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Advisory to employers - Distribution of Antigen Rapid Test kits for migrant workers staying in dormitories

Issued on 25 July 2022

  1. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will be distributing 5 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits to every migrant worker staying in dormitories. This is in line with the national distribution of ART kits announced earlier by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
  2. The ART kits will be made available based on the following arrangements:
    1. For workers staying in dormitories listed in Annex A 1: MOM will deliver the ART kits to these dormitories from 29 July 2022 to 16 August 2022. These selected dormitories are typically larger than others. The dormitory operators will distribute the kits to their dormitory residents.
    2. For workers staying in other dormitories NOT listed in Annex A: They can collect the ART kits from the recreation centres listed in Annex B between 13 August 2022 and 11 September 2022. As an employer, you may collect the ART kits from the recreation centres on your workers’ behalf, if you bring along their original work permit for verification purposes. We seek your assistance to distribute the ART kits promptly to your workers upon collection.
  3. Please remind your workers to continue exercising social responsibility and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. These include keeping masks on while indoors, reporting sick when feeling unwell and testing when displaying COVID-19 symptoms. We would like to seek your kind assistance to inform and facilitate your workers to collect the ART kits.
  4. For further queries, please contact us at .


  1. Workers staying in dormitories listed in Annex A will not be allowed to collect additional kits in the recreation centres.

Frequently asked questions

  1. If my workers missed the collection period at the recreation centre, will they be able to collect the ART kits elsewhere?

    The collection of ART kits is only available during the stated period above. Please advise your workers to collect the ART kits during that period, or you can help to collect on their behalf.