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STAY-HOME NOTICE (SHN)        


1. The Government of Singapore requires you to remain in your place of residence at all times for a 14-day period, under the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) measure, if you are returning to Singapore from 4 March 2020, 2359 hrs and belong to either of the following groups:

a. Singapore residents (i.e. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) with travel history to mainland China (outside of Hubei1), South Korea, Iran or Northern Italy² in the last 14 days; and

b. Long-term pass holders (i.e. Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass) and foreign employees issued with a work pass 3 with travel history to mainland China (outside of Hubei1), South Korea, Iran or Northern Italy² in the last 14 days.

 

2        This is a precautionary measure taken to minimise the risk of additional imported cases of COVID-19. The SHN period will commence from the day of your return to Singaporeā“. During this period, you are required to comply with the requirements in Annex A.

 

  1.         If you have children/wards under 18 years of age travelling with you, you are required to ensure that they also comply with the SHN. If your child/ward travelling with you is a full-time student attending a preschool, school or other educational institution in Singapore, please contact the preschool, school or institution to inform them that your child/ward is required to comply with the SHN at your designated residence.

 

  1.         The Government of Singapore will conduct checks to ensure that you comply with the SHN. If you fail to comply with the SHN, you may face the following penalties, as you have put the well-being of the wider community at risk:

a. You may be prosecuted under Section 21A of the Infectious Diseases Act5;

b. If you are a Singapore Permanent Resident, Long-Term Visit Pass holder, Dependant’s Pass holder or Student’s Pass holder, your Re-Entry Permit or passes may be revoked or the validity shortened;

c. If you are a foreign employee issued with a work pass, your work pass may be revoked. This is because the SHN is imposed on you pursuant to Section 7(4)(a) of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act6; and

d. If your child/ward is a full-time student attending a preschool, school or other educational institution in Singapore, your child/ward might be subjected to disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal. For foreign students, this may include the cancellation of your child/ward’s Student’s Pass or Dependant’s Pass.

 

  1.         If you require general assistance during the SHN period:

a. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents may call the ComCare Hotline at 1800-2220000;

b. Long-Term Visit Pass holders may call the LTVP hotline at 63448222;

c. Foreign employees issued with a work pass should call their employers. If the employer fails to provide assistance, please email the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) at mom_qops@mom.gov.sg; and

d. Students studying in Ministry of Education (MOE) schools, Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics, autonomous universities or private education institutions may call their schools. Parents/guardians of preschool

children may call the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) at 67359213.

 

  1.         If you require medical attention during the SHN period:

a. For life-threatening cases such as cardiac arrest, active seizures, breathlessness, major traumas and stroke, please call 995 directly for assistance; and

b. For non-emergencies (such as cough or fever, follow-up visits for chronic conditions, refilling of prescription, etc.):

  1. For Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Visit Pass holders, you may contact the People’s Association (PA) at 63448222.
    PA will assist you to make the necessary arrangements with the 
    nearest Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) or GP clinic, or to arrange for a house call by a GP (for those with mobility issues). Please inform the staff and doctor of your travel history and that you have been issued a SHN;
  2. For students/preschool children, you can seek assistance from Your school or MOE/ECDA; and
  3. For foreign employees issued with a work pass, you should contact your employer.

 

  1.         Please provide your personal particulars, including all children/wards under 18 years old travelling with you at Annex B, and submit the completed Annex B to the ICA Duty Officer. All adult members should submit their own completed Annex B forms. For general information about SHN, please refer to the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s website at https://www.moh.gov.sg.
  2. Thank you.

 

 

 

Annex A

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN ON STAY-HOME NOTICE

 

1. You must remain in your place of residence at all times during the 14-day period. Do not leave your residence, even if it is to purchase food and essentials. If necessary, you may opt for home delivery services or enlist the assistance of others for your daily necessities.

 

2. You should minimise contact with others, and avoid having visitors to your residence. You should maintain a record of persons you come into close contact with during this period.

 

3. The Singapore Government agencies (MOE, ECDA, MOM and ICA) may contact you through multiple platforms including phone calls, WhatsApp or Short Message Service (SMS). When contacted, you must respond within one hour.

 

CHECK FOR SYMPTOMS

4. Monitor your health closely, i.e. twice daily for fever (i.e. 38°C) and respiratory symptoms such as cough and breathlessness.

 

OBSERVE GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE

5. Maintain good personal hygiene, including regular hand washing with soap and water. Flush the toilet after use, and wash your hands before and after handling food or eating, and after going to the toilet.

 

6. Do not touch your face.

 

7. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

 

8. Maintain good indoor ventilation.

 

9. Carry out frequent cleaning of your place of residence.

 

10. Do not share food, crockery, utensils and other personal hygiene items.