A Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requires Singapore residents, long-term pass holders (Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass) and foreign employees issued with a work pass to remain in their place of residence at all times for a 14-day period.
Anyone listed above who has visited the following countries:
Yes, if you and your child have travelled to any of the affected areas listed above you must inform the school. They can then provide the necessary assistance to facilitate your SHN.
No, if they do not have any symptoms, they will not need to see a doctor; they simply must complete the 14 days of self-quarantine before returning to school.
You must remain at home at all times during the 14-day period, not leaving even to buy food and essentials. You should minimise contact with others, avoid having visitors to your residence, and maintain a record of people you come into close contact with during this period.
The Ministry of Health requires you to monitor your health by doing twice daily temperature checks, and contacting a doctor if you have coughing and other symptoms.
You will receive text messages throughout the day, and you may get random phone calls or a house visit from the authorities. You will be asked to confirm that you are staying in your residence by giving a GPS update on your mobile phone; you may be asked to take photos of your surroundings to verify your location.
There are severe penalties for breaching a SHN. You may be prosecuted, have your work pass, Long-Term Visit Pass, Dependant’s Pass, or Student’s Pass revoked, or your child may be suspended or excluded from their school.
Although you can still live in the same room with anyone issued a SHN, you should reduce interaction and minimise contact with them.
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