Here’s a handy list of websites and apps to keep you in the loop on coronavirus updates and guide you through life during Covid-19.
Covid-19 is all anyone can talk about these days. No surprise, since the virus has disrupted lives all across the globe. But if you’re getting a little overwhelmed by information overload and unsure about the latest Covid-19 updates (or which viral messages are scams), we feel you. That’s why we’ve compiled a convenient list of useful resources to help you stay safe and sane while the coronavirus fight goes on. You’ll want to bookmark these for news and home essentials!
Psst: Also check out our #StayHome Noticeboard, which supports the community with free shout-outs for local businesses and services.
All the official updates
1. For government announcements, clarifications on fake news, alerts on scams, and a breakdown on the number of coronavirus cases in Singapore (updated daily), look no further than the Ministry of Health.
2. To get daily updates on Covid-19 cases in Singapore and circuit breaker measures, sign up for the Gov.sg WhatsApp subscription. It’ll save you time refreshing the pages of news outlets.
3. Haven’t downloaded the TraceTogether app yet? Time to get on it to make the jobs of contact tracers a lot easier.
4. Another official app, OneService lets you report hotspots where people aren’t practising safe distancing, basically encouraging you to snap a photo of others breaking the rules.
5. Anyone hit hard by Covid-19 and uncertain about which grants, funds and finance packages the government offers can click on Support Go Where.
6. Need a breath of fresh air? Head to your nearby park or green space for some exercise. But first, keep tabs on the Safe Distance @ Parks website to see where the crowds are.
7. If you’re heading out to grab groceries or stock up on essentials, visit Space Out before leaving your home to find out which malls, supermarkets and post offices are less crowded.
8. Those whose livelihoods have been affected by the Covid-19 situation can check out the Virtual Career Fair to find employment opportunities.
9. For more official answers to your questions, approach the Covid-19 Info Bot and ask away.
Essentials for the home
10. No time to hit up the supermarket? Order all your fresh produce from online grocers.
11. If you’re not one to slave away in the kitchen, consider subscribing to healthy meal delivery services instead. No meal prep, no cleanup!
12. Alternatively, these great restaurants deliver right to your doorstep – from brunch bites to plant-based fare to good ‘ol comfort food.
13. To go with your meal, get a couple of cocktails (or beers) for a boozy takeaway or delivery from some of Singapore’s best bars.
14. Hands up if you’re perpetually in search of promo codes. We’ve got a bunch of deals and discounts from restaurants and food delivery apps during circuit breaker season.
15. Need to find a Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) near you? More than 900 places are on the Flu Go Where list, which you can filter easily via street name or postal code.
16. It’s easy to get paranoid about every little cough and sneeze, but fret not. If you’re feeling under the weather, use this symptom checker to get an immediate recommendation on what you should do next.
18. Anyone struggling with family relationships at home can visit CPH Online Counselling to talk to a counsellor through live chat or email.
19. For your healthcare concerns, try Better Health to speak with clinical doctors via tele-consultations and receive quick medical attention for common illnesses.
Your WFH guide
22. Constantly coming up with new things to do each day isn’t the easiest. That’s why we’ve got you covered with plenty of fun #stayhome suggestions.
23. Health is the most important, so stay strong with these useful tips to keep your fitness levels up.
25. Now’s the time for self-development, so try marketing and coaching resources to boost your career. Best of all, they’re free.
26. Let’s not forget that a great workspace can be conducive to WFH efficiency. So let these fab home offices from around the world be your inspiration.
27. Since we’re stuck at home, everyone’s now an amateur baker. Jump on board the #quarantinebaking bandwagon with sweet and savoury recipes that’ll make your kitchen smell like heaven.
29. Don’t let your skincare routine fall by the wayside! Switch things up instead with these tips for beauty junkies.
Get your entertainment online
30. So you’ve run out of ways to keep yourself occupied? Here are 50 fab (and free!) things to do online when you’re bored.
31. We’re home, but not alone. Stay connected to your loved ones with virtual game nights, watch parties and other cool socially-distanced ideas.
32. For your dose of the warm fuzzies, binge-watch your way through feel-good movies and TV shows. Just to escape from real life for a minute.
33. Podcasts are the new in thing. Get your audio entertainment from ones that feature crime stories, local happenings and all kinds of hilarious stuff.
34. Forget the news. Here are the social media trends everyone’s obsessed with these days.
Support our neighbours
35. Now’s the time to #supportlocal. You can do it by donating, buying merch or gift cards, ordering direct from eateries, and more.
36. For the kind souls among us, here are all the community initiatives and Covid-19 relief efforts you can help with.
37. To find more initiatives leading the charge against the coronavirus, check out SGUnited to discover how you can volunteer, donate or lend a hand.
Other useful community sites
38. Wondering what you can and cannot do during the circuit breaker period? Easy. Get your questions answered (literally) on CanIGo.sg, a totally Singlish site that will crack you up with its responses.
39. The quirky I Am A CCB (Community Circuit Breaker) site features polls on how people are feeling and what’s on their mind each day – so you know you’re not alone! It also dabbles in free online entertainment, food delivery deals and offers help on how to locate a clinic near you.
40. Offer up your gratitude and appreciation to frontline workers in solidarity with Salute SG, which encourages the public to use tweets and IG posts as a token of thanks.