You may have already heard from news outlets that the church was visited by a COVID-19 patient on 16 Jan between 4.40pm and 6.40pm. We confirm that the COVID-19 patient is a member of our church who attended our Saturday Bilingual Service at the said date and time. At the time of the Worship Service, the member was asymptomatic and did not have any fever. This member only experienced flu-like symptoms on 18 Jan and tested positive upon a visit to the doctor.
The church has been contacted by MOH, and those who were in close contact with the affected member have been placed on Quarantine Order (QO) or Stay Home Notice (SHN). In line with MOH’s directives, we ask all members who attended Saturday Bilingual Service on 16 Jan to monitor your health over the next 14 days. Please be assured that we adhere to a strict hygiene standard and the church premises are thoroughly cleaned and wiped down after each use.
Following MOH's advise, the church will also be temporarily suspending all on-site Worship Services and church activities until 14 Feb. Please continue to participate in our Worship Services and church activities online. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and give further notice closer to 14 Feb.
We are in touch with the affected member who is recovering well and all immediate family members have tested negative for COVID-19 thus far. Do join us in praying for this member’s recovery and be reminded that in all things, God is sovereign.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the elders of the church. God Bless!
Church Management Board
20 Jan 2021
Further to the advisory sent on 20 Jan, it has been confirmed that the spouse of the affected member tested positive for COVID-19. The spouse was also present during the 16 Jan Saturday Bilingual Service.
This couple has a teen who has tested negative for COVID-19 and is currently under Quarantine Order (QO). This teen attended our 11:15am Teens for Christ Service on 17 Jan. (The affected couple did not attend any Worship Service in church on 17 Jan.) Our pastoral teams are currently getting in touch with the other attendees of the TC service to provide care and assistance in this matter.
We are happy to report that the affected member is recovering well and has been moved to a community hospital for recuperation. The spouse is currently warded at NCID but continues to be asymptomatic. Please uphold this family in prayer as they go through this difficult time.
By today, all fulltime staff and attendees of 2, 9 and 16 Jan Sat Bilingual Service will have taken their swab and serological tests. So far, the first batch of results for our fulltime staff, attendees of the 16 Jan Sat Bilingual Service and those on Quarantine Order have emerged negative. Professional disinfection and sanitisation have also been carried out at our church premises yesterday.
Please join us in praying for the situation as our leaders and staff continue to manage this incident and provide pastoral care to affected members. Do also continue to participate in our weekly Worship Services online this Sunday, as well as our Combined Church Prayer Meeting this Saturday. More information on how to access our online Worship Services and Combined Church Prayer Meeting will be sent shortly.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and give further updates when the situation warrants it. Please contact any Elder of our church should you have any queries.
May the peace of God be upon us all. God Bless!
Church Management Board