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.
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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:
- 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.
- Request for MOM’s approval
Applications open daily from 12:01pm and close at 12pm the next day.
|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 and work pass holder
|DP or LTVP holders who are not employed
i.e. not issued a work pass, including LOC
i.e employer of EP or S Pass holder
|EP / S Pass holder and DP / LTVP holder
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).
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.