Advisory on removal of essential errands form for dormitory migrant workers and exemption of Popular Places Pass for Special Pass holders
Issued on 21 June 2022
In line with the introduction of the Popular Places Pass1 for migrant workers residing in dormitories from 24 June 2022, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will be implementing two further changes with effect from 24 June 2022:
- Remove the requirement to submit the essential errands form for dormitory exit for all dormitory residents; and
- Exempt Special Pass holders residing in dormitories from the Popular Places Pass requirement.
Removal of Essential Errands Form
Dormitory operators or employers are no longer required to submit the essential errands form to MOM to facilitate the workers’ exit from the dormitories for essential errands2. This applies to all migrant workers and Special Pass holders residing in dormitories, and will take effect from 24 June 2022.
Exemption of Popular Places Pass for Special Pass Holders
From 24 June 2022, Special Pass holders residing in dormitories will no longer need to fill in a manual form for an Exit Pass to visit the community. In addition, Special Pass holders residing in dormitories will be exempted from applying for a Popular Places Pass to visit the four designated popular locations on Sundays and public holidays.
Special Pass holders residing in dormitories are allowed to visit any location in the community without applying for a pass or filling in a form. You are not allowed to restrict or disallow your Special Pass holders from visiting the community or the Recreation Centres (RCs).
For further queries, please refer to the Safe Rest Day webpage, or contact us at www.mom.gov.sg/efeedback.
For more information on the Popular Places Pass, please refer to the advisory on introduction of Popular Places Pass for migrant workers residing in dormitories.
As part of Phase 2 re-opening in 2020, migrant workers residing in dormitories that had been cleared of COVID-19 infections were allowed to leave their dormitory to carry out essential errands upon the submission of the details of their essential errands to MOM.