Taking reference from the precautionary measures against the Wuhan Coronavirus Infection announced by the government on 27 and 28 Jan 2020, MINDEF and MHA will implement measures to enhance the protection of our servicemen within the SAF and Home Team.
All SAF and Home Team personnel will be strongly advised to adhere to MOH's advisory on travel to Mainland China. All non-essential travel for SAF and Home Team personnel to Mainland China will be deferred. For pre-enlistees who have travelled to China, a mandatory Leave of Absence (LOA) for up to 14 days will be applied if they are due for enlistment; for NSmen who have travelled to China, deferment will be applied if they are due for in-camp training (ICT), and their Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) and Health Screening Programme (HSP) appointments will be rescheduled.
For those currently in service and have travelled to China, precautionary measures based on MOM's guidelines will apply to those returning to work. These include having them monitor their health closely for two weeks upon return to Singapore and seeking medical attention promptly if they feel unwell.
Information on how Pre-Enlistees and NSmen can make their declarations and submit documentary proof of travel will be available on NS Portal. They may also follow the instructions in the SMS that will be sent to them prior to their enlistment, ICT, IPPT or HSP.