To manage the risks of transmission of COVID-19, consumer-facing businesses, including FDW EAs, are in general not permitted to resume normal business operations after 2 June 2020.
In recognition of the impact on revenue, the 75% tier wage support for such businesses, including FDW EAs, will be further extended from April 2020 to August 2020, or when FDW EAs are allowed to re-open, whichever is earlier.
The foreign worker levy waiver and rebate will also be extended to FDW EAs from April 2020 to July 2020 (50% waiver and $375 rebate for July 2020).
FDW EAs can continue to carry out some business activities that had previously been exempted from the Circuit Breaker measure (refer to EA Alert issued on 5 April 2020).
For activities that have not been exempted, FDW EAs can continue to conduct such activities online or over the phone.
If there are special circumstances where FDW EAs need to meet clients or other stakeholders on-site, FDW EAs can apply for time-limited exemptions.