[Updated 13 October 2022]

Given the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the community, visitor safe management measures at all hospital wards1 and residential care homes will be tightened for four weeks from 14 October 2022 to 10 November 2022.


Number of visitors

  • 2 pre-designated visitors per patient
  • 1 visitor at the bedside each time             
  • 4 pre-designated visitors per resident
  • 1 visitor may visit each time             
 Visit duration
  • Limited to 30 mins
  • In exceptional situations2, visitors may be allowed to stay beyond 30 minutes
  • Limited to 30 mins

All visitors are:

  • Encouraged to self-test ART negative on the day of visit.
  • Refrain from visiting if they are feeling unwell.
  • Don face masks with good filtration capability at all times when on premises.
  • Not allowed to eat or drink on premises, or use toilets designated for patients/residents.
  • To avoid sitting on patients’/residents’ beds.

Hospitals and Homes have the discretion to impose stricter visitor limits or testing requirements for visitors or vulnerable or unvaccinated patients/residents. 

For more information, refer to MOH’s press release

[1] Including public acute hospitals, community hospitals and private hospitals. 

[2] In exceptional situations, such as for critically ill patients, paediatric patients, birthing or post-partum mothers, and for patients requiring additional care support, visitors may be allowed to stay beyond 30 minutes on a case-by-case basis at the hospitals' discretion.



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