The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is implementing additional measures to maintain its operational readiness amidst the evolving COVID-19 outbreak.
Servicemen performing critical functions, such as island defence, protection of key installations, maritime security, air defence and counter-terrorism operations, will continue to be cohorted. In addition, they will be required to reside in their camps and bases before and during their operational duty to reduce the risk of infection in the critical operational units.
Other SAF units, including training schools such as Officer Cadet School, Specialist Cadet School, and Basic Military Training Centre, will continue operating and training with enhanced measures, including those previously announced. Where feasible, servicemen in administrative roles will work from their homes.
NSmen activities, including In-Camp Training (ICT) and Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), will be deferred.
SAF said in a statement on April 3 that these measures will take immediate effect, and will be in place until 4 May 2020.
“The SAF will continue to monitor the evolving situation and review our measures to safeguard the defence of Singapore while keeping our servicemen safe”, the statement added.