Table 1

Different DORSCON levels

GreenYellowOrangeRed
Nature of the diseaseThe disease is mild.
Or
The disease is severe but does not spread easily from one person to another.
The disease is severe and easily spread from one person to another but occurring outside Singapore.
Or
The disease is spreading in Singapore but:
  1. Typically, mild: only slightly more severe than seasonal influenza, could be severe in vulnerable groups.

  2. Being contained.

The disease is severe and easily spread from one person to another, but the disease has not widely spread in Singapore and being contained.The disease is severe and spread widely.
Impact on daily lifeMinimal disruption: border screening and travel advice.Minimal disruption: additional measures at borders and/or healthcare settings expected, higher work and school absenteeism likely.Moderate disruption: temperature screening, quarantine and visitors’ restrictions at hospitals.Major disruption: School closures, works from home orders, significant numbers of deaths.
Advice to publicBe socially responsible: if you are sick stay at home.
Maintain good personal hygiene.
Look out for health advisories.
Be socially responsible: if you are sick stay at home.
Maintain good personal hygiene.
Look out for health advisories.
Be socially responsible: if you are sick stay at home.
Maintain good personal hygiene.
Look out for health advisories.
Comply with control measures.
Be socially responsible: if you are sick stay at home.
Maintain good personal hygiene.
Look out for health advisories.
Comply with control measures.
Practice social distancing: avoid crowded areas.
  • DORSCON, Disease Outbreak Response System Condition.