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Vaccination checks to be expanded from Feb 1 to all indoor sports facilities, institutes of higher learning, hotels – TODAY

 

EXEMPTION PERIOD SHORTENED FOR RECOVERED PATIENTS

 

In another announcement, the ministry said that those who have recovered from Covid-19 after Jan 1 next year but are not fully vaccinated will only be given a 180-day exemption after infection to enter settings where vaccine-related controls are required.

This is reduced from the exemption period of 270 days allowed now, which is calculated starting from the day of the first positive Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test obtained in Singapore.

“The adjustment is made due to concerns over the transmissibility and heightened reinfection risk of the Omicron variant, and quicker waning of protection acquired through past infections,” MOH said.

“These recovered persons who are not fully vaccinated should seek to complete their primary series vaccination regime promptly.”

For people who have recovered from Covid-19 before Jan 1 and are not fully vaccinated, meaning taken two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, they will also have their exemption period reduced from 270 days to 180 days.

However, those who exceed the 180-day period as at Jan 1 will be granted an extra one-month grace period until Jan 31 to complete their primary series vaccination regime, so as to continue being able to enter such settings.

Recovered patients need only one dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two doses of Sinovac, under the national vaccination programme to complete their primary series vaccination regime.

They should therefore do so latest by Jan 17 next year to allow an interval of 14 days from the completion of the jabs to be considered fully vaccinated.

During the grace period from the date when they have exceeded the 180-day period, these individuals can produce their discharge memo for entry into settings with vaccination checks.

The announcement on the expanded infection controls based on vaccination status follows an earlier move where all libraries under the National Library Board and selected activities in community clubs and centres under the People’s Association also adopted such measures.

MOH also said on Tuesday that it had earlier rolled out these measures along with test pilots in sports settings, selected mass sporting events as well as events classified under meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

Under these pilots, participants will be allowed to take part as long as they have a valid antigen rapid test result on-site before the activity.

“These pilots have been successful thus far, given strong compliance and enforcement on the ground, and we will continue to expand these pilots where feasible,” MOH added.

Source: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/vaccination-checks-be-expanded-feb-1-all-indoor-sports-facilities-institutes-higher-learning-hotels-1770486

 

EXEMPTION PERIOD SHORTENED FOR RECOVERED PATIENTS

 

In another announcement, the ministry said that those who have recovered from Covid-19 after Jan 1 next year but are not fully vaccinated will only be given a 180-day exemption after infection to enter settings where vaccine-related controls are required.

This is reduced from the exemption period of 270 days allowed now, which is calculated starting from the day of the first positive Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test obtained in Singapore.

“The adjustment is made due to concerns over the transmissibility and heightened reinfection risk of the Omicron variant, and quicker waning of…….

 

EXEMPTION PERIOD SHORTENED FOR RECOVERED PATIENTS

 

In another announcement, the ministry said that those who have recovered from Covid-19 after Jan 1 next year but are not fully vaccinated will only be given a 180-day exemption after infection to enter settings where vaccine-related controls are required.

This is reduced from the exemption period of 270 days allowed now, which is calculated starting from the day of the first positive Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test obtained in Singapore.

“The adjustment is made due to concerns over the transmissibility and heightened reinfection risk of the Omicron variant, and quicker waning of…….

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