Circuit Breaker Updates : What you can or cannot do this long weekend



Circuit Breaker had started since Apr 7.


In a short span of 3 days, several new measures are implemented. With an alarming 535 cases confirmed since the start of the Circuit Breakers and the continued defiance to the current measures implemented, a slew of measures was introduced overnight to rein in the habits of Singapore residents to curb the spread.

The bottom line is to STAY HOME this weekend. Unless it is for essentials or medical needs, there are no reason for you to head out to the malls, parks or friends or family houses. If you are heading out for essentials, WEAR A MASK.



Here are the measures were taken over the past days on Circuit Breakers


Apr 6: Close Most Workplaces 
The initial measure was to close most workplaces with the essential services exempted as shown below. All other non-essential businesses are to implement Work From Home (WFH) if possible.
Source MTI

Apr 6: Restriction of Movement

  • Stay at home as much as Possible
  • Gathering to confine to household
  • Avoid visiting extended family.
  • Go out only for essential thing

            -For work in essential service
           -Buy Food in the market or take out from hawkers and restaurants
           - Exercise in the neighbourhood park


Apr 7: Home Base Learning (HBL)
HBL to start for students from schools and higher institution from Apr 7
Preschool and student care centres will be close but will provide limited services for children and parents who are in essential service
Mid-year school exams to be cancelled

APR 7: COVID19 (Temporary Measures ) Act 2020
Source: Gov.sg
In summary, you can only leave your place of residence for the following reasons
  1. To work for or with an essential service provider, specified schools or early childhood development centres
  2. To send your child to childcare if you and your spouse work for an essential service provider
  3. To get essential goods and services like buying groceries, cutting hair or doing laundry
  4. To exercise alone or with others you live with in green or open spaces
  5. To seek medical help for suspected COVID-19 infection or other urgent treatment
  6. To provide assistance to seniors (60 years and above) or individuals with physical or mental disability
  7. To seek or render help in an emergency
  8. To comply with the law (eg. court order)
  9. To report for National Service
  10. To move house
  11. To leave Singapore


Apr 9: Fines and Prosecution for repeated Circuit Breaker Offenders

 



First Offenders will get a stern warning letter
Second Offenders will get fine of $300
Third Offenders will be charged in court with possible jail terms.

Fine is up to $10000 or jail term at 6 months or both

So keep your safe distancing measures. Do not head out to meet friends or exercise in groups.



APR 9:  Parents are not allowed to drop children off daily at Grandparents' place

Parents will no longer be allowed to drop their children off at Grandparents place on a daily basis.
For parents on essential service, they can place children in childcare centres. Case by Case request can be considered but only for essential services.

Visiting elderly parents who live alone to help with daily needs will still be allowed with minimum interactions.


Apr 9 :  Open Air Stadiums to Close



Open-air stadiums to close as people continued to exercise in groups. Driving to exercise is discouraged. 


APR 9: No visitors for patients in hospitals except in certain cases
Photo L Aqil Haziq Mahmud

All visitations are not allowed except for the following by one caregiver at a time, on compassionate grounds or where it is essential for the well-being of the patient
This includes
  • In patients who are critically ill;
  • Paediatric inpatients or special needs inpatients;
  • Palliative inpatients;
  • Inpatients lacking mental capacity;
  • Non-ambulatory or elderly inpatients ready for discharge, whose caregiver needs to be trained to give care at home;
  • Pregnant women admitted for delivery of babies.

APR 9: Elevated Safe Distancing Measure on Public Transport
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All trains, trains stations, buses, bus interchanges, bus stops will be marked with safe distancing stickers. Commuters should adhere to the spaces that are demarcated.


Apr 9 : All 20 polyclinics and some GP can now perform Coronavirus Swab Test

All 20 polyclinics, 33 clinics under the Parkway Shenton chains and 21 GP Clinics approved by MOH and 11 GP under Raffles Medial Group for such tests.



APR 10: Crowd Management measures
Additional crowd control measures will be put in place in popular markets. Partons to maintain a 1 metre separation. Crowd control to be implemented.

  1. Tiong Bahru Market
  2. Bukit Timah Market
  3. Tanglin Halt Market
  4. Geylang Serai Market
  5. Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre
  6. North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre
  7. Beo Crescent Market
  8. Kallang Estate Market
  9. Blk 409 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  10. Blk 505 Jurong West St 52
  11. Blk 13/14 Haig Road
  12. Blk 4A Eunos Crescent
  13. Blk 104/105 Yishun Ring Road
  14. Blk 137 Tampines St 11
  15. Blk 630 Bedok Reservoir Rd
  16. Blk 209 Hougang St 21
  17. Blk 453A Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  18. Blk 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  19. Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
  20. Blk 341 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  21. Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road
  22. Blk 29 Bendemeer Road
  23. Blk 49 Sims Place
  24. Blk 254 Jurong East St 24
  25. Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3
  26. Blk 50A Marine Terrace
  27. Blk 160/162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
  28. Blk 115 Bukit Merah View
  29. Blk 726 Clementi St 2
  30. Blk 79 Redhill Lane
  31. Blk 105 Hougang Ave 1
  32. Blk 16 Bedok South Rd
  33. Blk 216 Bedok North St 1
  34. Blk 58 New Upp Changi Rd
  35. Blk 335 Smith Street
  36. Blk 347 Jurong East Ave 1
  37. Blk 20/21 Marsiling Lane
  38. Blk 665 Buffalo Road
  39. Blk 221 A/B Boon Lay Place
  40. Blk 127 Toa Payoh Lor 1
Source: Gov Gazette

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