Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Engaging Citizens On New Portal Providing Early Support To Couples Considering Divorce
Sep 25, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be conducting a series of engagements to consult citizens on content for a new online portal that will provide early support for couples, especially those with young children, who are considering divorce.
COVID-19 Support Grant Extended until 31 December 2020 to Continue Supporting Lower- to Middle-Income Employees
Sep 22, 2020
Extended applications for the COVID-19 Support Grant until 31 December 2020 to continue supporting lower- to middle-income employees.
Conversations on Women Development
Sep 20, 2020
From October 2020, the Government will be working with partners from the People and Private sectors, as well as youth organisations, to co-organise a series of "Conversations on Women Development".
Ministry of Social and Family Development's Addendum To The President's Address 2020
Aug 25, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development's Addendum to the President's Address 2020.
More than 53,000 preschoolers to give back to the community through 'Start Small Dream Big' movement
Jun 19, 2020
ECDA has launched the sixth edition of its President’s Challenge initiative, the ‘Start Small Dream Big’ movement, with more than 53,000 children from 950 preschools ready to embark on projects that contribute to the community.
Vast Majority Of Preschool Staff Tested Negative In Proactive Swabs; 12 Positive Cases Mostly From Past Infections
May 28, 2020
As at 26 May 2020, over 30,000 swab tests have been conducted. So far, 12 preschool staff have tested positive.
About 15,300 preschool staff tested negative so far from proactive testing
May 23, 2020
About 15,300 preschool staff, or more than 99% of all preschool staff who have undergone testing for COVID-19 infection so far, have tested negative.
Three confirmed COVID-19 cases detected from proactive testing
May 21, 2020
During the proactive testing of all preschool and Early Intervention staff, about 10,400 preschool staff so far have tested negative. Three preschool staff have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 infection.
Balancing Guidance with Enforcement Key to Continued Success of Probation Orders
May 21, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced in its Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) 2019 Annual Report that 538 new Probation Orders were issued in 2019. About 83 per cent of those placed on probation were below the age of 21.
Phased Reopening of Preschools and Early Intervention Centres from 2 June 2020
May 19, 2020
On 19 May 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce outlined plans to exit the Circuit Breaker measures on 1 June 2020. 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.