Government Advisories

As announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on 15 June, most businesses and services would reopen from 19 June onwards. ASPRI would like to remind members of the following information in preparation for 19 June.

1/3: Download and Activate Latest Version of TraceTogether Mobile App

On 27 May 2020, it was announced that the following groups of migrant workers will be required to download, activate, and maintain the latest version of the TraceTogether mobile app (latest version available since 4 June) to facilitate contact tracing, should there be an infection:

Workers staying in all dormitories (i.e. purpose-built dormitories, factory-converted dormitories, construction temporary quarters and temporary occupation licence quarters)

Work Permit and S-Pass holders who work in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors. 

In addition, the Safe Management Measures for the Process sector encourages all employees to download and activate the TraceTogether app. This is a final reminder for Work Permit and S-Pass holders in the Marine & Process sectors to download and register TraceTogether using their FINs by 19 June, 5.00pm

Note:

  • From 20 June, the downloading and registration of TraceTogether will be one of the criteria your worker has to fulfil to achieve a daily “Green” AccessCode on SGWorkPass to exit his dormitory for work.
  • According to MOM, from 20 June 2020 onwards, AccessCode and SGWorkPass will be programmed to check that all Work Permit and S-Pass holders in the Marine & Process sectors download and activate the TraceTogether app. This could eventually be extended to Employment pass holders as well.

 

2/3: Implementation of SafeEntry with Checks specifically for the Marine and Process Sectors

SafeEntry with checks specifically for the Marine & Process sectors is available to ensure that your entry checks incorporate sector-specific requirements such as the fulfillment of regular swabbing requirements, and use of TraceTogether.

To install SafeEntry with checks specifically for the Marine & Process sectors, please refer https://go.gov.sg/safeentry-construction-sites-guide

3/3: Changes to Border Measures

From 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, all travellers entering Singapore will be subject to a testing regime. More details on Singapore’s measures for inbound travellers in relation to COVID-19 can be found here.

All inbound and outbound travellers who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, and leave Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, respectively, will be required to pay for their COVID-19 tests, where applicable. In addition, incoming travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, will be required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, where applicable.

All Singaporeans and residents of Singapore are still advised to defer all travel abroad. However, essential business and official travel will be permitted under Green/ Fast Lane arrangements.

Post-Circuit Breaker Advisories

06 October 2020: Ministerial Statement – Oct 2020

01 October 2020: Minimising Work Disruption with a More Targeted Approach for Dormitory Quarantine

01 October 2020: Updates to PCM Advisories, Guidelines & Regulations

25 September 2020: Sectoral Support Package To Help Marine And Process Sector Adapt And Operate In COVID Safe Manner And Transform For Longer-Term Competitiveness

01 September 2020: Final Reminder To Employers To Ensure Workers Undergo Routine Testing By 5 September

31 August 2020: Extension of Temporary Change of Employer (COE) Scheme & Updated Requirements

30 August 2020: Advisory to employers on providing upkeep and maintenance of foreign workers living in dormitories

27 August 2020: Tightening of Work Pass Requirements

24 August 2020: Employers Required To Ensure Workers Undergo Routine Testing by 5 September

17 August 2020: Ministerial Statement on Continued Support for Workers and Jobs

15 August 2020: Advisory on movement of migrant workers between cleared dormitories

12 August 2020: BCA-MOM Joint Circular on the Implementation of Staggered Rest Days for Work Permit Holders and S Pass Holders in the Construction Sector from 19 August 2020

12 August 2020: Measures for Dormitory Residents to Enjoy Safe Rest Days

07 August 2020: Cohoting Exercise for Construction, Process and Marine Sector Workers Residing Within FEDA-Licensed Dormitories

01 August 2020: Foreign Worker Levy Waiver and Rebates Extended for Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process Sectors

20 July 2020: Over $4 billion to be disbursed from 29 Jul under the Jobs Support Scheme

17 July 2020: Advisory on Salary and Leave Arrangements for Foreign Workers

13 July 2020: COVID-19 Rental Relief Framework (for SMEs)

27 June 2020: Foreign Worker Levy Rebates Extended for Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process Sectors

27 June 2020: COVID-Safe Restart Criteria for PCM Companies

27 June 2020: COVID-Safe Restart Criteria for Energy & Chemicals (E&C) Plant Owners

27 June 2020: Advisory for a Safe Restart of PCM Sector

27 June 2020: Foreign Worker Levy Rebates Extended for Process Sector

23 June 2020: Indicative Timeline for Clearance of Dormitories

22 June 2020: FAQs on sending your foreign workers home safely

22 June 2020: The Safe Repatriation of Foreign Workers

15 June 2020: Moving into Phase Two of re-opening

15 June 2020: Gradual Re-opening of Travel and Changes to Border Measures  

10 June 2020: Workers in Dormitories Returning to Work and Updates on AccessCode

08 June 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on COVID-19

03 June 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Swab Tests (offered by EDB and HPB)

02 June 2020: Status of cleared dormitories and dormitories due to be cleared

01 June 2020: Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask?

01 June 2020: FAQs for a Safe and Controlled Restart of the PCM sector

01 June 2020: COVID-Safe Restart Criteria for Energy & Chemical Plant owners

01 June 2020: COVID-Safe Restart Criteria for PCM companies

01 June 2020: Advisory for a Safe and Controlled Restart of the Process Construction & Maintenance (PCM) sector from 2 June 2020

Circuit Breaker Advisories

This is a list of the advisories announced and released by the Government pertaining to the Circuit Breaker period.

30 May 2020: Advisory for dormitory operators on implementation of Safe Living measures in foreign worker dormitories

30 May 2020: Preparing for Safe Working, Safe Living and Safe Rest Days

27 May 2020: Enhancements to Work-Life Grant (WLG)

27 May 2020: Fortitude Budget 2020

21 May 2020: List of Permitted Services

20 May 2020: Gradual Resumption of Activities at Workplaces

20 May 2020: Changes to work pass services from 2 June 2020

20 May 2020: Staying COVID-safe after circuit breaker ends

19 May 2020: End of Circuit Breaker, Phased Approach to Resuming Activities Safely

19 May 2020: Advisory on Gradual Resumption of Business Activities in Phases starting from 2 June 2020

09 May 2020: FAQs on Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period

09 May 2020: Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period

09 May 2020: Implementing SafeEntry and Safe Management Practices

06 May 2020: Enterprise Singapore expands E-Commerce Booster Package

06 May 2020: Extension of Stay-Home Notices for work permit and S pass holders in construction sector

06 May 2020: Guidelines for gradual resumption of business operations

02 May 2020: [Updated] Safe distancing measures for retail establishments

02 May 2020: [Updated] Safe distancing measures for food & beverage establishments

02 May 2020: Easing the tighter Circuit Breaker measures, preparing for gradual resumption of activity after 1 June

02 May 2020: Home-based food businesses allowed to resume operations from 12 May 2020

01 May 2020: Extension of Stay-Home Notices for work permit and S pass holders in construction sector

21 April 2020: Tightened list of essential services and measures for workplaces which remain open

21 April 2020: Govt to continue support measures to protect livelihoods & stabilise businesses during extended circuit breaker

21 April 2020: Strong national push to stem spread of COVID-19

20 April 2020: New Facility at interest rate of 0.1% to help banks and finance companies lower cost of loans to SMEs

17 April 2020: Hostel fined for breach of COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act

17 April 2020: More subsidised solutions to support working from home for businesses

17 April 2020: Support to defray 3rd party professional cleaning & disinfection costs for areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases

03 April 2020: Circuit Breaker to Minimise Further Spread of COVID-19

03 April 2020: Suspension of Activities at Workplace Premises to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission
03 April 2020: Additional Safe Distancing Measures for the Workplace
25 Mar 2020: Employers advised to plan for more sustainable housing options for their workers usually housed in Malaysia
25 Mar 2020: MOM entry approval and SHN requirements for work pass holders from Malaysia
25 Mar 2020: Joint statement by the Singapore Tourism Board, ESG and SPF
25 Mar 2020: Joint ministerial statement to affirm commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity
24 Mar 2020: Tighter measures to Minimise Further Spread of COVID-19
24 Mar 2020: Further Measures to Help Companies Cope with COVID-19 Situation
23 Mar 2020: All Travellers Arriving In SG From 27 Mar, 0900 Hours, Must Submit Health Declaration
22 Mar 2020: Additional Border Control Measures to Reduce Further Importation of COVID-19 Cases
20 Mar 2020: Stricter Safe Distancing Measures to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19 Cases
20 Mar 2020: Companies Encouraged to Impose LOA for Employees Returning Between 14 And 20 March 2020
19 Mar 2020: Temporary Housing Support for Employers Affected by Malaysia’s Movement Control Order
18 Mar 2020: MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices Now Covers All New and Existing Work Pass Holders
18 Mar 2020: Additional Measures for Travellers to Prevent Further Importation of COVID-19 Cases
17 Mar 2020: Help for workers affected by lockdown in Malaysia
17 Mar 2020: Accommodating Workers Affected By Lockdown in Malaysia
16 Mar 2020: Advisory for employers on employees’ non-essential travel in response to updated travel advisory
16 Mar 2020: Health Clearance Requirements for entry to Singapore in view of COVID-19 situation
15 Mar 2020: Additional Precautionary Measures to Prevent Further Importation of COVID-19 Cases
15 Mar 2020: MOM Entry Approval and SHN Extended to ASEAN Countries, Japan, Switzerland and UK
13 Mar 2020: Additional Precautionary Measures to Prevent Further Importation and Spread of COVID-19 Cases
13 Mar 2020: MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices Extended to Italy, France, Spain and Germany
13 Mar 2020: Advisory on Social Distancing Measures at the Workplace
11 Mar 2020: Tripartite Partners Update Advisory on Managing Excess Manpower & Responsible Retrenchment
03 Mar 2020: Additional Precautionary Measures in Response to Escalating Global Situation
03 Mar 2020: MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices Extended to More Countries
25 Feb 2020: Entry Approval Requirement for Employers with WPHs returning from Daegu & Cheongdo
25 Feb 2020: Additional Precautionary Measures in Response to Escalating Situation in Daegu and Cheongdo
23 Feb 2020: Public Health Travel Advisory in Response to Cases of COVID-19 in Republic of Korea
18 Feb 2020: Coping with COVID-19: Economic Measures for Companies and Workers
18 Feb 2020: Advisory for Employers if a Confirmed/ Suspect Case of COVID-19 is Detected at Workplace
17 Feb 2020: Implementation of New Stay-Home Notice
16 Feb 2020: “SG Clean” Campaign Launched to Rally Public & Businesses to Work Together to Keep SG Clean
15 Feb 2020: Advisory for Businesses on Large-Scale Events Amidst the COVID-19 Situation
07 Feb 2020: Requirements for Employers Who Have WPHs With Travel History to Mainland China
07 Feb 2020: Advisory for Workplace Measures in Response to DORSCON Orange by MOM, NTUC & SNEF
07 Feb 2020: Risk Assessment Raised to DORSCON Orange
02 Feb 2020: Frequently Asked Questions on the COVID-19
01 Feb 2020: Advisory on the COVID-19 for Businesses by the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI)