With additional measures having been announced by the Multi Ministry Taskforce to combat the spread of COVID-19, NParks has announced that some parks, gardens and nature reserves will be closed.
Closures in Parks, Gardens and Nature Reserves
These closures in parks, gardens and nature reserves include:
- Closure of all car parks in parks, gardens and nature reserves
- Closure of F&B outlets, convenience stores, retail and recreation outlets. This includes the food vending machines in parks
- Closure of the Exhibition Hall at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
- Closure of Lakeside Field, Butterfly Field, and the Oval at Jurong Lake Gardens
- Closures of the Nature Gallery, Chek Jawa Visitor Centre and Ubin camping areas and campsites at Pulau Ubin
- Closure of hot spring stations at Sembawang Hot Spring Park
- At Singapore Botanic Gardens, the National Orchid Garden will be closed, along with Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Heritage Museum, Ethnobotany Centre, Library, CDL Green Gallery, Seed Bank and the lawn at Eco Lake
- Sisters’ Islands Marine Park’s Marine Park Public Gallery will be closed
- Closure of Mangrove and Nature Galleries at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Other Facilities in Park That Are Closed
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To prevent gathering in groups and facilitate safe distancing, the following facilities are also closed in the parks:
- Playgrounds and Nature Playgardens
- Fishing areas
- Fitness corners/stations, football fields, and basketball/volleyball court facilities
- Dog runs
- Water play and water recreational facilities
- Beaches at East Coast Park, Changi Beach Park, Pasir Ris Park, Punggol Point, Sembawang Park and West Coast Park
In addition, NParks also advised that some of the parks such as TreeTop Walk and Southern Ridges could be closed temporarily if it gets too crowded.
Stay Home or Only Visit A Park Near You To Exercise Alone
Ideally, you should be staying at home during the Circuit Breaker period. However, if you need to head out to exercise, do so at a park or park connector in your neighbourhood. And do so alone. Remember to wear a mask unless you are engaging in strenuous exercise.
Do also note that gathering in groups in parks is not allow. This includes activities such as having picnics, photography, kite-flying, or playing games like frisbee and football.