COVID-19 Coronavirus Advisory

Last updated 05 April 2020

The Chamber is following the latest advice from the Ministry of Health, Enterprise Singapore and the Embassy of France in Singapore regarding the developing COVID-19 situation. If you are planning to visit our office and have been in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Iran, Korea and China within the past 14 days, or are placed on a Leave of Absence (LOA), we seek your cooperation to reschedule or arrange a conference call.

Regarding our events: As a precautionary measure, we would like all attendees to fill up a simple questionnaire onsite upon check-in.  The information collected will be kept strictly confidential and used for contact tracing purpose only. If you have been placed on a Leave of Absence (LOA), we advise you not to attend the event.

If you have any queries, please contact us directly.


Update On The COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019) Local Situation In Singapore

(Extracted Version)

+ To protect Singaporeans and further ring fence the risk of community transmission from imported cases, all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders returning from ASEAN countries, France, India and Switzerland from 5 April 2020, 2359 hours will be required to serve a 14-day self-isolation at dedicated Stay-Home Notice (SHN) facilities. This arrangement will continue to apply to returnees from the UK and US.  Source

Services that Remain Open to Support Daily Needs : From 7 April 2020, all restaurants, hawker centres, coffeeshops, food courts and other food and beverage outlets will remain open only for takeaway or delivery.

Supermarkets, convenience stores, grocery retailers, wholesale markets and wet markets will remain open. The public can be assured of the continued availability of food items.

For the list of essential services exempted from suspension, please see this chart: . Please refer to for the latest and most updated list of essential activities that will be allowed to continue to operate.

Closure of Workplace Premises: Employers that are able to continue to operate their businesses (in limited or full capacity) with their employees working from home should continue to do so. 

Except for those allowed to commute for work, Singapore residents and foreign workers should remain largely within their place of residence. They can still go out to buy meals or other essentials, or procure essential services, but should otherwise minimise the time they spend outside.

Full Home-Based Learning for Schools: From 8 April 2020 to 4 May 2020, schools and institutes of higher learning will shift to full home-based learning, while preschool and student care centres will suspend services. Private education institutions should also move to home-based learning, or suspend classes otherwise. 

+ Support for Businesses and Households: The Government will announce added support for households and businesses on 6 April 2020, on top of what was provided in the earlier Budgets to tide them over the next month. 




Precautionary Measures Announced By the Ministry of Health:

31 March 2020 - MAS and Financial Industry to Support Individuals and SMEs Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

31 March 2020 - Remarks by Minister Lawrence Wong, Co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19, at Press Conference on COVID-19 at National Press Centre on 31 March 2020

24 March 2020 - Further Measures to Help Companies Cope with COVID-19 Situation

24 March 2020 - MOH: Safe Distancing Measures for the General Population, Enhanced Precautions for UK/US Returnees

23 March 2020 - All Travellers Arriving In Singapore From 27 March 2020, 0900 Hours, Must Submit Health Declaration Via The SG Arrival Card E-Service

20 March 2020 - MOH: All events and gatherings with 250 or more participants in attendance at any one time must be suspended

20 March 2020 - Companies Encouraged to Impose Leave of Absence for Employees Returning Between 14 And 20 March 2020

18 March 2020 - Singaporeans advised to defer all travel abroad, 14-Day Stay-Home Notice for all travellers

15 March 2020 -  From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all travellers (including Singapore Residents, Long Term Pass holders, and short-term visitors) entering Singapore with recent travel history to ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom within the last 14 days will be issued with a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

13 March 2020 - Travel advisory regarding Italy, France, Spain and Germany, and new social distancing measures






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