In line with Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) of the government's increased efforts to reduce the growing cases of Covid-19, tighter restrictions will be imposed from Sunday (May 16) to Sunday, June 13. The new rules will affect all international/private schools, MOE Kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, Special Education (SPED) schools, junior colleges, Millennia Institute and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL).
Private tuition and enrichment centres can continue operating but are encouraged to switch to online lessons.
Education Minister Lawrence Wong announced the new restrictions at a press conference on Friday. He also commented on the recent Covid19 cases among students at some local schools, saying that there is no evidence of Covid-19 transmission within schools.
Mr Wong said:
“We’ve had a few of such cases where children, students in schools, have been infected. Till now, all of these infections have taken place outside of the school setting.”
Other social distancing measures announced in Phase 2 include:
Social gatherings are limited to two people; everyone is advised to work from home, if possible; and no dining is allowed at restaurants abs hawker centres.