All national service personnel and newly-posted nurses who were asked to go on leave as part of measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, have been asked to resume work on Monday, 4 May 2020.
The affected personnel went on a one-month paid-leave from 26 March 2020 in a “special arrangement” put in place by the National Service Secretariat (NSS) “in order to protect all personnel from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, it explained in a statement.
The NSS added: “Note that those within the non-subvented institutions shall consult their institutions for new development”.
It continued: “National service personnel are to take note that their service ends on 1 September 2020 and schools across the country remain closed and will be opened at the appropriate time”.
“Management of the Scheme is committed to the safety and welfare of all national service personnel nationwide and, therefore, directs all user agencies and national service personnel to comply accordingly, and ensure the use of nose masks and sanitisers to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus“.