This lesson package is a part of our COVID-19 Educational Resource Series.

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On 3 April 2020, PM Lee announced a series of ”circuit breaker” measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 locally. The measures will be in place from 7 April to 4 May, restricting movement and tightening social distancing measures. These measures has impact on our families, friends & communities, work, school and personal lives.

Of the many transitions we have to make as a population as we embark on the circuit breaker measures, one pertinent change is spending a lot more time as a family at home. Parents and elder siblings might be working from home, schooling children are doing their Home-based Learning (HBL), even the recruits in Basic Military Training (BMT) are sent home. All members of the family are to stay home, except to buy food/ essentials, to seek urgent medical care or to exercise. Suddenly, with everyone at home, how we do transition into this month as a family?


  • Understand the context and rationale for circuit breaker measures
  • Explore the impact on family life and family dynamics
  • Look for opportunities to reconnect meaningfully with family, and to see personal responsibilities in being a responsible and contributing member of the family
Lesson package includes:

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