safeguarding their health and safety even after the lifting of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

On 18th March 2020, the Malaysian government announced the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of great uncertainty, our first priority was the health and welfare of our residents.

To date, there are NO confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Taylor’s Hostel and the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus. Rest assured, we are continuously updating our preventive measures to ensure it stays that way. 
Here are the actions we have been taking to prevent the spread of the virus and to support the wellbeing of our residents:
Resident Safety

1) 24/7 movement monitoring

  • To minimize movement and physical contact with others, residents are not allowed to leave the hostel, except for food or grocery runs. This is enforced through security checks at the hostel’s exit and entrance. Residents must declare the purpose of their travel, have their particulars recorded in a logbook, and must return within one-and-a-half hours.

2) Strict curfew

  • Residents are not allowed to leave the hostel premises between 8pm to 8am to prevent non-essential travel. 


3) Reduced physical contact with staff

  • Essential staff are on-site to assist students 24/7. However, in our effort to further reduce physical contact, housekeeping and cleaning will be focused on common areas within the hostel premises. Support can be requested remotely via phone call, WhatsApp and our online Resident Portal.

4) Free masks and hand sanitizers

  • Free surgical masks remain available free-of-charge for all residents and hand sanitizers are placed strategically in common areas.

5) Temperature screening at entrance

  • All residents and staff entering the hostel will undergo mandatory temperature screening.

Resident Wellbeing

1) Free meals for residents

  • As access to restaurants are limited during this period, Taylor’sHostel will provide free daily hot meals to residents during the Movement Control Order period.


2) Bi-weekly check-ins on residents

  • Twice a week, the Student Relations team will call each resident living in the hostel to check on their physical and mental wellbeing, and provide them necessary advice and support.

3) Virtual events and programmes

  • Physically apart but socially together. Residents are staying connected virtually via online platforms like Youtube Live, Zoom and Kast for movie marathons, games and more. New residents also took part in the interactive E-Orientation and gave the experience a two-thumbs up!


4) Daily news, tips and 24/7 live chat

  • A daily news roundup is provided via resident WhatsApp groups to help residents stay abreast with the latest developments in the country, along with tips to stay healthy and productive in their rooms. The WhatsApp group also offers residents a platform to chat, ask questions or seek support at any time, in the comfort of their own room. 


(Updated 17th March 2021)