COVID-19 Coronavirus – ANZA Update

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please check the MOH website for the most up-to-date guidelines. The safety of ANZA Members is our priority

26 March, 2020

**ALL ANZA ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

The safety of our community remains our highest priority and it’s imperative that we support the Singapore Government in their outstanding efforts to contain the transmission of COVID-19.

We advise all our members to continue to follow the measures outlined by MOH and MOM

Please follow the ANZA website and Facebook page for ANZA updates.

19 March, 2020

In Singapore, over the past three days, about 70 percent of new COVID-19 cases were imported, most of whom Singapore residents and long-term pass holders returning to Singapore after travel abroad. In view of the heightened risk of importation of COVID-19 cases into Singapore, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce will implement additional measures for all travellers entering Singapore.

Singaporeans advised to defer all travel abroad:

Singaporeans and Singapore residents are advised to defer all travel abroad immediately.  This supercedes the earlier advisory announced on 15 March to defer all non-essential travel abroad.

14-Day Stay-Home Notice for all travellers:

To  reduce the risk of further importation leading to community spread in Singapore, from midnight on 20 March all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Long Term Pass holders and short term visitors entering Singapore will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). They will have to provide proof of the place where they will serve out this period and will have to remain in their place of residence at all times.

As announced previously, short-term visitors with recent travel history to mainland China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea and Spain, are not allowed to enter or transit in Singapore.

For land crossings with Malaysia, there are already restrictions imposed by Malaysia under their Movement Control Order. The Singapore-Malaysia Special Working Committee  are discussing a joint mitigation plan to ensure the safe and sustainable movement of people, goods and services between the two countries.

The existing measures which apply to all inbound travellers, such as requiring those who exhibit fever and/or other symptoms of respiratory illness to undergo a COVID-19 swab test at the checkpoints, will continue to apply.

As Singapore’s measures will evolve according to the global situation, ANZA members should check the MOH website for the latest measures and updates.

The safety and wellbeing of ANZA members remains our highest priority, and ANZA will continue to follow the recommendations of the MOH in planning our future events and group meetings. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation, and we will send updates to our members as official alerts and updates are issued.

16 March, 2020

From 17 March 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).

In addition to the SHN requirement, all short-term visitors who are nationals of any ASEAN country will have to submit information on their health before their intended date of travel. The submission will have to be approved by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) before travel to Singapore.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will also introduce new measures for Foreign Domestic Workers entering Singapore. Please check the MOM website for details.

As previously announced, residents and long-term pass holders returning from mainland China (outside Hubei province, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Republic of Korea, and Spain will continue to be issued a 14-day SHN upon return to Singapore, while short-term visitors from these areas will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore.

All travellers entering Singapore and exhibiting fever and/or other symptoms of respiratory illness are required to undergo a COVID-19 swab test at the checkpoints, regardless of travel history.

Singaporeans and Singapore residents are advised to defer all non-essential travel abroad. This advisory will apply for 30 days, and will then be reviewed. This is to reduce the risk of Singaporeans and Singapore residents contracting COVID-19 infection while overseas.

Singaporeans and Singapore residents who have made plans to travel abroad during the March school holidays are advised to review their plans.

As Singapore’s measures will evolve according to the global situation, ANZA members should check the MOH website for the latest measures and updates.

The safety and wellbeing of ANZA members remains our highest priority, and ANZA will continue to follow the recommendations of the MOH in planning our future events and group meetings. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation, and we will send updates to our members as official alerts and updates are issued.

13 March, 2020

In light of the rapid spread of the virus across Europe, the Ministry of Health (MOH) advises Singaporeans and Singapore residents defer all non-essential travel to Italy, France, Spain and Germany. These countries have had very high numbers of cases and rates of increase. The existing advisory to defer all travel to Hubei province in mainland China, and non-essential travel to the rest of mainland China, Iran, Japan and the Republic of Korea, remains.

MOH also advise exercising caution when travelling to all countries affected by COVID-19, especially those with exported cases. These include our neighbouring countries, like Indonesia and the Philippines, and those further afield, like the United Kingdom and the United States. The global picture is evolving, and there could be other countries that may be affected.

Singaporeans and Singapore residents who have made plans to travel during the upcoming March school holidays are advised to review their plans, based on the latest advisory. All travellers will be subject to the travel measures imposed by their destination countries, and those imposed by Singapore upon their return home.

Singapore’s measures will evolve according to the global situation, please check the MOH website for the latest updates and advisories.

Border restrictions

Given the increase in imported cases from European countries, we are putting in place new border restrictions.

From 15 March 2020 all new visitors with recent travel history to Italy, France, Spain and Germany within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.

From 15 March 2020 the following groups will be issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN):

  • Residents (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) with recent travel history to Italy, France, Spain and Germany within the last 14 days; and
  • Long-term pass holders (including work passes, Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, and Long-term Visit Pass) with recent travel history to Italy, France, Spain and Germany within the last 14 days.
  • Persons under SHN will have to remain in their place of residence at all times for 14 days after returning to Singapore.

As previously announced, residents and long-term pass holders returning from mainland China, Iran, and the Republic of Korea will continue to be issued a 14-day SHN upon return to Singapore.

The safety and wellbeing of ANZA members remains our highest priority, and ANZA will continue to follow the recommendations of the MOH in planning our future events and group meetings.

We will continue to monitor the evolving situation, and we will send updates to our members as official alerts and updates are issued.

4 March, 2020

In view of the increased number of confirmed cases around the world – in particular in Iran, northern Italy, Japan and Republic of Korea – the Multi-Ministry Taskforce will put in place further precautionary measures to limit the risk that these affected regions may pose to Singapore, including additional precautions for outgoing and incoming travelers.

– Singaporeans are advised to defer all travel to Hubei Province and all non-essential travel to mainland China, Iran, northern Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

– From 4 March 2020, all new visitors with recent travel history to Iran, northern Italy or the Republic of Korea within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.

– From 4 March 2020, the following returning groups will be issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) to remain in their place of residence at all times for a 14-day period after returning to Singapore:

Residents (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) with recent travel history to Iran, northern Italy, or the Republic of Korea within the last 14 days; and

Long-term pass holders (including work passes, Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass and Long-term Visit Pass) with recent travel history to Iran, northern Italy or the Republic of Korea within the last 14 days.

For more information go to MOH

The safety and wellbeing of ANZA members remains our highest priority, and ANZA will continue to follow the recommendations of the MOH in planning our future events and group meetings.

We will continue to monitor the evolving situation, and we will send updates to our members as official alerts and updates are issued.

7 February, 2020

On Friday 7 February the DORSCON level for the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation in Singapore was raised to Orange. The ‘Disease Outbreak Response System Condition’ (DORSCON) is a colour-coded framework developed by the Ministry of Health (MOH). Please refer to the chart here for definitions. Be advised that this is not meant to cause alarm. These systems are put in place to ensure that we all remain vigilant and continue to keep our community safe. Please read the press release from MOH here.

The safety and wellbeing of ANZA members remains our highest priority, and ANZA will follow the recommendations of the MOH in planning our future events, sports and group meetings. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and send updates to our members as official alerts and updates are issued.

6 February, 2020

Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has provided an update for persons placed on a leave of absence due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCOV).

In line with this please be reminded ANZA requires that all members who have recently been in China and/or have cold like symptoms refrain from attending ANZA sports, interest groups and events for a period of 14 days until all potential symptoms of the coronavirus have passed.

The safety and wellbeing of ANZA members remains our highest priority, and ANZA will continue to follow the recommendations of the MOH in planning our future events and group meetings.

We will continue to monitor the evolving situation, and we will send updates to our members as official alerts and updates are issued.