The latest Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) have taken effect.
From 1 Feb 2022, VDS is required for all on-site worship services. To comply with government regulations, worshippers will have to be fully vaccinated to attend church services.
A person’s fully-vaccinated status will lapse nine months after the last dose of their primary vaccination series.
From Feb 14, Singapore will require those aged 18 and above to get a Covid-19 booster jab to maintain one’s fully-vaccinated status.
VDS-eligible categories of individuals:
From 14 February, to maintain your fully vaccinated status, you need to take a booster dose within 270 days (nine months) of your 2nd dose.
From 14 March, the above rule applies also for persons aged 12 to 17 years.
*Recovered from COVID-19
Your VDS eligibility is valid for 180 days starting from the day of either the first positive PCR test result OR the first positive ART result, ordered by a doctor who has diagnosed you with COVID-19.
(Please submit your official recovery memo to church office.)
*Children who are 12 years old and below (i.e. born in or after the year 2009)
From 1 March, the concession for children will only be extended to those born in or after the year 2010.
*Persons who are medically ineligible
You are eligible for VDS if you are medically certified to be unable to receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and Sinovac/Sinopharm.
(Please show your official medical exemption.)
Further information on vaccination status can be found on MOH’s website — MOH | COVID-19 Vaccination.
Upon arrival, you will be required to check in using your TraceTogether Token or App.
•You will be expected to show proof of vaccination status on TraceTogether app to the ushers at check-in.
You can ensure your vaccination status is in compliance with VD SMM by checking your TraceTogether App.
Resumption of church activities on-site:
We are looking forward to the resumption of more church activities on-site, including Sunday School and ministry programmes. These must be done safely and responsibly, and the gradual phasing-in of the relaxation of measures will help us to review and ensure appropriate safety measures are in place. We urge all members to adhere to Safety Management Measures (SMM) required when on-site, and exercise personal and social responsibility. For example, those who are unwell should stay home or see a doctor.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on-site at COA!