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Advisory on introduction of Popular Places Pass for migrant workers residing in dormitories

Issued on 17 June 2022

  1. In line with the Multi-Ministry Task Force’s announcement on 10 June 2022, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will introduce a Popular Places Pass for migrant workers residing in dormitories. This will take effect from 24 June 2022.

    Popular Places Pass for community visits
  2. With effect from 24 June 2022, migrant workers residing in dormitories will no longer need an Exit Pass to visit the community. To help manage crowding at the four designated popular locations on Sundays and public holidays, they will have to apply for a Popular Places Pass instead. Please refer to the summary in the table below.
    Sundays and public holidays Weekdays and Saturdays that are not public holidays
    Need to apply for Popular Places Pass?
    Popular places:
    Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Little India
    Yes No
    All other places in the community No No
  3. Migrant workers can apply for the Popular Places Pass via their SGWorkPass1 mobile application.
  4. MOM will conduct random checks at the four locations and continue to engage migrant workers to educate them on the application process.
  5. For more details on the Popular Places Pass or the Safe Rest Day initiative, please refer to the Safe Rest Day webpage, or contact us at .

FOOTNOTE

  1. Applies to migrant workers holding valid work passes. For Special Pass holders residing in dormitories, the application details will be communicated at a later time.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Why is there a need to manage crowding at the four locations?

    As these are popular areas with high expected footfall on Sundays and public holidays, we hope to manage potential crowding at these locations. With the risk of a new wave of COVID-19 cases and new variants of concerns, we need to remain vigilant.

  2. Do migrant workers who do not live in the dormitories need to apply for the Popular Places Pass?

    Migrant workers living in private residential premises need not apply for the Popular Places Pass as they already live in the community, may even reside in these locations, and frequent the neighbourhood for their daily necessities.

  3. How did the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) decide on the four locations for the Popular Places Pass?

    The four locations reflect popular community areas with high expected footfall and likelihood of large crowds on Sundays and public holidays.