Start of Circuit Breaker in Singapore – 7th April 2020

Today, on 7th April 2020, marks the start of an eventful day and a month (hopefully) ahead in Singapore. This marks the start of circuit breaker in Singapore, from 7th April 2020 till at least 4th May 2020 (hopefully). they are new stricter measures announced by the Singapore government to curb the spread of Covid-19.

If you are living in Singapore and haven’t heard of this circuit breaker announcement (I don’t know which planet are you on), this is the time to stand up, listen and take note of the new stricter measures in place.

Circuit Breaker – In a nutshell, it’s closure of non-essential services

Most workplaces to close (7th April to 4th May)

No dining in at eateries, only takeaway or deliver (7th April to 4th May)

Schools are shifting to full home-based learning (8th April to 4th May)

All attractions, theme parks, museums and casinos will be closed. As for sports facilities such as public swimming pools and gyms, they will also be closed. (7th April to 4th May)

Advice to public: Stay at home

For more information and details on what you can and cannot do during this Circuit Breaker period, check out the  news links below:

Straits Times: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/singapore-to-shut-workplaces-and-schools-to-curb-spike-in-virus-cases

Today Online: https://www.todayonline.com/8days/seeanddo/thingstodo/circuit-breaker-measures-stem-spread-covid-19-heres-what-you-need-know

CNA: https://www.todayonline.com/8days/seeanddo/thingstodo/circuit-breaker-measures-stem-spread-covid-19-heres-what-you-need-know

Stomp: https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/covid-19-circuit-breaker-measures-what-you-can-and-cannot-do-for-the-next-one-month

CONSOLIDATED LINKS FOR COVID19 BATTLE

?Gov.sg Whatsapp Subscription

Local: go.gov.sg/whatsapp

Overseas: go.gov.sg/whatsapp-overseas

? To find a PHPC clinic

www.phpc.gov.sg

? To find where to collect mask

www.maskgowhere.gov.sg

? Covid19 online symptom checker

www.sgcovidcheck.com

? If you are feeling chest pain/breathless/gasping for air, or any other emergency concerns, pls call 995 immediately! Don’t bother to check online by symptoms.

? TraceTogether for Mobile

www.tracetogether.gov.sg

? SG United Jobs Portal

www.sgunitedjobs.gov.sg 

?To check how crowded malls are before going

www.spaceout.gov.sg

?To check how crowded parks are before going

safedistparks.nparks.gov.sg

?Stay home as much as you can, minimise going out to malls or parks unnecessarily

? Businesses to apply exemption for circuit breaker period

covid.gobusiness.gov.sg

(Thanks to the person who did the consolidated links for Covid-19 battle)

This is going to be a difficult time for all of us here in Singapore. Let’s stay calm, don’t rush down to the supermarkets and hoard items, daily necessities. Remember to practice safe social distancing and good personal hygiene. Wear a mask if you have to go out. Keep a safe distance if you are going to the parks for your exercises and keeping fit.

#Singapore #circuitbreaker is starting today on Tuesday 7th April, while I have been working from home for past few weeks, I am also adapting to the additional measures being announced. We all need to be #SGUnited #SGTogether and make it work. Let’s don’t let this circuit breaker extend beyond this period!