11 May 2020
CONVERSION OF SELECTED AREAS OF SINGAPORE RACECOURSE INTO COMMUNITY RECOVERY FACILITIES FOR FOREIGN WORKERS
The Government has announced a comprehensive medical strategy to ensure that individuals infected with COVID-19 receive prompt and quality medical treatment. This includes setting up Community Recovery Facilities (CRFs) to allow patients who remain well and clinically stable to recover from COVID-19. The CRFs are an integral part of the nationwide medical strategy to deploy medical resources optimally and prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed.
Tote Board and Singapore Turf Club are working with Government Agencies to temporarily convert selected areas of the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji – the Multi-Storey Carpark and Car Park B at the Racecourse and the sheltered arena at Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, into Community Recovery Facilities for recovering foreign workers. These selected areas are demarcated as restricted zones with no access to the public.
The construction and building works of the Community Recovery Facilities (CRFs) at the two areas are scheduled to be completed by end May 2020. The works will be carried out based on approved protocols and procedures by Government agencies, ensuring the safety and health of the workers and the equine facilities.
Tote Board and Singapore Turf Club stand united with Singapore and all Singaporeans in our common fight against COVID-19. We seek the understanding and patience of all stakeholders as all of us need to play our part to help Singapore overcome this COVID-19 challenge together.
Issued by the Corporate Communications Department
Singapore Turf Club
For enquiries, please contact:
Mr Brendan Sheares
Head, Corporate Communications
Ms Eunice Choy
Manager, Corporate Communications
Mr Josca Seow
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications
About the Singapore Turf Club
Founded in 1842, Singapore Turf Club (STC) with its world-class horse racing sports facilities is the oldest existing and only horse racing club in Singapore. It is a proprietary club of the Singapore Totalisator Board that manages and operates horse racing at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji.
With 178 years of history, STC provides the public with quality horse racing sports entertainment at the Singapore Racecourse on most Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout the year. STC regularly opens its premises and hosts a wide range of community, lifestyle, and recreational events and activities for the pubic to enjoy as part of its contributions to the community. In addition, surpluses from its operations are channeled to the Singapore Totalisator Board to fund causes in the following sectors, social service, community development, sports, the arts, education, and health.
For more information about Singapore Turf Club, please visit www.turfclub.com.sg