Thekchen Choling (TCCL) COVID-19 Notice
In view of the current COVID-19 situation in Singapore, TCCL follows closely the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to minimize the spread of COVID-19. With reference to MOH's latest COVID-19 measures released on 24 Mar 2020, TCCL will be implementing the following precautionary measures to ensure the continuity of our promised services whilst protecting the health and wellbeing of all our employees and devotees.
1. Entry & Access Controls
Restricted access to Temple Main Hall and Relic Hall at 38 Foch Road
Effective 25 Mar 2020, the Main Hall of the temple and the Relic Hall will be closed to public.
Only Sanghas, staff and designated volunteers are allowed to enter.
Barricading of Temple Perimeters
For public safety, TCCL has erected barricades around the temple vicinity to stop congregation of masses near the temple.
2. Work Arrangements to ensure continuity of services for devotees
As part of TCCL Operations Continuity Plan (TOCP), we have implemented rotational teams (Sanghas, staff and volunteers) to ensure that the ongoing and scheduled prayer services are not compromised. Our Sanghas and staff will continue with the daily prayers under this new arrangement.
3. Online Prayers and Teachings
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we invite all devotees and the public to join us online via TCCL FB Live for our Prayer sessions as well as the weekly English and Mandarin teachings.
4. Register and make offerings online
TCCL strongly encourage all devotees to register and make their offerings online via the TCCL website https://thekchencholing.org/.
5. Personalized Pujas and Consultations
For devotees who had signed up for the personalized pujas with us, we will conduct the pujas and inform you via WhatsApp or Telegram after the pujas are completed.
6. Precautionary Measures at temple premises
During this coronavirus outbreak period, we do not advise devotees to visit the temple.
All devotees are encouraged to access our services online.
We will be enforcing the following Precautionary Measures for visitors to the temple:
Sanitization of their hands
Have their temperature taken
Fill up the contact tracing form
Social Distancing will be in place
7. Arrangements for the Qing Ming Festival
Tablets for ancestors and dearly departed
Tablets and offerings for devotees who had signed up for this year’s Qing Ming Festival will be put up accordingly. Our Sanghas and staff will manage the offerings and dedicate the prayers for your ancestors and dearly departed respectively.
For the ancestral and dearly departed tablets in the Relic Hall at 38 Foch Road, a dedicated Sangha has been assigned to perform daily prayers recitation for your ancestors and dearly departed during the Qing Ming Festival period.
Gratitude and Remembrance Package
In view of the current COVID-19 Situation, to aid devotees in continuing the Qing Ming Tradition, TCCL has introduced the “Gratitude & Remembrance Package” which consists of 10 essential prayer items and our Sanghas will recite and make this offering on your behalf to your dearly departed one. Devotees may also visit the TCCL website for more Qing Ming Festival offerings: www.thekchencholing.org/QM
Postponement of the “Bountiful Food Charity to Wandering Spirits”
The original ceremony scheduled on 4th April 2020 will be postpone to a later date.
8. Please support our causes
Donations and contributions from devotees and the public are important for us to continue our good cause.
If you would like to support us, please click here or donate through PayNow using this QR Code.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope to seek your understanding during this difficult time as we combat the coronavirus outbreak together as a nation.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at +65 6466 3720 or www.thekchencholing.org/support/help.
Thank you for your continuous faith and support!
Stay Home. Be Safe. Let Us Do The Praying For You.
With Love and Prayers,
Thekchen Choling (Singapore)