[Updated as of 1 Oct] Community Treatment Facility will now be known as COVID-19 Treatment Facility.

The recent exponential rise in COVID-19 cases from end of August 2021 has put a strain on Singapore’s healthcare system.

Singapore will thus be extending our community safe management measures until the healthcare and response capacity have stabilised further.

Right-siting patients for appropriate care

Here is a summary of the most appropriate care management protocol for different groups of individuals.

Safe management measures for stabilisation phase

Singapore entered the Stabilisation Phase on 27 September to slow the rate of transmission and protect our healthcare system. However, given the continuing pressures on the healthcare system, the Stabilisation Phase will be extended from 25 October through 21 November 2021.

The MTF will review the measures two weeks after this extension and adjust these based on the community situation.

Targeted support measures

The Government will extend the support measures in place, to tide affected businesses and individuals over the extended Stabilisation Phase from 25 October to 21 November 2021.

The Jobs Support Scheme support will be extended at 25% for sectors significantly affected by the tightened measures. These include F&B, retail, cinemas, museums, art galleries, historical sites, family entertainment, tourism, gyms and fitness studios, and performing arts and arts education.

Summary of the enhancements to Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) for affected sectors:

  • The Government will provide a 0.5-month rental waiver for qualifying tenants on Government-owned commercial properties
  • Cooked food and market stallholders in centres managed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) or NEA-appointed vendors will receive a 0.5 month rental waiver
  • To support taxi and private hire car drivers, COVID-19 Driver Relief Fund payout will be extended, at $10 and $5 per vehicle per day in November and December respectively.

 

Protecting our vulnerable groups

All individuals are encouraged to practise social responsibility to abide by the prevailing safe management measures, test regularly and seek medical treatment if feeling unwell.

For more information, please refer to MOH's press release.

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