Date : 02-05-2020

Dear Dietitian Members,


The Ministry of Health has recently reviewed continuity plans for outpatient allied health services in non-public healthcare institutions in view of the extended circuit breaker. These measures will take effect from 29th of April to 17th of May 2020. (MOH Circular no 104/2020) 


The provision of allied health services in Nursing Homes (NH) has also been restricted to balance service continuity and risks. With effect from 24 April 2020, Dietitians and other AHPs working in Nursing Homes are restricted to only one NH during the circuit breaker period. (AIC advisory)  


To be able to provide the dietetic services as outlined in the MOH circular you are required to submit a general application form available on the Ministry of Trade and Industry website: by 3rd of May 2020. 


Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.


Summary of Key Points:

  1. Essential services are those if not provided or performed would result in a significant or rapid deterioration of the patient's/client's condition and potentially threaten their health and wellbeing.
  2. Prioritise the 1-to-1 sessions for clients who need essential services and continue to use telehealth most of the time.
  3. Your clinic can be opened for 1-to-1 sessions to provide the essential services on Mondays if the last digit of your Unique Entity Number (UEN) is an EVEN number and Wednesdays if it is an ODD number.
  4. Each AHP must adhere to only ONE in-person place of practice. You can conduct your 1-to-1 sessions in the clinic or home.
  5. Each dietitian can see up to 6 clients (sessions) within 8 hours between 9am to 5 pm on the specified day.