Advisory to dormitory operators - Managing Omicron variant cases in dormitories
Issued on 31 December 2021
Updated on 16 February 2022
- Ministry of Health has announced that Omicron cases will follow the same healthcare protocols as other COVID-19 cases. Similarly, migrant workers in the dormitories who are infected with the Omicron variant and their close contacts will follow existing healthcare protocols for other COVID-19 cases:
- Fully vaccinated workers who tested positive for COVID-19 will recover at a centralised recovery facility (CRF) for up to 7 days.
- Unvaccinated workers who tested positive for COVID-19 will recover at a community isolation facility (CIF) or hospital depending on their condition.
What to do as a dormitory operator
- Please ensure that you and your dormitory management team are ready to manage any surge or high number of COVID-19 cases. You should:
- Ensure the accuracy of the nominal roll for the proper management of migrant workers in your dormitory. You should track the mismatches in the Safe@Dorm QR code scans and rectify any errors in the nominal roll promptly.
- Ensure that you have enough manpower and resources to manage a potential surge in COVID-19 cases.
- Familiarise yourself and your dormitory management team with the operational processes if the residents are found to be COVID-19 positive.
- Ensure proper conveyancing of workers to CRFs.
- Conduct a table-top exercise with your dormitory management team to walk through the dormitory response, particularly in the event of a rapid increase in the number of your dormitory residents infected with COVID-19.
- You should also remind your dormitory residents on the importance of adhering to safe management measures and maintaining good personal hygiene. They should report sick if they are feeling unwell.
- We have prepared simple guidelines for you to share with your dormitory residents.
- For further queries, please contact us at www.mom.gov.sg/efeedback.