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Addendum - Advisory for employers and dormitory operators to submit essential errands form for migrant workers to carry out essential errands

Issued on 26 August 2020
Updated on 16 September 2020

  1. MOM had earlier issued separate advisories (to employers and dormitory operators) on 1 August 2020 to facilitate migrant workers’ exit for a list of essential errands. These advisories are available on the MOM website.
  2. Following feedback that we received, we have updated the list of essential errands in Annex A. We have also enhanced the essential errands form at www.mom.gov.sg/essential-errands-form. A PDF copy of the form will be sent to the email address that you provide when you submit the required information. We seek employers and dormitory operators’ assistance to forward the copy to workers to facilitate their exit.

    For employers
  3. Employers are strongly encouraged to provide private transport between the dormitory and the stipulated location, as they are accountable for their workers when their workers carry out the specified essential errand. For decant sites, employers must provide point-to-point transport and must submit the form 3 days in advance to obtain the necessary clearance from the site managers.

    For migrant workers
  4. Migrant workers whose employers have submitted the form are allowed to exit on the day of the scheduled essential errand. Migrant workers are allowed to perform the specified essential errand within a 3-hour block and must return within the stipulated time.

    For dormitory operators
  5. As part of our efforts to allow our migrant workers to carry out their essential errands safely, and at the same time mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmissions, we urge dormitory operators to verify the workers’ health status and the form submission at the point of exit. In particular, the worker should have:
    1. Access Code Green or Access Code Red (not approved to start work) and not on Stay-Home-Notice / Quarantine Order; and
    2. PDF copy of Formsg.
  6. Upon the worker’s return, we urge dormitory operators to check that the worker has kept to his allocated 3-hour block. For migrant workers who do not return within the stipulated time, dormitory operators should inform MOM of these workers and their reasons for coming back late, if any.
  7. This advisory is available on the MOM website. For further queries, please refer to the FAQs or alternatively, please contact:

    Ministry of Manpower
    Online enquiry
    www.mom.gov.sg

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