- The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 19 May 2020 that Singapore will exit the Circuit Breaker when it ends on 1 June 2020, and there will be a controlled approach to resume activities safely over three phrases. In line with this, the Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC), in consultation with Ministry of Health (MOH), will allow the phased resumption of first aid training and life support courses, as summarised in Table 1 below.
Table 1. Phased resumption of Life Support and First Aid training in post Circuit Breaker period
|Phase||Training may resume for the following:|
|Phase 1 (“Safe Opening”)||From 2nd Jun 2020.
Training may resume only for learners working in essential services that require life support and/or first aid training as part of professional registration or service licensing requirement, as listed in the following:
1. Healthcare workers
2. Healthcare students
4. Childcare/Pre-school teachers
5. Paramedics and Emergency Medicine Technician working with Private Ambulance Operators
In addition, Training Centres need to abide with the following
a. there should be no mixing of healthcare workers and healthcare students within the same training session (i.e. only students from the same class should be in the same training session)
b. there should be no mixing of childcare/preschool teachers from different centres within the same training session.
c. Learners will also need to abide by the split team arrangement at their own workplaces
|Phase 2 (“Safe Transition”)||Details on training resumption for this phase will be provided at later stage
This phase will be introduced if key indicators such as the number of new community cases, number and proportion of unlinked cases and results of sentinel surveillance, remain low and stable for some time after Phase 1.
|Details on training resumption for this phase will be provided at later stage
- Training centres should take note to abide by the nation-wide general guidelines for workplaces issued on 9 May 2020 by Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and to note the advisory issued on 19 May 2020 by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) for safe resumption of businesses. Please refer to Annex A (see attached document for more details) for the guidelines and advisory on safety measures for workplaces and businesses.
- In order to ensure we control the spread of COVID-19, it is also imperative training centres put in place the precautionary measures to ensure training proceed safely. Training Centres (TCs) MUST comply with the measures described in Sections A and B (see attached document for more details) and may be subject to spot checks. Training Centre will need to provide a risk mitigation plan, taking into consideration the measures, and submit them to SRFAC for vetting and approval prior to resuming training (please refer to Section C on the processes of submission). Non-compliance of the safety measures and training guidance may result in termination of the TC’s accreditation.
Full document link (including embedded documents and weblinks) – Updates for Training Centres (280520)