Public areas with high human traffic are typically cleaned more frequently compared to other areas. For example, areas popular with tourists, including Orchard Road, Chinatown and Bugis are cleaned almost hourly. In light of the COVID-19 situation, NEA has increased the cleaning frequency of frequently touched surfaces and public spaces with high human traffic like hawker centres. NEA has also provided guidance to Management Corporation Strata Titles and Town Councils on how to improve their cleaning standards and ensure proper cleaning of surfaces and areas, particularly in areas where there is high public access.
Since the end of January 2020, NEA has stepped up our inspection of public toilets to plug hygiene gaps like inadequate or missing liquid soap. We will also increase enforcement efforts against public hygiene offences, like spitting and littering to safeguard public health.