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Dear media friends,
Please note that the attached media release is an update from the copy circulated by MCI at 6pm today.
MSF has announced that preschools and early intervention centres will gradually reopen from 2 June 2020, to allow young children to continue learning and to support parents as they return to work. The centres will reopen in phases, emphasising safety and minimising the risk of transmission.
2 From 2 June 2020, preschools will begin to resume general services, to support parents who are ready to send their children back to preschools:
3 EI centres providing the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) and centres on the Pilot for Private Intervention Providers (PPIP) scheme will also reopen from 2 June 2020 in phases, starting with in-person intervention for children with higher needs, or who are only attending EI centres.
4 The full details of the announcement can be found in the attached media release. This evening, Minister Desmond Lee, Minister of State Sam Tan, and Senior Parliamentary Secretary Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim will upload Facebook posts addressing this announcement. Their posts may be reported on.