TRAVEL DECLARATION: MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME CORONAVIRUS (MERS-CoV)

//TRAVEL DECLARATION: MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME CORONAVIRUS (MERS-CoV)

TRAVEL DECLARATION: MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME CORONAVIRUS (MERS-CoV)

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During the June school holidays, if you have travelled or will be travelling to countries or regions affected by MERS-CoV1 , the Ministry of Health (MOH) advises that travellers should maintain vigilance and adopt the following health precautions when overseas:

  • Observe good personal hygiene at all times;
  • Practise frequent hand washing (e.g. before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are soiled);
  • You may consider wearing a surgical mask in crowded places and avoid close contact with persons suffering from acute respiratory infections (e.g. someone who is coughing);
  • Avoid contact with camels and other live farm or wild animals, including not visiting camel farms. If contact has been made, thoroughly wash hands with soap.
  • Avoid contact with camels and other live farm or wild animals, including not visiting camel farms. If contact has been made, thoroughly wash hands with soap.
  • Adopt good food safety and hygiene practices and avoid consuming unpasteurised milk, undercooked meats, raw fruits and vegetables (unless they have been peeled), or unsafe water.
  • Avoid visiting healthcare institutions in the Middle East and South Korea, unless it is necessary to do so.

In our efforts to safeguard the wider interests of our children, please seek medical attention promptly if your child shows flu-like symptoms and keep him/her at home until he/she has fully recovered.

As the situation is evolving, please refer to the MOH website at http://www.moh.gov.sg for the latest updates. For the latest global disease situations, please refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) website at http://www.who.int/csr/don/en/index.html.

Preventing an outbreak is a collaborative effort between parents and the centre, and we seek your co-operation to complete the “Travel Declaration Formeven if you have not travelled or will not be travelling to other countries. Should there be any changes to your travelling plans, please inform the Customer Service staff.

Please submit the completed form to the Customer Service staff at the respective centres, upon your return or by 29 June 2015.

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our children and staff, and will continue to practice high standards of hygiene to prevent the spread of viruses. Let us continue working together in good constructive spirit.

The Management
Kinderland Educare Services Pte Ltd


1To date, 25 countries have reported cases, including countries in the Middle East: Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen; in Africa: Algeria, and Tunisia; in Europe: Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom; in Asia: China, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Philippines; and in North America: the United States of America (USA). The majority of cases (>85%) have been reported from KSA. Since May 2015 two new countries have been affected (China and Republic of Korea). For the latest update, please refer to WHO’s website at www.who.int .

2019-01-30T09:50:51+00:00June 16th, 2015|