education (children & youth)
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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.
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.
Preschool operators to provide fee offsets during circuit breaker period
Apr 6, 2020
DPM Heng Swee Keat has announced additional support for workers, businesses and households under the Solidarity Budget to help tide Singapore through the one month of COVID-19 major circuit breaker measures. Taking this into consideration, ECDA has required all preschool operators to provide parents offsets for 50% of their nett fees for one month, for Singaporean children not attending preschool during this one-month circuit breaker period.
Preschools and Student care centres to suspend general services
Apr 3, 2020
From 8 April 2020 to 4 May 2020, all
preschools will suspend general services and remain open only
to serve a limited group of parents who are unable to find alternative care
arrangements, such as those working in essential services like healthcare.
Statement on confirmed COVID-19 cases at PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan Blk 126
Mar 25, 2020
On 25 March 2020, 13 more centre staff, including teaching and non-teaching staff, tested positive for COVID-19. This is in addition to the Nursery 2 teacher who tested positive on 23 March.
Temporary Closure of PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Fengshan Blk 126
Mar 24, 2020
ECDA was informed on 23 March 2020 that a Nursery 2 teacher at PCF Sparkletots @ Fengshan Blk 126 tested positive for COVID-19.
Joint MOE-MSF statement on LOA for preschool and primary school children
Mar 24, 2020
In light of the recent spike in imported cases in Singapore, MOE and MSF will implement additional precautionary measures for preschool and primary school students, to protect our younger students.
Schools And Kindergartens To Re-Open With Enhanced Precautionary Measures
Mar 19, 2020
To further protect the education system, MOE, MSF and ECDA will implement additional precautionary measures over and above MOH’s measures. As some have travelled overseas during the March school holidays, we will issue a 14-day Leave of Absence (LOA) to students and staff of schools, preschools and student care centres who have been out of Singapore on or after 14 March, which is the start of the March school holidays.
Temporary Closure of MY World Preschool Ltd (52 Lengkok Bahru)
Mar 15, 2020
One of the new COVID-19 cases announced by MOH (Case 221) is a staff at MY World Preschool Ltd (52 Lengkok Bahru). She last attended the preschool on 13 March 2020.