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Advisories on COVID-19

Get the latest advisories and updates on COVID-19. Find out about the latest work pass requirements and how to bring pass holders into Singapore. Read the requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace and our COVID-19 FAQs.

All pass holders (work pass holders and dependants) must obtain entry approvals to enter Singapore. Find out how to bring them into Singapore.

Frequently asked questions

Read the FAQs on COVID-19 matters, such as AccessCode, Safe Management Measures, TraceTogether, SGWorkPass, entry approvals, levy rebates and levy waivers.

Latest advisories

These advisories apply to workplaces in general. You should also refer to specific industry-related advisories from other government agencies, where applicable.

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Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace

Read the requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace to find out what you need to do to ensure safety for your employees and visitors when you resume business operations.

These requirements are meant for general workplace settings. Specific workplaces or industries may have to fulfil different requirements and should refer to the various sector-specific requirements for more information.

How to bring pass holders into Singapore

All pass holders (work pass holders and dependants) must obtain entry approvals to enter Singapore, except those conveying essential services or supplies (e.g. lorry drivers or vegetable supply truckers) coming from Malaysia by land or sea.

Find out how to bring these pass holders into Singapore:

Onboard centre

From 8 Jan 2022, all non-Malaysian male work permit and S Pass holders from the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process (CMP) sectors and arriving from Category II or III countries / regions will serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) directly at MOM's Onboard centre (previously known as Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre).

Work permit holders holding IPA will need to complete their Settling-In-Programme and Medical Examination while they are at Onboard centre.

Safe Rest Days

The Safe Rest Day initiative helps migrant workers enjoy their rest days safely, and mitigates the risk of COVID-19 transmission with staggered rest days.

Ensure your workers go through rostered routine testing

Employers must ensure that your workers go through Fast and Easy Testing-Rostered Routine Testing (FET-RRT). This is done through employer-supervised Antigen Rapid Tests and is applicable for the following groups:

  • All personnel working in the construction, marine and process (CMP) sectors
  • Workers residing in dormitories
  • Frontline workers working in dormitories, Onboard centres and Migrant Workers Recreation Centres

From 17 January 2022, COVID-19 recovered workers who are fully vaccinated before 15 January 2022, will be exempted from Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) until further notice. Frontline workers working in Onboard centres and border-facing workers will continue with RRT regardless of their vaccination status.

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TraceTogether token

Employers must ensure that your work pass holders carry their TraceTogether token at all times.

Educational resources on COVID-19 vaccination for work pass holders

Download educational resources on COVID-19 vaccination to find out why COVID-19 vaccine is important.

Educational resources on Antigen Rapid Test

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) is a fast and easy swab test which can be self-administered, for individuals to test if they might be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Health resources for migrant workers, employers and dormitory operators

Find useful resources on mental health and well-being, and infection prevention and control.

Relocating foreign workers to another residence

Employers no longer need to seek MOM’s approval in order to relocate their foreign workers. Find out about the procedures that employers and dormitory operators must abide by for the checking in and out of foreign workers from cleared dormitories.

Movement Restriction Order (MRO)

An Movement Restriction Order (MRO) may be issued to workers who test positive on an ART self-test, or when COVID-19 clusters are detected in dorms.

Helping businesses on manpower issues

MOM has introduced temporary schemes to help companies manage the manpower disruptions caused by COVID-19.

  • Additional temporary relief measures to help companies with immediate effect
  • Temporary scheme to help companies in manufacturing and services sectors manage manpower needs
  • Temporary scheme to allow companies to transfer foreign workers across sectors to manage manpower needs

Work pass holders on SHN will receive SMS or calls from MOM

All work pass holders with recent travel history to, or transited in affected areas will be issued with a 7 or 10 days SHN, and will be contacted by MOM via SMS, video calls or inspections to ensure they are complying with the SHN requirements.

You must use FWMOMCare to report your health status to MOM 3 times per day.

Verify that the call is not a scam

MOM Assurance, Care and Engagement (ACE) Group conducts voice and video calls with foreign workers to ensure that they’re at home and comply with SHN requirements. We also conduct inspections at your premises and investigations to ensure that the well-being of foreign workers is not compromised.

We may contact you on matters such as your worker’s COVID-19 vaccination, rostered routine testing and matters relating to inspections and investigations.

MOM will not ask for your financial information over the phone.

You can verify whether the call is not a scam before you provide any personal information.

Give feedback on SHN

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

For foreign workers on SHN, submit your feedback at

Second job arrangements

Read the guide on second job arrangements for employees.

Sending your foreign workers home

Employers must follow certain steps to send your foreign workers home safely.