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NEA To Open Choa Chu Kang Cemetery And All Government-Managed Columbaria From 19 June 2020

16 Jun 2020

Families visiting Choa Chu Kang Cemetery are advised to stagger their visits according to the completion of grass cutting schedules at the cemetery, and to exercise care when moving within the cemetery compound if they have to visit before then

Singapore, 16 June 2020 – With the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s announcement of the start of Phase Two after 18 June 2020, 2359 hours, visits to Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and all government-managed columbaria (Choa Chu Kang, Mandai and Yishun) will be permitted, with effect from 19 June 2020.

2          Visitors to our facilities should remember to wear masks, and maintain safe distancing of at least one metre at all times. Families who visit in groups are advised to limit the group size to not more than five persons. They are also reminded to keep themselves and others around them safe by observing good hygiene habits, such as binning their litter and keeping our shared spaces clean.

3          Those who feel unwell or are sick should stay at home, see a doctor, and avoid visiting our facilities. As crowds are expected in the early part of Phase Two, visitors are advised to not prolong their stay at the cemetery or columbaria, or visit during the later part of Phase Two instead. Families are also advised to avoid bringing along elderly family members or young children. 

4          For cremations, burial services and funeral wakes, attendance shall be kept to twenty persons or fewer at any one time, up from the previous limit of ten persons, while maintaining safe distancing of at least one metre at all times.  

Exercise Due Care When Moving Around CCK Cemetery

5          Since the Circuit Breaker rules kicked in on 7 April 2020, grass cutting of the common areas at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery had been affected, due to the shortage of workers available to perform such services. Despite accelerating the grass cutting plan with the easing of Circuit Breaker measures since 2 June 2020, not all the burial plots will have had their grass cut by the start of Phase Two on 19 June 2020. We therefore seek visitors’ understanding to plan their visits according to the phased completion of grass cutting works. See Annex A for schedule.

6          If visits have to be made ahead of the completion of grass cutting, visitors are strongly advised to exercise care and caution, by donning protective footwear, and watching out for potholes, cracks, uneven or rough surfaces on pathways or terrain, when moving around or walking within the cemetery compound. They may also wish to apply insect repellent as a precautionary measure. Safety advisory signages will be put up at burial blocks that are pending grass cutting services. NEA officers will also be deployed around these burial blocks, to oversee the safety of our visitors.

7          Office opening hours and useful contact numbers are available in Annex B.

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Annex A - Grass cutting

Annex B

Useful Contact Numbers & Office Opening Hours

S/N:

Facility:

Opening Hours:

Contact Number:

1

NEA Contact Centre

8.30am – 6.00pm (Monday – Friday)

6225 5632

2

Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Office

8.30am – 4.30pm (Monday – Sunday)

Closed for lunch from 1.00pm – 2.00pm

6793 7428

3

Choa Chu Kang Columbarium Office

8.30am – 4.30pm (Monday – Friday)

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Closed for lunch from 12.30pm – 1.30pm 

6795 9731

4

Choa Chu Kang Claims and Registration Office for Exhumation Programme

(Strictly by appointment only. No walk-ins)

8.30am – 4.30pm (Monday – Friday)

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Closed for lunch from 12.30pm – 1.30pm

6795 5511

(Please call for appointment)

5

Mandai Crematorium & Columbarium Office

8.30am – 4.30pm (Monday – Sunday, closed for lunch from 1.00pm – 2.00pm)

6554 5655