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Covid-19 Visitor Policy

NHCS Visitor Policy

Please refer to our below latest visitor policy and guidelines for patients and visitors who are visiting NHCS.

  • Unwell visitors and accompanying persons will not be allowed in.
  • Children below 12 years old are not allowed into Short Stay Unit and wards unless patient is in following conditions: Pallative Care, ICU, under special social circumstances. *Indemnity form is required to be signed by parents/ guardians.
  • Anyone entering NHCS premises must complete the Declaration Form and check-in to the SafeEntry system with the TraceTogether app or token.

To Outpatient Clinics

Patients going to our outpatient clinics are allowed ONE accompanying person each.

You may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for advice on outpatient appointments (including doctor's appointments, blood tests, diagnostic tests), procedures and surgeries. 

All patients and visitors to NHCS are to undergo thermal screening and complete a declaration form at NHCS Level 2. Click here for more information.

To Short Stay Unit or Wards

In line with the updated approach for Singapore's Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), the following updates will be made for our Short Stay Unit (SSU) and ward visitation at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) with effect from 22 July 2021:

  • One pre-designated visitor for the patient’s duration of admission. 
  • Each day, patient may only receive one visit during visiting hours (12pm to 2pm, 5pm to 8.30pm), with each visit not lasting more than 30 mins at the bedside.

Visitors are not allowed to eat or drink within the SSU/wards and should keep their masks on at all times while in the SSU/wards. They should also refrain from using patients’ toilets in the SSU/wards and avoid sitting on patients’ beds.

Visits to Wards in SGH
From 28 June 2021, visitors including registered caregivers, who fulfill the visiting criteria below and are staying in the wards at SGH beyond the duration allowed, are required to undergo a COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at SGH's ART Centre.

  • Compassionate grounds: DIL/ICU patients
  • Patients requiring additional care support: visitor support for inpatients lacking mental capacity, visitors involved in caregiver training, designated caregivers
  • Birthing/post-partum mothers 
For more information about the test, please visit here:

#Exclude Isolation Wards

(Updated: 21 July 2021, 9pm)