FAQs about Health Risk Warning (HRW)
[With effect from 11 Oct 2021]
MOH will no longer issue Quarantine Orders. Instead, MOH will issue a revised Health Risk Warning (HRW) to close contacts of COVID cases, including their household members
General Information on Health Risk Warning
Who will receive a Health Risk Warning?
If you have been identified to be close contacts of a COVID positive case, based on TraceTogether / SafeEntry records, or if you are a household member of a COVID positive case, you will receive a Health Risk Warning (HRW) via SMS.
How does MOH determine if someone is in close contact with a confirmed case?
How can I tell if the HRW notification is not a scam?
I’ve been to an affected area but didn’t receive a Health Risk Warning (HRW) notification. Should I be concerned?
I received a Health Risk Warning (HRW) via SMS. Can I claim compensation for the time lost at work due to self-isolation?
You cannot claim compensation for the time spent under Health Risk Warning (HRW)
I received a Health Risk Warning (HRW) via SMS, but I have a COVID-19 vaccination appointment soon. Can I still go for it?
Under Health Risk Warning
When you receive an HRW, you need to do the following immediate action:
- Acknowledge your HRW by clicking on this link.
- You are legally required to take an ART self-test within 24 hours and self-isolate immediately until you test negative.
- Submit your result at this link. Only the first ART result needs to be submitted online.
DAY 2 – 6
Stay home as much as possible
If you need to leave your house, you must do an ART self-test once per day before leaving your home
- If your test ART is negative: You can leave your house for the essential activity. Take another ART test the next day you need to leave the house. You should still complete the 7-day monitoring period
- If you test ART positive, please refer to this page. If you feel unwell at any point, please refer to this page
You can collect ART kits from a nearby vending machine, and return home immediately. For locations of these vending machines, click here.
The rest of your household not on HRW are free to carry out their normal activities.
If you develop symptoms, go to a Swab and Send Home (SASH) clinic, where the doctor will assess and advise you on your next steps.
Do a final ART self-test. You are not required to submit this ART result online.
- If you test ART negative, you may resume normal activities.
- If you test ART positive, please refer to this page.
If you feel unwell, please refer to this page.
Can I go out to buy food, see a doctor, or go to work or school?
You received a Health Risk Warning (HRW) SMS as you are a close contact with a COVID-19 case, or living with someone who is under Home Recovery. Should you need to leave your home over the next 7 days, you will need to take an ART self-test and test negative before you leave.
Where can I collect the ART self-test kits from the vending machines?
You can collect the ART self-test kits from vending machines in these venues.
Please bring along your Singapore-issued identification document, e.g. NRIC/FIN, student pass, or birth certificate with a barcode, as you will need to scan it at the vending machine.
About household members
A member of my household tested positive on the Antigen Rapid Test (ART). What should I do?
If negative: you may leave your home.
If positive: follow the instructions here
MaNaDr is one of the Telemedicine Providers under Home Recovery Programme by MOH, Singapore.
If you feel unwell during your home recovery, do consult our Doctors via the app. All these Teleconsultations are fully supported by MOH, Singapore. Teleconsultation will be conducted via MaNadr app
Source: Singapore Ministry of Health
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