East Coast Town Council

Playing a Part in Preventing Community Spread

February 21, 2020

In the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we have been ramping up our effort to take precautionary measures against community spread.

Increased Frequency of High Touchpoints’ Cleaning Works
Common physical touchpoints with high-traffic area, such as lift buttons, railings, playground equipment, are being cleaned with disinfectant twice a day. In addition, we also care about the wellbeing of our conservancy team, staff and residents.

Our conservancy team has been briefed to conduct cleaning works with care, through proper gearing of gloves and sanitation upon completion of cleaning works. We also ensure that our team is well to carry out their duties and is advised to seek medical consultation should they feel unwell.

Daily Temperature Screening
We have also put-in place a mandatory daily temperature screening for all our Staff and residents, who are visiting our office. Any individual screened with a fever and has respiratory symptoms will be advised to visit a doctor immediately.

Encouraging Visitors to Reduce Visits to the Town Council Office
Residents are strongly encouraged to make payment electronically via the alternative payment modes.

Alternative Payment Modes:
– Internet Banking
– AXS/SAM Machine (Find out on the locations: AXS / SAM)
– Interbank GIRO (Application Form)
– Recurring Credit Card Scheme (Application Form)
Residents can learn more on these alternative mode of payment by clicking here.

For general enquires pertaining to common areas of HDB housing estates, residents can also connect with us via our Contact Form / 6444 9549 / EMSU 24-hr hotline 1800-325 8888.

How Can You Play A Part?
Everyone plays an important role in battling the COVID-19 through protecting ourselves and our loved ones.

Keep Up with Good Personal Hygiene
– Wash your hands regularly using soap and water, for at least 20 seconds (the time if takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice!)
– If you are unwell, wear a mask and see a doctor immediately.
– Dispose hygiene products (e.g. tissue, mask) properly

Adhere to Travel Regulations
– Keep a close monitoring of your health upon returning to Singapore
– Seek medical attention promptly should you feel unwell and keep the doctor and medical personnel informed of your travel history

Stay Calm and Vigilant
– Check the MOH’s website regularly to seek for updates

Visiting the Doctor
– Should you have respiratory symptoms, wear a mask to prevent transmission to other patients and visitors
– Residents can also click here to check on the list of Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) for special subsidies for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents diagnosed with respiratory illnesses (e.g. common cold).

Together, we can fight and win this battle. Stay calm, vigilant and always practise good personal hygiene!

Last modified: February 25, 2020

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