People's Association suspends all senior-centric activities at CCs & RCs as Covid-19 lurking around corner

Affected participants can contact their respective CCs and RCs if they have any further queries.

Zhangxin Zheng| March 10, 07:04 PM

The SAFRA Jurong cluster has expanded to 36 Covid-19 patients as of March 9 evening.

It is currently the biggest Covid-19 cluster in Singapore and the mass infection was likely caused by senior participants who attended the private function in SAFRA Jurong in February and continued their daily routine despite feeling unwell.

Some of them are also participants of the People's Association (PA) activities organised by Community Centres/ Clubs (CCs) and Residents' Committee Centres (RCs).

To curb the spread of Covid-19, the People's Association has announced on March 10 that all relevant courses, activities and interest groups will be suspended from now on.

These include classes and activities on music, drama and dance, various exercises, basic IT and smartphone skills.

In total, 2,600 classes and 11,000 interest group activities, as well as 290,000 non-unique participants, will be affected.

Affected participants can contact their respective CCs and RCs if they have any further queries.

The suspension which lasts for 14 days will apply to senior-centric activities organised by other government agencies as well, such as Senior Activity Centres, Active Ageing Hubs, CREST centres, Health Promotion Board and ActiveSG sport centres.

Stepping up precautionary measures for other activities

PA also added that more precautionary measures will be taken in view of the Covid-19 situation.

Adding on to temperature taking as well as health and travel advisories, PA will reduce the number of participants per activity as well as adjust the rigour of activities to minimise contact and exertion.

The duration of ongoing activities will be shortened as well.

Equipment used will also sanitised more frequently at all CCs.

Top photos via People's Association Facebook