Singapore experiences haze from time to time, usually caused by dry seasons, changes in wind direction, and when rainfall is low.
The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) measures the air quality and indicates the severity of haze. A PSI reading of 101 and above is deemed unhealthy. In most cases, it is still safe to carry on with outdoor activities. However, you should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and individuals with existing chronic heart and lung conditions should ensure that medications are on hand and readily available.
Reducing outdoor activities and physical exertion can help limit the ill effects from haze exposure.
Here at National Sailing Centre, we constantly monitor the PSI readings and shall make decisions as to whether training should be continued or to be held indoors. However, all trainees must inform their respective coaches of their daily health condition. Do report if you are unwell or fit enough to continue to train outdoors.
Here is the link for you to refer and note on the various modes of safety operations when it comes to dealing with haze at NSC.
While this advisory provides general precautionary advice, each individual’s reaction to pollutants may vary. The amount of physical activity or exertion that can be performed outdoors during haze periods also differs according to an individual’s health status or capacity. Once again, sailors who are not feeling well should inform their coaches or even seek medical attention before coming to train.