• 14 FEB 20


    Pandemic Preparedness Protocol under DORSCON orange

    There is a need for medical practitioners to be on heighten alert for possible cases of COVID-19 pneumonia under DORSCON orange.

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    If you are unwell

    If your are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, etc.

    Immediate Actions

    Do a self ART test and visit a Swab And Send Home (SASH) clinic for a doctor to assess and advise you on your next steps.

    Depending on your risk factors, you doctor may chose to do an ART test or both an ART & PCR test.

    • If your test result is positive, visit this page for information on your recovery procedure.
      • You should expect to isolate at home and repeat your ART test after 3 days.
    • If your test result is negative, you can resume normal activities.

    I am physically well but test positive - Follow Protocol 2

    • You should stop going to work and cancel your social activities to protect others from possibly being infected with COVID-19.
    • Stay calm. There is no need to rush to a clinic or hospital to get tested if you are asymptomatic.
    • You should self-isolate for at least 72 hours. This will allow you to safely recover, monitor your health and avoid spreading the virus further.

    Note: If you are unvaccinated, aged 50 and above, and tested positive, please consult a doctor even if you are feeling well

    I am physically well but served with a HRW - Follow Protocol 3

    Individuals who have received a Health Risk Warning (HRW) via SMS for 5-day monitoring as

    • They have been identified to be close contacts of a COVID positive case based on TraceTogether / SafeEntry records, or
    • Are a household member of a COVID positive case

    Immediate action

    • Acknowledge your HRW by clicking on this link.
    • You should self-isolate immediately and take an ART self-test within 24 hours.

    Submit your result at this link. Only the first ART result needs to be submitted online.

    If you need to leave your house, please do an ART self-test once a day before leaving your house during the 5-day HRW period.

    • If you test ART negative, you can leave your house for normal activities. Do minimise unnecessary social interactions. You must still complete the 5-day monitoring period.
    • If you test ART positive, please refer to this page.
    • If you feel unwell at any point, please refer to this page
    • If you run out of ART kits, you can collect more from a nearby vending machine but must return home immediately. For locations of these vending machines, click here.
    • The rest of your household not on HRW are free to carry out their normal activities.

    When can I be discharged?

    • Do a final ART self-test on day 5. You are not required to submit this ART result online.
      • If you test ART negative, you may resume normal activities.
      • If you test ART positive, please refer to this page.

      If you feel unwell, please refer to this page.

    If you think you have been in contact with a COVID positive case, but have not received a Health Risk Warning, monitor your health over the next few days.

    • If you are feeling unwell, including having a fever, cough, sore throat, etc., visit a SASH clinic for a doctor to assess, and advise you on your next steps.
    • If you are well, but are still worried, you can take an Antigen Rapid Test (ART).

    The ABCDs of ART Self-Testing

    A – Act

    • Act if you are worried that you may have COVID-19. Get at least two ART self-test kits to stock up at home just in case you need it.
    • If you had nasal surgery in the last 4 weeks or facial surgery in the last 8 weeks, do not perform any ART self-testing at home. Instead, please visit a licensed ART provider for a private-paid ART to be conducted.

    B – Be informed

    • Be informed and read how to use the ART test kits correctly, according to the manufacturers’ instructions. Instructions and requirements will vary with the brand of kits you purchased.
    • Before you perform the test, please ensure the following:
      • You are in a well-ventilated room (e.g. next to an open window), away from others.
      • Find a flat surface to place your cartridge. You may need a mirror and a timer to guide you.
      • The surfaces used can be easily cleaned and wiped down (your bathroom may be a good place to conduct the test).

    C – Check

    • Check yourself. Clean your hands, swab both your nostrils, read, and check your own ART test according to the manufacturer’s instructions in your specific test kit.

    D – Dispose

    • Dispose of the used test kit properly:
      • Bag all the used items in the test kit into one plastic bag or sealable bag and seal it.
      • Place the sealed bag into another plastic bag.
      • Tie the second bag tightly with a rubber band or cable tie.
      • Throw it into a rubbish chute or pedal bin immediately.
    • If you tested positive, go here.

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