The Singapore Area Coordinator (SAC) welcomes you to Singapore, the U.S. Navy's gateway to Southeast Asia.
Established in 2007, Singapore Area Coordinator (SAC) provides comprehensive shore support services to the Fleet, Fighter and Family. Supporting a broad customer base of U.S. military members from four services, U.S. civilian employees, family members and Singaporean nationals, plus visiting ships and aircraft, SAC efficiently delivers top-quality services while maintaining a quality of life standard that's second to none.
COVID-19 MEASURES IN SINGAPORE: As of 15 June 2020
Welcome to Singapore! The country of Singapore is currently in Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) Orange and the Singapore Area Coordinator (SAC) installation is in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo. To limit the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore, Government of Singapore (GOS) has implemented some safe distancing measures and regulations. Please review the U.S. Embassy in Singapore website and visit the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) website, https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19, to familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations that may be new. All personnel and dependents are required to follow both Singapore laws and regulations and Department of Defense regulations.
PLEASE NOTE - From the U.S. Embassy in Singapore website (https://sg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/): Singapore requires all those entering the country to serve a mandatory "Stay-Home Notice" (SHN) and COVID-19 testing wil take place at the end of that SHN period. All Persons arriving into Singapore, regardless of nationality, are subject to mandatory SHNs. Violation of a Stay-Home Notice may be punishable under Singaporean law. Individuals who breach their SHN may be prosecuted under the COVID-19 Control Order Regulations 2020. First-time offenders can be fined up to $10,000, jailed for up to six months, or both. Generally, SHNs last for 14 days and take place in dedicated facilities. The cost of accommodation and COVID-19 testing must be borne by all travelers with limited exceptions for those permitted to serve the SHN at their their own accommodations. The cost of COVID-19 tesing is chargeable in either case.
Priorities. Our priorities in the COVID-19 fight, and reasons for the counter-virus measures are to (1) ensure the health of our force - our military members, civilians, local nationals, contractors, and families; (2) ensure we do not spread the virus to the homeland or our host nation partners; and, (3) ensure we maintain our warfighting readiness.
Baseline Requirements. Additional details on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 may be found at Singapore Statutes Online website (https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL/COVID19TMA2020-S254-2020?DocDate=20200703#pr6-).
Mask wear. Every individual in Singapore must wear a mask when not in your ordinary place of residence. There are limited exceptions to include when conducting strenuous exercise.
14-Day Stay Home Notice (SHN). All persons entering Singapore are subject to a SHN from GOS and must follow the notice. Expect to stay in a location designated by the GOS, not your residence or NGIS.
Social distancing. Every individual must keep at least 3 feet (1 meter) from any other individual. Seats and Public transportation are marked accordingly and safe distances must be observed.
Exercise. Gyms and sports facilities are open with safety measures in place. Visit the U.S. Embassy and Singapore Ministry of Health webpages for the most current Singapore guidance. Please also familiarize yourself with your own chain of command's requirements for exercise facilities.
Social gatherings. Social gatherings outside of the home may need exceed five individuals. Within your residence, you may also have no more than five guests at any time.
Dining. Dine-in restaurants are permissible with adherence to social distancing, social gathering, and other COVID-19 regulations.
SafeEntry Application. Most businesses are using the SafeEntry application for contact tracing purposes. You will be required to scan a QR code on your phone or have an ID scanned.
Requirements specific to the installation
Masks. Masks must be worn to enter or depart the installation, even in private vehicles. Masks should be worn at all times while onboard the installation.
Social distancing. All individuals should maintain 6 feet of distance.
Post Office. 4 persons permitted at a time at each window. All patrons much maintain social distancing. All patrons must sign in and out.
Gym. The fleet gym enforces a strict limit on number of patrons and social distancing. All patrons must observe additional safety measures in place by gym staff. All Patrons must sign in and out. All in-person fitness classes and group sports events are currently offered virtually or cancelled.
Terror Club pool. The pool is open with a strict limit on number of patrons and enforcement of social distancing is in place.
Restaurants. The Terror Club, Café Lah, and Subway are open with group size, social distancing, and other measures in place. All patrons must sign in.
NEX/NFCU. A strict limit on number of patrons and enforcement of social distancing is in place at the NEX and NFCU. A hand sanitizing station is available at the entrance.
Cash cage. Social distancing and limited hours are in place.
Customer Support Detachment (CSD). By appointment only. Social distancing is in place.
Housing Office. By appointment only. Social distancing is in place.
Fleet and Family Support Office. By appointment only. Social distancing is in place.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. Open.
14 day close contact log. It is highly recommended that you maintain a close contact journal/log of all persons you interact with every day, and all locations you visit. This should include the names, locations, times and duration. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of another person for 10 minutes or greater.
Hours of operation: See flyer above.
Core tenants of health protection
· Physical distancing.
· Cloth facial coverings.
· Hand-washing hygiene and use of hand sanitizer.
· Cough/sneeze etiquette.
· Not touching your face.
· Avoiding large groups.
· Maintaining a 14-day close contact and travel tracker. It is highly recommended that you maintain a close contact journal/log of all persons you interact with every day, and all locations you visit, within the past 14 days. This is to be shared only with designated personnel for contact tracing in the event you receive a positive test for COVID-19. This should include the names, locations, times and duration. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of another person for 10 minutes or greater. This is required for SAC/UIC 61077 military personnel.
· Maintaining a close personal contact list of 10 or fewer close contacts every day.
· Remaining at home when you feel sick, no matter how mild the symptoms, and seeking medical care.
· Avoiding COVID-19 hotspots.
· In addition to Singapore's gathering limits, and to the maximum extent possible, do not gather in groups of more than 5 people in the workplace.
· Maximizing telework; every-other-day (i.e. Port/Starboard) schedules in the office is strongly encouraged, projected out to infinity (e.g. Port in office/on installations days are Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat, Mon...)
· SAC requests that all personnel, to include sponsors and dependents, observe the every-other-day schedule whenever patronizing services on base. For example, if the service member/civilian employee is in Port, the dependent should only visit the Post Office, NEX, swimming pool, gym, etc. on Port days.
Common COVID-19 symptoms include (please stay home or do not board an airplane if you feel even slightly ill):
· Muscle aches / body aches
· Sore throat
· Loss of taste / smell
· Difficulty breathing
· Loss of appetite
· Shaking with chills
· Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
· Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
· Self-report any other symptoms of concern if you receive a medical evaluation
· Medical care is provided for Active Duty military and dependents by Tricare/ISOS (+65 6338-9277). There is not a U.S. military treatment facility in Singapore.
Beware of Scams
The Singapore Police Force has advised the public to be on guard against scams. While scams are always a risk, the prevalence of such acitivities has increased during this heightened COVID-19 environment.