Precautionary Measures Against COVID-19 Infection

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Important Update on 19 March 2020

Dear Petrans & Visitors

This is an important update to our visitor screening process, in response to MOH’s latest advisory and MOE’s announcement today.

With immediate effect, you will be turned away from our premises if:
(a)          you have travelled abroad in the last 14 days;
(b)          you have been issued Quarantine Order or Stay Home Notice (SHN) by MOH;
(c)          you have been issued Leave of Absence (LOA) by MOE;
(d)          you have contact history with someone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19;
(e)          you are unwell with fever (37.5 C and above);
(f)          you are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, running nose or sore throat.

Note that (c) also applies to children who have been issued LOA by MOE.

We urge those who returned from overseas to follow MOH’s recommendations and monitor their health closely. We also urge everyone to co-operate with MOH’s advisory to defer all travel abroad during this time.

Let’s do our part to keep our community safe,

PETRA COMMUNITY

 


 

Latest Update on 18 March 2020

Dear Petrans and Visitors,

Following MOH’s latest travel advisory and border controls, you will be turned away from our premises if:

(a) you have travel history in the past 14 days, or have been in contact with anyone with travel history in the past 14 days, to any of the countries or regions^ with border control measures as stipulated by MOH,
(b) you are on Home Quarantine or Stay Home Notice;
(c) you have contact history with someone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19;
(d) you are unwell with fever (37.5 C and above);
(e) you are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, running nose or sore throat.

^Mainland China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, UK and all ASEAN countries i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia^^, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

^^Excludes land and sea crossings between Malaysia and Singapore.

Together with the rest of Singapore, let us do our part to minimise the spread of the virus by deferring all non-essential travel abroad, and to observe MOH recommendations for social distancing as far as possible.

If you are affected and unable to attend worship services in Bible House, do join the rest of the Petra family via live-streaming at https://www.youtube.com/petracommunitysg.

Do check in regularly at www.petra.sg or the PETRA APP for our latest announcements on COVID-19.

Shalom,
PETRA COMMUNITY

 


 

Latest Update on 13 March 2020

Dear Petrans & Visitors,

Along with the latest advisory from the Ministry of Health, the following will be turned away from our premises and meetings with immediate effect:

(a) Individuals who have recently visited Mainland China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Spain or Germany in the last 14 days;
(b) Individuals who have been in contact with someone who has recently visited Mainland China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Spain or Germany in the last 14 days;
(c) Individuals who have contact history with someone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19;
(d) Individuals who are placed on Stay At Home Notice (SHN);
(e) Individuals who are unwell with fever (37.5 C and above);
(f) Individuals with respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, running nose or sore throat.

 If you are affected and unable to attend worship services in Bible House, do join the rest of the Petra family via live-streaming at https://www.youtube.com/petracommunitysg.

Do check in regularly at www.petra.sg or the PETRA APP for our latest announcements on COVID-19.

 


 

Latest Update on 4 March 2020

Dear Petrans and Visitors,
With immediate effect, the following will be turned away from our premises:

(a) Individuals who have recently visited Mainland China, South Korea, Iran, Italy or Japan in the last 14 days;
(b) Individuals who have been in contact with someone who has recently visited Mainland China, Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea, Iran or northern Italy in the last 14 days;
(c) Individuals who have contact history with someone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19;
(d) Individuals who are placed on Stay At Home Notice (SHN);
(e) Individuals who are unwell with fever (37.5 C and above);
(f) Individuals with respiratory symptoms such as cough, running nose, shortness of breath or sore throat.

We encourage Petrans who may be affected to join us in our worship services via live-streaming.

Shalom,
PETRA COMMUNITY

^Northern Italy refers to the following 8 administrative regions in Italy: Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.


Latest Update on 26 February 2020

Dear Petrans & Visitors to Petra,

We have some updates to our screening protocol with the latest travel advisory to South Korea.

Kindly note that with immediate effect, the following will be turned away at our meetings and services:
(a) Individuals who have recently visited Mainland China or South Korea in the last 14 days;
(b) Individuals who have been in contact with someone who has recently visited China, Daegu city or Cheongdo county in South Korea in the last 14 days;
(c) Individuals who have contact history with someone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19;
(d) Individuals who are placed on Stay At Home Notice (SHN);
(e) Individuals who are unwell with fever (37.5 C and above);
(f) Individuals with respiratory symptoms such as cough, running nose or shortness of breath.

Please visit this webpage or PETRA APP for the latest updates.

 


 

Latest Update on 19 February 2020

Dear Petrans & Vistors,

As the COVID-19 situation develops, we are constantly weighing the options for our services, meetings and other activities, as well as evaluating our precautionary measures.

Our priorities are for us to be able to continue to meet as a family to worship and seek God together in the safest environment possible. At the same time, we understand some of us may not be able to attend services and other meetings physically. In careful and prayerful consideration of various factors, our decision is to carry on with some of our meetings, postpone some meetings, and leave the decision for some meetings to the respective groups:

1. Worship Services, Youth and KOTR/Pebbles will continue as usual.
We have begun live streaming both Chinese and English services on Facebook and YouTube.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petracommunitysg
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/petracommunitysg

2. Combined Prayer Meetings will continue as usual.

3. All Courses and Ministry-level outings are postponed until further notice.

4. LifeGroups and Ministry-level meetings can continue, with options to meet online.

 

Petra Community has adopted precautionary measures for services and meetings that are continuing as usual. These measures are in place to ensure the well-being and safety of all Petrans and our visitors.

1. Temperature screening will be conducted at Level 1 car park at Bible House before our services, and at Basement 2 on all other days.

2. All Petrans and visitors will be required to make a health and travel declaration before entering our church premises. This declaration will require name and contact number recording, in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.

3. The following will be turned away at our meetings and services:

(a) Individuals who have recently visited China in the last 14 days;
(b) Individuals who have been in contact with someone who has recently visited China in the last 14 days;
(c) Individuals who have contact history with someone suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19;
(d) Individuals who are placed on Leave of Absence (LOA) or Stay-Home Notice;
(e) Individuals who are unwell with fever (37.5 C and above);
(f) Individuals with respiratory symptoms such as cough, running nose or shortness of breath.

4. Petra Community will increase the frequency of cleaning of our premises.

5. All church staff and Petrans are encouraged to monitor their personal health, especially those who have travelled overseas, and should take their temperature regularly for 14 days from their date of return.

6. Petrans are also strongly encouraged to observe good personal hygiene, such as frequent hand washing with soap and wearing of masks if they develop respiratory symptoms. We are using the Health Advisory from the Ministry of Health on good hygiene practices at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19 as a guide.

As the situation evolves, we will adapt accordingly and keep everyone informed. Visit Petra.sg or download our App for the latest developments. In the meantime, should you have any queries, please call us at 6223 6993 during office hours or write to us at connect@petra.sg

Let us continue to proclaim Psalm 91 over ourselves, our families and our community, as well as all who have been affected by this viral spread.

PETRA COMMUNITY