MSF has been stepping up precautions to protect our preschool community and other vulnerable groups.
Update as of 19 May:
Preschools and Early Intervention (EI) centres will start to reopen from 2 June 2020, to allow young children to continue learning and to support parents as they return to work. The centres will reopen in phases, emphasising safety and minimising the risk of transmission.
• Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2 children may return from 2 June 2020
• Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 children may return from 8 June 2020
• Infant Care and Playgroup children may return from 10 June 2020
EI centres providing the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) and centres on the Pilot for Private Intervention Providers (PPIP) scheme will also reopen from 2 June 2020 in phases, starting with in-person intervention for children with higher needs, or who are only attending EI centres.
You can find more details in our latest advisories and announcements.
Advisories for Preschools, SCCs, EIPIC and Parents
23 May 2020 - About 15,300 preschool staff tested negative so far from proactive testing
19 May 2020 - Phased Reopening of Preschools and Early Intervention Centres from 2 June 2020
30 April 2020 - Advisory to parents: Fee offset for extended circuit breaker period (5 May - 1 June)
Advisories for Residential and Community-based Facilities
For our frontline services (e.g. parenting & marriage support programmes), community based services (e.g. social service offices, disability centres and programmes), residential facilities (e.g. welfare and sheltered homes), and our social service programme partners (e.g. student care centres, pilot for private intervention providers, and early intervention programmes for infants & children).
26 May 2020 - Advisory on Residential and Community Facilities
26 May 2020 - Advisory on Essential Aid Distribution
24 Apr 2020 - Inter-Agency Advisory On Supporting Mental Well-Being of Workers Under COVID-19 Work Arrangements
Circular on Persons with Disabilities
Circular provides information on identifying and interacting with persons with intellectual disability/autism, hearing impairment or visual impairment to help them comply with the safe distancing measures and precautions that have been put in place.
19 May 2020 - Circular on identifying and interacting with persons with disabilities