Staggered rest days apply to all Work Permit holders and S Pass holders in the construction (hired under construction accounts), marine and process sectors.
This is regardless of where they work (i.e. construction site or non-construction site) and where they stay (i.e. dormitory or non-dormitory).
No. Staggered rest days don’t apply to Singapore citizens, PRs, EP holders and Dependant’s Pass holders.
However, your work schedules may change as a result of implementing staggered rest days for your Work Permit holders and S Pass holders.
For example, some construction sites may start working on Sundays if their assigned rest day is on another day of the week. This could affect other employees such as supervisory staff.
Employers should communicate the implementation of staggered rest days to all your employees and to explore options to minimise the impact of staggered rest days to other employees.
Special Pass holders can approach their dormitory operators for an application form to do so. They can choose their visit time slots, and submit the form to the dormitory operator at least two days before the planned visit date.
Upon approval, they can visit the RC allocated to the dormitory. They must bring along the signed application form and their Special Pass to enter the RC.
Special Pass holders can visit RC once a week. Each visit slot is for 3 hours, with an additional 1 hour for travelling.
Find out more in the Guide for Special Pass holders to visit Recreation Centres.
No. Staggered rest days only apply to Work Permit holders and S Pass holders hired under construction, marine and process sectors.
To minimise the risk of COVID-19 infections and potential work stoppages, all Work Permit and S Pass Holders hired under construction, marine and process sectors must have staggered rest days. This include those who are not deployed to sites or are not residing in dormitories.
For non-site workers (such as those deployed to corporate offices or HQs), they don’t need to follow the same official rest days assigned to their employer’s construction project worksites.
You can choose a rest day for these workers between Monday to Saturday that best meets your working schedule in Safe@Work. The rest days can be different for each worker.
If you request for Sunday as the designated rest day for your non-site and non-dormitory workers, you can submit an appeal at www.mom.gov.sg/appeal-restday. You need to provide proof, such as contractual agreement showing employment terms and details including company name, workers’ names, workers’ FIN, job roles or job titles, their working hours and their work address.