What are the DORSCON alert levels?

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Learn more about DORSCON or 'Disease Outbreak Response System Condition' alert levels, from green, yellow, orange to red.

What are DORSCON alert levels?

DORSCON or ‘Disease Outbreak Response System Condition’ is a color-coded framework developed and used by Singapore government to indicate the current situation of disease outbreak.

The framework includes the classification of the alert levels (ranging from green, yellow, orange to red), impact on daily life and advice to public.

As Singapore is an open economy and a major transport hub, the DORSCON framework also takes into account the global situation of the disease, on top of the local situation. 

DORSCON Alert Levels

Green

  • Nature of disease: Disease is mild OR Disease is severe but does not spread easily from person to person
  • Impact on daily life: Minimal disruption e.g. border screening, travel advice
  • Advice to public:
    • Be socially responsible: if you are sick, stay at home
    • Maintain good personal hygiene
    • Look out for health advisories

Yellow

  • Nature of disease: Disease is severe and spreads easily from person to person but is occurring outside of Singapore OR Disease is spreading in Singapore but is
    • Typically mild i.e only slightly more severe than seasonal influenza. Could be severe in vulnerable groups. OR
    • Being contained.
  • Impact on daily life: Minimal disruption e.g. additional measures at border and/or healthcare settings expected, higher work and school absenteeism likely
  • Advice to public:
    • Be socially responsible: if you are sick, stay at home
    • Maintain good personal hygiene
    • Look out for health advisories

Orange

  • Nature of disease: Disease is severe and spreads easily from person to person but disease has not spread widely in Singapore and is being contained.
  • Impact on daily life: Moderate disruption e.g. quarantine, temperature screening, visitor restrictions at hospitals
  • Advice to public:
    • Be socially responsible: if you are sick, stay at home
    • Maintain good personal hygiene
    • Look out for health advisories
    • Comply with control measures

Red

  • Nature of disease: Disease is severe and is spreading widely
  • Impact on daily life: Major disruption e.g. school closures, work from home orders, significant number of deaths
  • Advice to public:
    • Be socially responsible: if you are sick, stay at home
    • Maintain good personal hygiene
    • Look out for health advisories
    • Comply with control measures
    • Practise social distancing: avoid crowded areas

Source: gov.sg

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