CAS Circuit Breaker Measures – Extended till 1 June 2020
Updated: Extended till 1 June 2020
In line with the stricter circuit breaker measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19, Children’s Aid Society (CAS) will implement the following operational changes at our Melrose Home and Melrose Care centres. The focus will be on ensuring our residents, clients and staff are safe, as we contribute to the overall provision of our essential services.
Impact on our Provision of Essential Services
1. Melrose Home (OPEN) – 35 Boon Lay Avenue, Singapore 649962
• From Mon 06 Apr 2020, Melrose Home will continue to operate to ensure continuity in caring for our residents. Our residents include students of primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and will be engaged in full home-based learning within Melrose Home, from Wed 08 Apr 2020 until after Mon 04 May 2020.
• During this month-long period (until after Mon 04 May 2020), we will need to suspend all visitations and other non-essential services provided by vendors and volunteers. Staff and residents will continue to uphold good personal hygiene standards and exercise strict safe distancing on premise.
• Donations and donation-in-kind contributions are still greatly appreciated and donors will only have access to office lobby to drop-off items.
2. Melrose Care (PHYSICAL PREMISE CLOSED) – Blk 557 #01-63, Woodlands Drive 53, Singapore 730557
• From Tue 07 Apr 2020, Melrose Care will close our physical premise but remain in operation (with clinicians working from home), to continue to respond to intake cases and support existing clients using various communication tools.
• Our clinician team stand ready to support from the public regarding any enquiry about our services or if they need help. Enquiries can be made to 6970 0971 during operating hours (Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm).
Thankful for the Community Support
We are very thankful to all staff, volunteers and Melrose Community partners for their cooperation and support in ensuring our safety plans work well and our young residents and client families’ health are prioritised.
In the next 4 weeks, we would all be challenged in our own ways, as we adapt to new work arrangements and potentially new stressors. There would be teething issues and discomforts during this period but we strive to stand united, cooperative and constructive with all stakeholders as we tide through this unprecedented challenge. #sgunited
We continue to seek donation support to sustain our care and operations. Thank you for your help and contribution!
– Monetary donations can be made online via Giving.sg – bit.ly/DonateToCAS
– NTUC vouchers or in-kind items are greatly appreciated – childrensaidsociety.org.sg