On 23 July 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s daily report on COVID-19 infections included an individual who had visited Pin Si Restaurant, a tenant at SAFRA Yishun, on 18 July 2020 from 7pm to 8.15pm. Pin Si Restaurant remains closed since 24 July 2020 for cleaning and disinfection. SAFRA Yishun premises were also cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the National Environment Agency’s guidelines.
SAFRA is fully assisting in contact tracing and ensuring that its tenants comply with preventive measures against COVID-19 infection that have been put in place. In addition, the SAFRA Board of Governors has asked management to review guidelines and enforcement processes at all SAFRA establishments. Where needed, these processes should be enhanced to protect the well-being of members and visitors who use their facilities.
Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman
President of SAFRA Management Committee
Starting from 19 June 2020, more facilities will gradually reopen at SAFRA clubs with enhanced safe distancing measures and group size restrictions following the latest announcements by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce and various government agencies on the commencement of Phase Two of the post-circuit breaker period.
These mainly include:
Kindly refer to the facility directory below for the latest updates on each facility. Facilities which are open will be available for bookings from 12pm on 19 June 2020. This will be updated regularly as more details are confirmed and facilities are ready to reopen.
Smaller-scale activities by SAFRA clubs, interest groups and competitive sports clubs, will also resume gradually to ensure the safety and well-being of our members and the community. More details will be provided by the respective organisers in due course.
However, entertainment facilities will remain closed and large-scale events will be suspended until further notice.
Affected EnergyOne Gym members and SAFRA interest group (IG) members will have their gym and IG membership validity periods automatically extended by a duration equivalent to mandated facility closures and cancellation of IG activities.
SAFRA membership services will also resume at all SAFRA clubs from 19 June 2020, including membership application/renewal and card processing, collection and redemption of gifts. Collection of Treats & Deals vouchers will resume on 20 Jun 2020.
The safety of our members and the community remains our top priority and SAFRA will strictly adhere to all safety measures and guidelines issued by the government.
Games rooms at SAFRA clubs will adhere to mandatory enhanced safe distancing measures and group size restrictions.
SAFRA reserves the right to turn away users who do not comply with the guidelines. Any user who breaches the guidelines shall be liable to disciplinary action and will be referred to the authorities.
SAFRA Swimming Pools will resume operations from the 22 June 2020 onwards. Venue capacity of 50 pax at any one time. Only SAFRA members will be permitted entry. Strictly no signing in of guest.
Safety Measures in line with SportSG advisory / Singapore Swimming Association
Note: SAFRA Staff / Safe Distancing Ambassadors will be deployed to ensure users adhere to safe management measures. SAFRA reserves the right to turn away users to avoid overcrowding within these facilities. Individuals who feel unwell, should not visit our pools and are to seek medical attention.
SAFRA EnergyOne gyms will reopen from Friday, 19 June 2020, as Singapore enters Phase Two of the post-circuit breaker period. Operating hours will remain at 6.30am to 10.30pm daily.
Our gyms will adhere to the mandatory measures announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce and Sport Singapore as follows:
SafeEntry: All visitors to the gym will be required to check-in and check-out using SafeEntry to facilitate contact tracing.
Maximum Capacity: Each gym can only admit up to 50 persons at any point in time. When the maximum capacity is reached, subsequent visitors will have to wait in queue to enter. Members who plan to visit the gym will be able to get real time indications of the patronage at each EnergyOne gym through the mSAFRA app.
Safe Distancing: Gym users should maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres apart while exercising on equipment. Many of our gym equipment have been repositioned, while some are deactivated, to enable users to maintain the required distance. Other areas within our gyms (such as the waiting queue at the customer service counter and changing rooms) will adhere to the safe distance of at least 1 metre.
Wearing of Masks: Masks have to be worn at all times. Gym users may only take them off when engaging in strenuous exercise such as while using the cardio machines.
Safe Management Officer: A safe management officer will be at each gym to closely monitor and ensure compliance by all gym users. Your safety is our top priority and we seek your kind understanding and coorporation.
Additional Safety Measures
To ensure the safety and well-being of our gym users, several additional measures will also be introduced progressively over the next two weeks.
Sanitising Mats: To disinfect the shoe soles of visitors, sanitising mats will be placed at all entrances to EnergyOne gyms. When a person steps onto the mat, the disinfection solution will be pushed into the treads of the footwear to sanitise it.
Self-Disinfecting Coating: All gym equipment and commonly touched surfaces will also be applied with a self-disinfecting coating. The SDPro anti-microbial coating kills viruses, bacteria and fungi when it comes into contact with the treated surfaces, but is safe on human skin. It is able to remain in place even with repeated cleaning as it adheres tightly to surfaces at a molecular level, and can last for up to 6 months with each application.
Sanitising Wipes: Gym users will be encouraged to clean the equipment after use with sanitising wipes that will be made readily available through dispensers located at different parts of the gym. This is in addition to the provision of hand sanitisers and the stepped up cleaning frequency of equipment and common areas by EnergyOne to ensure a high level of hygiene.
Shields Between Cardio Equipment: As part of a trial, shields will be installed between cardio machines such as treadmills, stationary bikes and steppers at the SAFRA Punggol gym as an additional safety barrier to minimise the dispersion of respiratory droplets while gym users engage in high intensity workout. These shields will also be applied with the self-disinfecting coating and cleaned frequently. The shields will be reviewed subsequently for other gyms.
Streaming Fitness Programmes: Members can tune in to a wider range of online fitness programmes at our EnergyOne Facebook page to support you in your fitness journey. There will be live stream training sessions ranging from strength to interval training workouts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These will be conducted by our fitness instructors at 12.30pm so that you can squeeze in some exercise during lunchtime even when you work from home.
Others: Steam rooms and Jacuzzis will remain closed.
Affected EnergyOne Gym members will have their gym and IG membership validity periods automatically extended by a duration equivalent to mandated facility closures.
NATIONAL DIGITAL CHECK-IN SYSTEM TO BE INTRODUCED AT ALL SAFRA CLUBS
The SafeEntry national digital check-in system, which logs visitors’ and employees’ names, NRIC/FINs and mobile numbers to facilitate contact tracing, will be deployed at all SAFRA clubs from 12 May 2020.
Each club will have a unique QR code displayed at the entry checkpoint for visitors to scan to check in. The same unique QR code will also be displayed at the exit point for visitors to scan upon check-out.
The following are the simple steps on how to use SafeEntry at our clubs:
Visitors who do not have smartphones or are unable to access SafeEntry may still check in by providing your NRIC, driver’s license or TransitLink concession cards for barcode scanning upon entry and exit, or provide these details to our checkpoint employees for manual submission.
The check-in process via SafeEntry complements the mandatory temperature checks and declarations on health and travel history that are still required to gain entry to SAFRA clubs. These efforts are aimed at further enhancing safety for our members and the community as the circuit breaker measures are gradually eased by the authorities.
JUST RETURNED FROM OVERSEAS?
All individuals who have returned from overseas are advised to refrain from visiting SAFRA clubs and participating in events for a period of 14 days upon their return to Singapore.
If you have a fever or any respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose or shortness of breath), kindly also see a doctor and stay at home.
MANDATORY TEMPERATURE TAKING & DECLARATION
Mandatory temperature taking will be implemented at all SAFRA clubs and SAFRA-organised events held at external venues. As a precautionary measure, all visitors and participants are required to have their temperatures taken and fill in a questionnaire to declare their travel history and contact details to facilitate contact tracing (if required) before gaining entry.
We regret to inform you that entry will not be allowed if you have any of the following:
Fever (38°C and above)
Any respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose or shortness of breath)
Returned from overseas within the past 14 days
Been in close contact with any confirmed case(s) within the past 14 days
PRACTISE GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has also advised the public to remain vigilant and adopt good personal hygiene practices:
It is mandatory for all persons to wear a mask when leaving their homes. Individuals may remove their mask while engaging in strenuous exercise, but they must put it back on after completing exercise
Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness
Avoid touching your face
Wash your hands frequently with soap
Cover your mouth with a tissue paper when coughing or sneezing, and dispose the soiled tissue paper in the rubbish bin immediately
Monitor your temperature twice a day
CLOSURE OF TURANDOT MUSIC RESTAURANT BAR AT SAFRA MOUNT FABER
ENERGYONE GYM AT SAFRA PUNGGOL REOPENED AFTER BEING THOROUGHLY CLEANSED & DISINFECTED
JOY GARDEN RESTAURANT AT SAFRA JURONG HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY CLEANSED & DISINFECTED
SAFRA will continue to closely monitor the situation and keep members updated.
Members can also visit the MOH information portal (www.moh.gov.sg) for the latest updates on the COVID-19 infection.
Please feel free to approach our Customer Service Officers or employees for assistance