A box jellyfish was sighted in the waters of Siloso Beach on Friday, 9 October 2020.
Note that swimming in Sentosa’s beaches will not be allowed until further notice.
If stung by a jellyfish, get to the shore immediately and seek medical attention.
Take care, and stay safe!
Read more: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/box-jellyfish-sightings-halt-swimming-at-siloso-beach
The Singapore Association For the Deaf
Deaf Achievers Award 2020
The annual Deaf Achievers Award 2020, presented by the Singapore Association For the Deaf (SADeaf) will be presented online this year due to the Covid-19 situation.
These awards recognise the achievements of Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, as well as acknowledge the contributions of the individuals, donors, organisations and ambassadors to our community.
Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
The pre-recorded ceremony will be posted on the SADeaf Facebook Page, and will feature award winners’ videos, photos and speeches. This year, SADeaf presented awards in the following categories:
● Deaf Achievers (Outstanding Deaf/hard-of-hearing students) Awards
● Teacher of the Deaf Award
● Long Service (staff) Awards
● I-L-Y (I LOVE YOU) Awards
We welcome the SADeaf and Deaf/hard-of-hearing community, general public, schools, media and all interested persons to join us at this ceremony and celebrate the occasion.
For media enquiries, please contact :
Alvan Yap, Deputy Director
Mobile: 91596770 (text only)
Singapore will be charting its Path to Phase 3 as it now finds itself looking forward to easing of restrictions for businesses and the wider community as the pandemic stabilises. The multidisciplinary task is charting the path to Phases 3, where Singapore will function comfortably until a vaccine is found.
✅ Here is what to expect for phase 3:
1. More employees come back to work. They follow safe management practices. They are flexible working hours, staggered reporting times, working from home and no more than half of the employees are at the workplace.
2. Business travel is permitted for senior executives. When they return, they will have COVID-19 test and self -isolate till test results are out.
3. Seminars, corporate retreats, and annual general meetings within the workplace will be allowed to resume as long as safe distancing measures are in place. Work-related events at external venues remain prohibited now.
4. All religious organisations can conduct congregational and other worship services for up to 100 persons, as long as safe distancing measures are in place.
5. For a Wedding reception, up to 100 guests including couple, but excluding vendors and service providers. The guests should be split up into groups not large than 50, or attend the wedding at separate time slots. There should be at least 30 minutes between slots for the cleaning and disinfection of the event space.
6. Voluntary COVID19 testing of taxi and private-hire car drivers has started. More than 10.000 tested so far. Around 750 stallholders and food delivery personnel have been tested. No positive cases were reported.
7. Legal cut-off age for children in Singapore to wear masks will be raised to six years and above, up from two years old currently.
We have come up with a campaign with NUS to help the Deaf.
Around 40% of them are age 40 and below and due to the current Covid-19 situation, having to wear a mask in public has undermined the ability of others in reading the lips of our beloved deaf community. Furthermore, having to unable to communicate effectively, has also allowed them to experience greater challenges and disruptions while performing daily tasks.
Therefore, we have organised a sharing session which includes a basic sign language introductory course via a Zoom Webinar, Co-hosted by NUSPM2020 and us.
Date: 31 October 2020
Time: 2PM – 5PM
I hope that you can take part in this campaign with us to help those in need during this pandemic. The link is https://www.giving.sg/campaigns/nus_sadeaf2020
Dear Deaf Community,
We are planning a Town Hall meeting for the Deaf Community soon. What is a Town Hall? It is a platform where all the Deaf can gather to contribute signs based on the theme of the meeting.
Did you notice that this video does not have subtitles?
Why? The Town Hall is for the Deaf who use sign language.
💻 Where? Now, there is a limit on gatherings so we will use an online platform – Zoom.
If you are interested, do register now. However, there is a limit to the number of participants – 20.
If you are interested, please contact Hidayat at 98432617 or email at email@example.com.
How has your experience been like during this COVID-19 period? What challenges or opportunities did you face? What are your aspirations for a post-COVID Singapore? How can each one of us play a part?
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Disability Office would love to hear from you!
Join MSF for an online conversation on what a post-COVID Singapore should look like for persons with disabilities, caregivers and others in the disability community.
There will also be sharing a summary of our 2019 disability engagement findings and broad recommendations of our two Enabling Masterplan 3 (EMP3) workgroups on (i) preparing persons with disabilities for the future economy and (ii) using technology and design to promote independent living.
As themes emerge from these conversations, MSF is keen to form new partnerships with you to tackle issues that you care about.
When will it take place?
These online conversations will take place on:
• Session 1: 22 October 2020 (Thursday), 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
• Session 2: 5 November 2020 (Thursday), 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
• Session 3: 6 November (Friday), 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm
• Session 4: 10 November (Tuesday), 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
How to register?
Click the link https://go.gov.sg/empesc2020signup to register and indicate your preferred slots. *Slots are subjected to availability.
Registration will close on 14 October 2020 (Wednesday). Selected participants will receive a confirmation email on your confirmed session.
For queries, please contact andre_lim_from.TP@msf.gov.sg
Boost your employability by joining the E-ready administrator course! An online course for persons with disability.
Mode & Accessibility of Training
This will be an online course conducted by our trainers via video meeting platforms such as Zoom and / or Google Meet.
Live captions and transcripts of the lessons will be made available to trainees. Sign interpretation available upon request. For enquiries on accessibility kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Telegram: https://t.me/Training_LightofDawn_GasAcademy.
What will trainees learn?
Course Duration & Dates
Subsidises & Course Fees
95% course fee subsidy by SG Enable
*Trainees may receive 95% course fees funding, training allowance and training commitment award, subject to attendance and other terms and conditions.
*Trainees may also make use of SkillsFuture Credit and CPF Post-Secondary Education Account to offset their payable course fees.
Enquires and More Information
Mr David Lee, a specialised teacher at Mayflower Primary School; Mr Ken Tan, who runs his own food stall; Mr Muhammad Ammar Nasrulhaq Abdul Karim, a choreographer and instructor with Redeafination, a hip-hop group for the deaf; and Ms Vanessa Chea, an undergraduate from Nanyang Technological University’s biological sciences.
Some features of our #DeafAtWork series during the International Week of the Deaf 2020 were interviewed by Straits Times.
Read more about their experiences in the link.
ABOUT THE PURPLE PARADE The Purple Parade is a movement to support inclusion and celebrate abilities of People with Disabilities in Singapore. It is the largest ground-up initiative started by passionate Special Needs organisations and groups and supported by the Central Singapore CDC and other corporate and community partners. HELP RECORD and SEND IN AS MANY PURPLE PLEDGES AS POSSIBLE IN OCT 2020