Precautionary measures for seniors
MOH releases advisory for seniors, as well as for family members and caregivers of seniors.
Good personal and environmental hygiene:
• Wash hands with soap and water frequently.
• Avoid touching your face, in particular your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Maintain good ventilation in your home.
• Do not go out if you are feeling unwell, except to see a doctor. If you are unwell with fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or runny nose, put on a mask and seek medical attention from the nearest GP or Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) immediately, regardless of the severity of symptoms.
If going out:
• Stay outdoors or in well-ventilated areas, rather than indoors.
• Keep a safe distance from others.
• Avoid mingling in large groups and crowded places.
• Avoid sharing food and cutlery.
More home-based activities:
• Engage in TV-based or online-based activities.
• Explore tele-commuting possibilities with your employer (if applicable).
• Explore having essential supplies, e.g. food, groceries and medication delivered to your doorstep if necessary.
• Reduce social gatherings at home or visiting others in groups.
For family members and caregivers of seniors
• When visiting seniors or coming home to seniors, wash hands with soap and water.
• Do not share food or cutlery with seniors.
• Ensure that seniors’ homes are clean and well-ventilated.
• If seniors have fever or respiratory symptoms, regardless of severity, bring them to seek immediate medical care at the nearest PHPC.
• If you are unwell, refrain from interacting with seniors and seek medical care.
• If you are returning from overseas, refrain from interacting with seniors for a 14-day period.