In its daily COVID-19 update yesterday, Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) revealed that a workplace has been directed to close for 14 days due to non-compliances with safe management and safe distancing measures. 

According to the statement, three cases (cases 42616, 45227 and 45821) were earlier identified as employees of Mini Environment Service. After investigating the company for its compliance with safe management and safe distancing measures, MOH observed several non-compliances.

Hence, the workplace has been directed to close for a period of 14 days, from 13 July to 26 July (inclusive), under Section 19 of the Infectious Diseases Act to prevent further spread at the workplace.

"The closure will allow the company to review and tighten its safe management measures. Close contacts of the cases had been placed on quarantine earlier, and all its employees will also be placed under health surveillance and tested for COVID-19," MOH said.


School holidays across Singapore start on 18 July

In other news, this Saturday marks the start of the first break of the third term for students across Singapore. 

According to the Ministry of Education, students across Singapore (in Primary and Secondary schools, Junior Colleges, and Millennia Institute), will have their first break of the third term starting on Saturday, 18 July. The break will last through to Sunday, 26 July. 

If you've already returned to the office, look forward to lighter traffic during your commute.

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Full list of school holidays in Singapore

Primary and Secondary schools

Semester 1

  • Between Terms 1 and 2: Saturday, 14 March to Sunday, 22 March
  • Mid-term break: Tuesday, 5 May to Monday, 1 June
  • Term 3, first break: Saturday, 18 July to Sunday, 26 July

Semester 2

  • Terms 3, second break: Saturday, 5 September to Sunday, 13 September
  • At the End of School Year: Saturday, 21 November to Thursday, 31 December

Junior Colleges

Semester 1

  • Between Terms 1 and 2: Saturday, 14 March to Sunday, 22 March
  • Mid-term break: Tuesday, 5 May to Monday, 1 June
  • Term 3, first break: Saturday, 18 July to Sunday, 26 July

Semester 2

  • Term 3, second break: Saturday, 5 September to Sunday, 13 September
  • At the End of School Year:
    • Year 1: Saturday, 28 November to Thursday, 31 December
    • Year 2: End of ‘A’ Level exams to Thursday, 31 December

Millennia Institute

Semester 1

  • Between Terms 1 and 2: Saturday, 14 March to Sunday, 22 March
  • Mid-term break: Tuesday, 5 May to Monday, 1 June
  • Term 3, first break: Saturday, 18 July to Sunday, 26 July

Semester 2

  • Term 3, second break: Saturday, 5 September to Sunday, 13 September
  • At End of School Year:
    • Year 1 and Year 2: Saturday, 28 November to Thursday, 31 December
    • Year 3: End of ‘A’ Level exams to Thursday, 31 December

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