COVID-19 - UPDATED ADVISORIES
We have received official advisories on COVID-19 measures:
1) In-person visits only for fully vaccinated persons (i.e. with the resident and visitor must be fully vaccinated).
2) All visitors must produce a verifiable, negative ART result obtained within 24 hours before visiting.
3) Up to 4 visitors per resident may be pre-designated, with only one pre-designated visitor allowed to enter the Home at any one time with precautions in place:
Visits are to be scheduled in advance;
Visitors must wear masks at all times during the duration of the visit and adhere to safe management measures (e.g. maintain 1 metre distance from resident, enforce hand hygiene protocols before entering and leaving the visitation area);
Visit duration shall be limited to 30 minutes or less in designated areas.
All other SASCO centres shall continue operations as usual but with the heightened measures accordingly.
Together, we will keep our Seniors, Staff and Community safe.
Enhanced Precautionary Measures for Residential and Community-based
Facilities Amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
(This advisory summarises all relevant measures from all COVID-19-related advisories issued by MSF to date.)
A. NEW MEASURES
It has been one month since the emergence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Given the uncertainty around Omicron’s characteristics, we had initially adopted a more cautious risk containment approach. This strategy was effective in delaying the introduction of the variant into our community and slowing local spread. It bought us valuable time to learn about its nature and behaviour based on overseas and local data. The following measures will take effect from 27 December 2021 until further notice, unless specified otherwise. Please refer to MOH’s website for more details.