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Advisory on Safe Management Measures for workers on employer-provided transportation

Issued on 10 April 2020
Updated as of 28 December 2020

  1. On 19 May 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced a phased approach to resuming activities safely as we exit the Circuit Breaker period, including safe management practices on public transport where commuters will be required to wear a mask, refrain from talking to one another or on their mobile phones, and maintain good personal hygiene.
  2. In line with the commencement of Phase 3 from 28 December 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) have updated this Advisory. The 25% reduction in Maximum Passenger Capacity (MPC) allowable will no longer apply. This means that each lorry or van with a clear deck area can carry up to the maximum number of workers stated on their MPC label.
  3. However, employers, transport providers and drivers are to ensure that workers ferried on any employer-provided transportation (e.g. private buses, vans and lorries) continue to adhere to the following:
    1. All workers wear a mask at all times while seated in the motor vehicle.
    2. Workers should not talk or interact at all times while on the motor vehicle.
  4. Employers must also arrange private transportation for workers staying in dormitories1 to commute to and from their workplaces, and with no other passengers.
  5. These measures are necessary to prevent cross-infections between migrant workers living in dormitories and the community, in both directions. If necessary, employers should make provisions for additional trips or vehicles.
  6. Employers, transport providers and drivers are expected to comply with the above until notified otherwise by the authorities.
  7. For further queries, please contact:

    Ministry of Manpower
    Online enquiry

    Land Transport Authority
    Online enquiry


  1. This refers to Purpose-built Dormitories, Factory-converted Dormitories, Construction Temporary Quarters, Temporary Living Quarters, Quarters on Temporary Occupation Licence Sites and Government-provided accommodation facilities. This excludes private residential premises and HDB flats.

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