The 12 Commandments of the Circuit Breaker

The 12 commandments of the Circuit Breaker

The Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 has also just been passed in Parliament on Tuesday, we distill it down to 12 simple points of what you can and cannot do.  The regulation states that everyone is only allowed to leave their home under any of these 12 circumstances. You're also not allowed to go to someone else's house. (No more dates unless you live with your partner) 


The Act lists only 12 situations an individual may leave his or her home, as well as anything reasonably connected with the items on the list. These are:

(1) to work for or with an essential service provider, a specified school or an early childhood development centre

(2) to procure any goods or services from an essential service provider or a specified school

(3) to obtain — (i) medical treatment for a suspected Covid-19 infection at a hospital, medical clinic or any other place, designated by the Director for the treatment of Covid-19; or (ii) medical treatment that is of a pressing nature

(4) to engage in any recreational activity in an open-air stadium, public path or public park alone or with any other individual who lives with you. 

(5) where an individual works for or with an essential service provider, to bring the individual’s child or children to a place where the child or children are to be cared for.

(6) to assist any individual who has a physical or mental disability, or is below 12 years of age or above 60 years of age, with his or her daily needs.

(7) to report for enlistment or service under the Enlistment Act.

(8) to report to any law enforcement officer or to attend at any court in accordance with any warrant, summons or order made under any written law or order of a court. 

(9) to be present at any place in accordance with a requirement under any written law. 

(10) to seek or render help in an emergency.

(11) to move to another place of accommodation.

(12) to leave Singapore.

It is an offence to breach these regulations and you can be fined up to $10,000. 

The list of essential services: Here

Photo: Karim MANJRA on Unsplash

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