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Advisory to dormitory operators - Update on the check-in and check-out restrictions for dormitories with suspected COVID-19 infection

Issued on 15 October 2021

  1. There is an update to the check-in and check-out restrictions for migrant workers living in dormitories, in view of the recent updates in the health protocols. These revised restrictions will take place with immediate effect.
  2. Please refer to the table below for the updated check-in and check-out matrix.

    Condition Checking in/out of migrant workers# Restriction ends when
    Check-in Check-out
    Movement Restriction Order (MRO) Allowed Allowed for workers who are not on MRO MRO is lifted
    Ad-hoc or special swab operations Not allowed for affected block(s) Testing operation completed with results out and cleared
    Enhanced surveillance using Antigen Rapid Test Allowed* Not allowed for affected block(s) Enhanced surveillance has ended
    # Exemption for checking out restrictions will be on a case-by-case basis, for example due to repatriation
    * Newly checked-in or returning migrant workers are to join the Enhanced Surveillance Regime
  3. Once the restrictions are imposed, we seek your cooperation to strictly observe the above measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19 infection in the dormitories. You are encouraged to clarify with FAST team on the start and end dates of the restriction on the movement of your residents, in and out of the dormitory. Please request for exemption from the FAST team before checking in or checking out your residents.
  4. For further queries, please contact us at
  5. Thank you for supporting us in our fight against COVID-19.