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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

From 22 October to 21 November 2021, only registered Caregivers/Visitors of the following will be allowed to our Short Stay Unit (SSU) or Wards:

  • Dangerously Ill List (DIL)/ Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients;
  • Birthing/post-partum mothers; and
  • Patients requiring additional care support from registered caregivers.

Visitors will need to show a negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) / Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test result on HealthHub obtained within 24hrs prior to each visit. This is regardless of vaccination status. You can visit any of the MOH-approved ART Providers or SGH's ART Centre for the test.

This is in line with the Ministry of Health's announcement and to better protect our patients.

You may wish to consider using phone or video calls to keep in touch with your loved ones. Please be assured we will update you on your loved one’s condition should the need arises.   

For Intensive Care Unit (ICU) / Dangerously Ill List  

  • Maximum of 2 visitors per patient are allowed in the ward at any one time, for 30 minutes, per day
  • Maximum of 5 visitors in the designated visitors list.

Visitors will need to show a negative ART/PCR result on HealthHub obtained within 24hrs prior to each visit. This is regardless of vaccination status. You can visit any of the MOH-approved ART Providers or SGH's ART Centre for the test.

When going to the SSU or Wards

  • No visitors are allowed for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients in the isolation wards (including ARI ward) until further notice.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed to eat or drink within the wards and should keep their masks on at all times while in the wards. They should also refrain from using patients’ toilets in the wards and avoid sitting on patients’ beds.


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Exclude Isolation Wards


(Updated: 22 October 2021)