Elevated Covid-19 Precautionary Measures in Nursing Home

Dear Caregivers,

In our letter dated 1st April 2020, we elaborated the various level of precautionary measures that have been implemented in United Medicare Centre (UMC) in response to the COVID-19 since January 2020.

We would like to further update on the development and situation in our Nursing Home. With the virus spread in the community in Singapore, enhanced measures have been implemented throughout our centres since the circuit breaker on 8th April, e.g. spilt zone allowing residents and staff interaction only within the same zone.

As Nursing Home residents are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, we will also step up our precautionary surveillance. Residents with fever, respiratory symptoms suggestive of pneumonia, we will manage the situation with heightened vigilance by carrying out the necessary testing with doctor’s consultation.

On 21st April, the Prime Minister announced that the circuit breaker will be extended till 1st June 2020. With that, please be informed that we will extend our NO VISITORS till Circuit Break is over or further advice from Ministry of Health.

We strongly encourage you to continue to stay in touch with your loved one in our nursing home through phone call and video call.





由于年长居民特别容易感染COVID-19 冠状病毒,因此我们还将加强预防性监视。患有发烧,呼吸道症状提示肺炎的居民,我们将通过与医生协商进行必要的检查,以提高警惕性的方式处理这种情况。