Survival Tips for Caregivers on Quarantine Order

Survival Tips for Caregivers Serving Quarantine with Special Needs Dependents

Inform and Enquire

  1. Inform the MOH officer serving the Quarantine Order (QO) about your dependent’s special needs or disabilities
  2. Request that you be allowed to serve QO together with your dependent
  3. Request for the name of the QO facility so you can prepare your dependent mentally


Share social stories with your dependent. Examples can be found in

Things To Pack for Quarantine Order – For Special Needs Caregivers and Dependents
  • Daily medication and supplements for 3 weeks
  • Communication devices (e.g. AAC, PECS book + social story)
  • Favourite foods
  • Electronic gadgets, chargers & an extension cord
  • Sensory regulation / calming tools, activities or toys
  • Things to calm yourself down
  • Cleaning & dishwashing liquid, sponge, cloth, wet wipes
  • 2 sets of sports of casual attire (for exercising)
  • Clothes hangers & pegs, laundry detergent & toiletries
Helplines for Caregivers Serving Quarantine Order

For Urgent Help

  • MOH Emergency Line: 1800 333 9999 (24 hours)
  • National Care Hotline: 1800 202 6868 (8am to 12am daily)
  • SOS Hotline: 1800 221 4444 (24 hours)

For Non-Urgent Help

  • CaringSG Limited (support for special needs caregivers):
    • Email:
    • WhatsApp: 80233150
    • (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, excluding public holidays)
  • Caregivers Alliance Singapore (support for caregivers of persons with mental health issues):
    • West Cluster: 97207590 / 97707996
    • Central Cluster: 97298628 / 98267115
    • East Cluster: 97369170
    • (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, excluding public holidays)
An A4 printable version of the full infographic is attached below.

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