Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
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.
Civil and Muslim Marriage Solemnizations and Registrations can be Conducted via Video Link During the COVID-19 Period
May 5, 2020
The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures for Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill was passed in Parliament on 5 May 2020 to allow civil and Muslim marriage solemnizations and registrations to be conducted using video link.
Additional COVID-19 support measures for all homes serving the elderly
May 2, 2020
The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social and Family Development will implement additional support measures for all homes serving the elderly to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure for staff and residents.