Singapore’s circuit breaker measures announced came into effect on 7 April, 2020 and will last till 1st June, 2020. The government has advised the public to stay inside as much as possible, unless for essential services. That way, you’ll help decrease the rate of COVID-19 spread in Singapore and flatten the curve. But if you’re like most people, you might still have some uncertainties. What qualifies as an essential service? How often can you get out of your home? And what can you do to protect yourself and others? We have summarised all the dos and don’ts this circuit breaker period. Be sure to follow them strictly. Otherwise, the circuit breaker measures can be prolonged past May 5th. Do Circuit Breaker Measures Help And When Will They End? Self-distancing and the other circuit breaker measures have proven to halt down the spread. The truth is we need more time to understand how this virus works and how to stop it. Recent news shows us how little we understand about the COVID-19 spread. That’s why the best protection is voluntary isolation. The government has recently announced the extension of the circuit breaker till 1 June 2020, but we may still be asked to practice social distancing and thorough hygiene. What Are The Essential Services I Can Leave My House For? These services include essential needs that you can’t live without. We know some people can’t live without getting their nails done, but that doesn’t qualify as essential in this case. You can go out of your home to get groceries and medicine or take care of banking issues, but remember to: Order online because delivery people are trained in how to protect themselves. Try a variety of restaurants, bars, and hawkers markets with delicious meals and your favourite bottled cocktails. Get groceries for a few days. If you forgot a non-essential thing on your shopping list, such as soda, don’t go back for it. Use a mask and gloves when you’re going to supermarkets or using public transport. Don’t dawdle. Make a list at home and do your shopping quickly. What Happens To
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