Young students with family members returning from overseas will be placed on LOA: MOE

Preschool and primary school students staying in the same household as a person returning overseas from 11.59pm on Wednesday, March 25, will be placed on 14-day Leave of Absence (LOA). 

Aimed at protecting younger students, this additional precautionary measure is in light of the recent spike in imported cases in Singapore, Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said in a joint statement.  

Photo courtesy: MOE Singapore
Photo courtesy: MOE Singapore

In addition, students staying in the same household as a person who had returned to Singapore from the UK, US or ASEAN countries on or after March 14, will be placed on LOA. The student's LOA will start from the day the person in the household returned to Singapore.

These measures are in addition to the earlier announced 14-day LOA issued to students and staff of schools, preschools and student care centres if they returned from overseas on or after March 14.

Employers are encouraged to provide flexible work arrangements for their employees to accommodate such exceptional circumstances.