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Advisories on COVID-19

Get the latest advisories and updates on COVID-19. Read the FAQs and updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.

Frequently asked questions

Read the FAQs on general guidelines and precautionary measures, flexible work arrangements, quarantine matters, Leave of Absence (LOA), Stay-Home Notice (SHN) and LOA/SHN Support Programme.

Advisories

Read the latest advisories:

Leave of Absence / Stay-Home Notice Support Programme

MOM is providing support to help businesses and self-employed persons affected by Leave of Absence (LOA) or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements due to COVID-19. Find out if you’re eligible.

Actions to be taken by employers who wish to bring their foreign employees from mainland China into Singapore

If your foreign employees have travelled to mainland China (outside Hubei) within the last 14 days and are arriving in Singapore from 18 Feb 2020, 2359 hrs, you must do the following:

  1. Ensure you can fulfil the additional obligations to bring your foreign employees in. If your foreign employees have dependants, who are not issued any work passes including Letter of Consent, the employees must also fulfil their obligations towards their dependants.
  2. Request for MOM’s approval

    For new or existing Who needs to request for approval Who is responsible to ensure LOA/SHN is observed
    Work pass holders, including those with LOC Employer Employer and work pass holder
    DP or LTVP holders who are not employed
    i.e. not issued a work pass, including LOC
    Local sponsor
    i.e employer of EP or S Pass holder
    EP / S Pass holder and DP / LTVP holder
    Applications open daily from 12:01pm and close at 12pm the next day.

    Requests received during this period are for arrivals within 7 days after the application closes (e.g. for arrivals in Singapore from 20 Feb 2020 to 26 Feb 2020, you can submit the request from 18 Feb 2020, 12:01pm to 19 Feb 2020, 12pm).

    Applications submitted:
    • On or before 12pm: Will receive the outcome on the same day.
    • After 12pm: Will receive the outcome the next day.

Workers on LOA/SHN may receive SMS or calls from MOM

All work pass holders with travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days may be contacted by MOM via SMS, video calls or inspections to verify the worker’s location.

If you receive an SMS or call from MOM, please be reminded to click on the unique link in the SMS to report your location or pick up the call.

Sample SMS

Sample report notice


Give feedback on LOA/SHN

You can give us your feedback on LOA/SHN, including update of particulars:

  • For foreign workers on LOA
    (returning from 1 to 18 February 2020)
    Submit your feedback at mom.gov.sg/feedbackloa
  • For foreign workers on SHN
    (returning after 18 February 2020, 2359 hrs)
    Submit your feedback at mom.gov.sg/feedbackshn

Report breach of LOA/SHN

If you are aware of work pass holders or employers who are breaching the LOA or SHN requirement, please email MOM at mom_qops@mom.gov.sg.

Download templates

Download:

These templates are for employers’ internal use to obtain health and travel declaration from employees. They are for reference only, and will not be used for submission to MOM.

Latest updates

Date Title
18 Feb 2020 PublishedGeneral advisory for employers if a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 is detected at the workplace
18 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
17 Feb 2020 Press releaseLeave of Absence Support Programme extended to those serving Stay-Home Notice
17 Feb 2020 Press releaseMandatory Stay-Home Notice for work pass holders with travel history to mainland China
17 Feb 2020 UpdatedLeave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP) for businesses and SEPs
LOASP extended to employers and SEPs affected by SHN.
13 Feb 2020 Updated – Frequently asked questions
Read the FAQs on Leave of Absence Support Programme.
13 Feb 2020 Press releaseSupporting healthcare workers whose leave and holiday plans have been cancelled
13 Feb 2020 Press releaseTwo work passes revoked for re-entry into Singapore without prior approval

Past updatesShow

Date Title
12 Feb 2020 PublishedLeave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP) for businesses and SEPs
12 Feb 2020 Press releaseLeave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP)
12 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
12 Feb 2020 PublishedAdvisory to permit workers to enter their worksite
11 Feb 2020 PublishedFAQs
10 Feb 2020 Press releaseActions taken by the Ministry of Manpower following confirmed COVID-19 case of Work Permit holder
10 Feb 2020 Press releaseMOM issues updated advisory on enhanced precautionary measures for dormitories
10 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory to foreign domestic workers and employers in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 situation
Read the advisory in Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese or Tagalog.
10 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
9 Feb 2020 Published – Advisory to foreign domestic workers and employers in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 situation
9 Feb 2020 Press releaseWork passes cancelled and employers' work pass privileges revoked for breaching Leave of Absence requirements
7 Feb 2020 PublishedGeneral advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore
7 Feb 2020 Press releaseNew requirements for employers who have work pass holders with travel history to mainland China entering or returning to Singapore
7 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
5 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
4 Feb 2020 PublishedGeneral advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore
3 Feb 2020 Press releaseJoint statement by Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Manpower on persons placed on Home Quarantined Orders and Leave of Absence
2 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries
31 Jan 2020 Press releaseUpdate on additional measures by the Ministry of Manpower to minimise the risk of community spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019
28 Jan 2020 Press releaseAdditional measures by Ministry of Manpower to contain spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019
27 Jan 2020 Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries
24 Jan 2020 Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries
23 Jan 2020 Published – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries