On 10 March 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that it has found that many of the recent cases were transmitted during social activities and gatherings among seniors. MOH will therefore introduce additional targeted social distancing measures for our seniors.
All senior-centric programmes conducted by government agencies will be suspended for 14 days from 11 March to 24 March 2020. Seniors (50 years and above) are advised to stay at home if unwell and observe good hygiene habits.
Do you have questions regarding ActiveSG’s suspension of senior-centric programmes? Read our FAQs below to find out more!
Qn 1: When will this be implemented?
Ans: Our senior-centric programmes will be suspended from 11 March 2020 to 25 March 2020.
Qn 2: Who will be affected by this 14 day suspension?
Ans: Seniors aged 50 years old and above
Qn 3: What are the senior-centric programmes that will be affected by this 14 day suspension?
Ans: Affected senior-centric programmes include the following:
Dance programmes (e.g. Zumba)
- Aqua sports (e.g. aqua aerobics)
- Sports Interest Groups (e.g. badminton, pickleball)
- Social (e.g. urban gardening, hiking)
- Active Health (e.g. lab and gym sessions)
Qn 4: How will the affected participants be informed?
Ans: Affected seniors will be notified via SMS. They can also check for more information on the myActiveSG website. Signages will also be placed at our sport centres. For further enquiries, seniors may approach any of our Guest Officers on duty.
Qn 5: I don’t want to miss any of my Zumba sessions. Can I still come?
Ans: All ActiveSG programmes, other than senior-centric programmes, will still be conducted as per normal. You may attend the programmes, however we urge senior participants to stay at home if they feel unwell and seek medical advice promptly.
Qn 6: Can seniors still visit the ActiveSG gyms and swimming pools?
Ans: Yes, seniors who are well may visit the ActiveSG gyms, swimming pools and book facilities. We remind all seniors to stay home if they feel unwell and seek medical advice promptly.
Qn 7: What happens after the 14-day suspension?
Ans: All suspended activities/programmes will resume and we will take precautionary measures if and where necessary.
SportSG will continue to monitor the situation closely and when suspended programmes resume on 25 March 2020, SportSG will take precautionary measures if and where necessary.