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The following are childcare centres and kindergartens with prolonged transmission. This list is to help parents be more aware of whether the childcare centre/kindergarten their child is attending has prolonged HFMD transmission, which will then help them to observe for HFMD symptoms in their child.

Childcare Centres and Kindergartens with active clusters of prolonged transmission*

Last updated on 25 Aug 2019

Name

Address

Childcare Centres

My First Skool @ 2 Punggol Drive  2 Punggol Drive S(828803)
Soka Kindergarten 7 Tampines St 92 S(528888)

Kindergartens

 

 

*(Transmission period > 16 days with number of cases > 10) OR (Transmission period > 16 days with attack rate > 13%)

Attack rate is calculated based on the number of HFMD cases divided by the total enrolment of the childcare centre/kindergarten.

Childcare Centres and Kindergartens that have been assessed and require closure

The following are childcare centres and kindergartens that have been assessed and are required to close for a period of 10 days to break the chain of HFMD transmission. Parents will be informed through their childcare centres and kindergartens on the confirmation of closures.

Last updated on 25 Aug 2019

Name

Address

Period of Closure

Childcare Centres

NIL

NIL

NIL

Kindergartens

NIL

NIL

NIL

 

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Public advice

The Ministry would like to stress the importance of maintaining high standards of personal and environmental hygiene to minimise the risk of HFMD. Parents should ensure that their children adopt the following good hygiene practices:

  • Frequently wash hands with soap e.g. before eating and after going to the toilet;

  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away into a bin immediately;

  • Do not share food/drinks, eating utensils, toothbrushes or towels with others.

Parents should also ensure that articles such as toys or appliances that are contaminated by nasal or oral secretions are cleaned and disinfected before they are used again.

Parents should consult a doctor early if their child has fever, mouth ulcers and rashes on the palms, soles or buttocks. Children with HFMD should remain at home until all the blisters have dried up. During this period, contact with other children should be avoided until the child recovers. The child should not be brought to any public or crowded places. Proper hygiene should also be practised at home so as to prevent transmission to other family members.

For more information on HFMD, please see the FAQs on MOH website or the Infection Control Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Centre. MOH also publishes a weekly bulletin on the local infectious disease situation here.