Normally, the Singapore flag is only allowed to be flown during the National Day celebrations period from 1 July to 30 September each year. However, this rule has been changed for this period for people to put up the Singapore flag from now till 30 September 2020.
Fly the Singapore Flag from Now Till 30 September to Show Solidarity
According to a post on President Halimah Yacob’s Facebook page, “In view of this difficult time of COVID-19, many Singaporeans have asked to be allowed to display our Flag beyond that usual period, so that we can express our unity with one another.”
In light of the requests to be put up the Singapore flag as a sign of solidarity during these challenging COVID-19 times, the Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem Rules
have been changed to allow the Singapore National Flag to be flown from now till 30 September 2020.
President Halimah’s went on to say on her Facebook post, “The days ahead will remain challenging, as we continue to fight the COVID-19 virus. However, I am confident with our collective courage and tenacity, we will be able to pull through this together. I am proud to see our fellow Singaporeans working hard at the frontline, helping one another, and managing challenges to stay at home for Singapore.”
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For those who don’t own a flag, a softcopy of the Singapore Flag can be downloaded from here to be printed out for display.
Guidelines on how the Singapore flag should be correctly displayed can be found here.
So, put up the flag to show support for our loved ones, our frontline healthcare workers and our fellow Singaporeans. We are Singapore!