Visits to residential care homes for the elderly in S'pore to resume on June 21

Those wishing to visit their loved ones in residential care homes are required to be tested onsite with negative results prior to entry.

Fiona Tan | June 18, 2021, 03:32 PM

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Physical visits to residential care homes serving the elderly in Singapore can resume from June 21, 2021.

This was announced in a press release by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on June 18.

Physical visits to homes

Those wishing to visit residential care homes are required to take Fast and Easy Tests (FET) onsite and test negative prior to entry.

Antigen rapid tests (ART) will be used within the residential care homes.

However, MOH said the resumption of visits depends on each residential care home.

This is because some may require more time to put in place the necessary procedures for ART and will only be able to resume visits at a later date.

Others may start off with a smaller number of visitors to allow them to stabilise their operational processes before accommodating a larger number of visits.

Visitors should continue to schedule visits with the residential care home ahead of time, and take into consideration the added time required to complete the ART.

MOH had previously announced that all physical visitation in residential care homes serving elderly will be suspended from June 5 to 20, 2021.

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