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Advisory to employers - Deferment of AccessCode changes to January 2022

Issued on 14 December 2021

  1. Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Economic Development Board (EDB) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have previously announced that AccessCode changes would take effect from 15 December 2021. In view of the recent Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) policy changes, the agencies have decided to defer any AccessCode changes to January 2022. This will allow more time for employers and workers to comply with the latest RRT requirements.
  2. The following AccessCode changes will take effect in January 2022. We will inform you of the exact date later. Once these changes are implemented, your workers' AccessCode status will turn "red" if:
    • Your workers who are required to undergo RRT, did not attend or do the supervised self-swabs according to their RRT schedule. Your workers will not be allowed to go to work, until they perform and upload the results of the required Antigen Rapid Test (ART) and have their AccessCode status turn "green".
    • Your workers test positive using the ART. Your workers will not be allowed to go to work, until their AccessCode status is "green" after completing the ART positive recovery protocol. This will apply to all migrant workers, except those who are recovered workers within 270 days of their date of COVID-19 infection and are asymptomatic.
  3. Please ensure that your workers undergo their RRT promptly, so as to mitigate potential COVID-19 health risks to the workplace and community.
  4. For further queries, please contact us at .