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Advisory - Foreign workers must remain in their place of residence during Circuit Breaker period

Updated as of 11 April 2020

  1. On 26 March 2020 and 2 April 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) issued advisories on measures to prevent foreign worker congregations. Our inspections over the last few weeks found that crowds at common congregation areas have reduced significantly, but there remain small crowds in certain areas that pose transmission risks.
  2. An elevated set of safe distancing measures is currently in place till 4 May 2020 to act as a circuit breaker to stem the local transmission of COVID-19. From now till 4 May 2020, movements and interactions in public and private spaces will be significantly reduced to lower the risk of transmission. The general public has been asked to stay home and avoid interactions with anyone other than those living in the same household.
  3. We require the cooperation of foreign workers to do the same. Except for those who are performing essential services and allowed to commute for work, foreign workers should remain in their place of residence, including on their rest day. For those who reside in dormitories, they should also comply with any additional instructions from their operators. If it is possible and necessary for them to go out to buy meals or run essential errands, they can do so but should return to their place of residence immediately thereafter. They should not loiter or gather in any public spaces. Foreign workers should wear a mask when making essential trips.
  4. Employers have the responsibility to inform your workers on the above advisory. MOM will continue to conduct inspections on the ground. Workers who do not cooperate could risk having their work passes revoked.
  5. We seek your continued support in working with us to overcome COVID-19.
  6. Visit MOH’s website at www.moh.gov.sg regularly to keep yourself updated on the latest developments.