2 May 2021

UPDATE ON COVID CASE AT CORNERSTONE BUGIS

 

Dear Cornerstonians

We hope you’ve had a restful May Day break.

On 28 April 2021, Cornerstone was alerted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) about a possible Covid case who attended our 9.30am Bugis service on 25 April 2021. The attendee had tested positive, though asymptomatic.

The church leadership took the immediate precautionary measure of suspending our services at Bugis on 2 and 9 May 2021, to safeguard the interests and welfare of our members, attendees and community at large.

We are relieved to announce that the Health Ministry’s latest report on 1 May 2021 after serological tests conducted on the individual indicated that it was most likely a past infection. The individual is therefore non-infectious and in no way poses any health risk. We are also glad that those who have been under quarantine as a result have all been cleared and released from their Quarantine Order (QO).

This is tremendous news for us and we rejoice and thank God for the good outcome!

As such, our Cornerstone Bugis services will no longer be suspended next Sunday on 9 May. Services will resume at the Joyden Hall, Bugis+ at 9.30am and 11am.

While we are thankful about the good outcome, we are reminded of the need to be constantly vigilant and to keep observing all the necessary safety protocols. This is so that we, as a church, can continue gathering in a safe and responsible way.

Again, we would like to remind those who are unwell to stay home and join us for our services via livestream.

Your spiritual and physical well-being remains our utmost priority.


29 April 2021

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE AT CORNERSTONE BUGIS ON 25 APRIL 2021

 

On 28 April 2021 at approximately 11am, we were alerted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that an attendee who visited our Cornerstone Bugis location in Joyden Hall, was identified as a confirmed Covid case. The individual had attended the 9.30am service on 25 April 2021 and had been asymptomatic.  

Precautionary measures were fully in place and adhered to throughout the services. These include safe-distancing, temperature-taking, zoning of seats, sanitisation between services, and the wearing of masks.  

Cornerstone has been in touch with MOH to provide the necessary information of those who may have been in proximity with the patient. These individuals would have been notified by MOH. All other attendees at the said location and timing need not be anxious, but should continue monitoring their health for 14 days. 

The affected premises at Joyden Hall has also been thoroughly disinfected and cleaned by the venue operator, in accordance with the National Environment Agency (NEA) guidelines.

MOH has stated in its advisory that there is no need to avoid places where confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been, and that services at Bugis may continue.  

However, the leadership at Cornerstone has decided to take the additional precautionary measure of temporarily suspending services at our Cornerstone Bugis location for two weeks on 2 and 9 May 2021. This is with the well-being and safety of our attendees and the broader community in mind. 

Weekend services at our other location in Katong will continue uninterrupted with safe-management protocols in place. Livestreamed services will be made available for our online audience as well.

Cornerstone is committed to maintaining vigilance in playing our part to combat Covid-19 and reminds all attendees to exercise responsibility in staying home if unwell.

Let’s keep the affected individual and family in prayer as we trust the Lord for speedy recovery.