Home learning will be extended by one day until October 7: MTF
SINGAPORE – Working from home will be the default for employees who will be able to work from home from September 27 to October 24, the multi-ministerial working group said on Friday (September 24).
During this period, the 10-day instant work-from-home scheme will be suspended.
“There shouldn’t be a cross-deployment of workers on multiple sites for those who have to go to the sites to work. Social gatherings in the workplace will continue to be banned, ”the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement.
Employers should continue to implement flexible working hours and stagger the start times of employees returning to the workplace.
During this time, the Home Learning Period (HBL) will be extended by one day until October 7.
Previously, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that the HBL would be implemented for all primary and special education schools (SPED) from September 27 to October 6 to better protect young children who are not still medically eligible for vaccination.
Primary 6 students will take a study break before the primary school leaving exams (PSLE) from September 25 to 29.
“As an added precaution, the HBL period will now be extended until October 7, 2021, so that students can continue to stay at home for the remainder of the week,” the health ministry said in a statement.
Event sizes and capacity limits for congregational and other worship services, cinemas, MICE, live performances, and spectator sporting events will remain up to 1,000 attendees if all are fully immunized. Otherwise, only a maximum of 50 participants will be allowed without pre-event testing (PET).
The concession for children 12 and under, who cannot yet be vaccinated, will apply for these events. These children can be included in a group of up to two people if the child belongs to the same household.
Wedding celebrations can continue, seated in groups of no more than two people, if all are fully immunized. Home celebrations will continue to be permitted with a maximum of 10 participants. Otherwise, only a maximum of 50 participants will be allowed without a PET.
“We recognize that married couples have faced significant uncertainties in recent months. Therefore, as a special concession, wedding receptions may be allowed to continue with up to 250 participants if all are fully immunized, and with a group of no more than 5 per table, ”the health ministry said. .
All wedding guests must adhere to security management measures. Given their greater vulnerability, unvaccinated people and the elderly are discouraged from attending such events, as PET only reduces their risk to others but not the risk to themselves, added the Ministry of Health.
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