[Updated on 27 Feb 2020]
Following Ministry of Health's (MOH) move to raise the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) to Orange, Church of Singapore Balestier (COSB) will be implementing the additional control measures for our services starting 9 February 2020.
COSB believes in the Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ to overcome all viruses. As a responsible church, we also want to take every measure to give confidence to all members who have faith in our God and Leadership of the Church.
These measures will cause inconveniences but we seek your understanding and cooperation as we work towards giving all the safest and most conducive environment for worship.
1. Temperature Taking and Health/Travel Declaration
a) Temperature taking will take place outside church premise. Members with temperature > 37.5 deg C and/or with flu symptoms will be given a mask and advised to seek medical care and return home.
b) Members will be asked to fill out the online Health/Travel Declaration Form. Hard copies will be available for standby. Please complete the form in the presence of a volunteer at the temperature taking counter.
c) A coloured sticker will be given to the member when he/she is cleared after temperature taking and completing the Health/Travel Declaration Form.
d) Hands are to be sanitized immediately after that. Hand sanitizer will be provided by the church.
2. Designated Routes for Entry and Exit
a) There is ONLY 1 entry point to the church via main lift lobby. PLEASE ADHERE TO THIS INSTRUCTION STRICTLY. The back doors will be closed before the start of the service. They are opened during service to allow members to visit the washrooms.
b) Exit points at the end of service are as per normal. You are advised not to mingle with other members unnecessarily after the service.
3. Individual Responsibility of Church Members
a) We advise members & visitors to not attend Church services/cell groups/ activities if they:
- are unwell and do not have any clinical signs or symptoms suggestive of pneumonia or severe respiratory infection with breathlessness.
- are On Leave of Absence or was a close contact of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case
- have been to any of the areas requiring heightened vigilance as listed on the Healthcare Professionals Portal (refer to table) in the last 14 days.
b) Cover your mouth with tissue paper or wear a mask when sneezing or coughing.
c) We advise members to minimize or avoid physical contact with each other.
d) Wash your hands with soap frequently.
e) Use sanitizer provided by church.