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Read the latest advisories and updates on COVID-19.

2021

Date Title
25 Sep

IssuedAdvisory on work and leave arrangements for employees who test positive on the COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) but are physically well

UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace

24 Sep UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace
21 Sep IssuedAdvisory on collection of Antigen Rapid Test kits from Regional Screening Centres for dormitory residing workers and frontline workers
15 Sep

IssuedAdvisory on Vaccinate or Regular Testing regime for frontline workers

13 Sep Issued
9 Sep

IssuedAdvisory to employers - Rostered Routine Testing and charging policy for workers in Construction, Marine, and Process sectors, and in dormitories

8 Sep

UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace

31 Aug

Updated

27 Aug

IssuedAdvisory on Antigen Rapid Tests for migrant workers residing in dormitories

23 Aug

Updated

18 Aug

UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace

IssuedAdvisory to employers - Ingestion of overseas vaccination records for migrant workers

16 Aug Issued
13 Aug

IssuedAdvisory to MDW employers on easing of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) starting from 10 August 2021

11 Aug Issued
27 Jul IssuedAdvisory to MDW employers on Heightened Alert to minimise the spread of COVID-19
23 Jul Issued
20 Jul UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace
16 Jul UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace
8 Jul UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace
7 Jul UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace
2 Jul Issued
1 Jul PublishedHealth resources for migrant workers, employers and dormitory operators
28 Jun IssuedAdvisory to migrant domestic worker employers on revised Safe Management Measures (SMM) under Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)
24 Jun

UpdatedUpdated advisory on salary and leave arrangements

IssuedAdvisory to employers – Changes to migrant worker stay-home notice (SHN) and onboarding requirements

23 Jun

Issued

21 Jun UpdatedAdvisory on continued medical support for migrant workers
16 Jun

Issued

  • Advisory to dormitory operators – Update on control measures on your migrant workers residing in dormitories under Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)
  • Advisory to employers – Update on control measures on your migrant workers residing in dormitories under Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)
11 Jun IssuedAdvisory to employers on pilot of Antigen Rapid Tests in dormitories
29 May IssuedAdvisory to MDW employers to encourage your migrant domestic worker to stay at home
24 May IssuedSLM & IPC measures in your dormitory for visitors and external contractors for Phase 2 Heightened Alert
17 May

Issued

  • Advisory to dormitory operators on the additional measures in line with Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)
  • Advisory to employers on the additional measures in line with Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)
15 May IssuedAdvisory to MDW employers on Heightened Alert to minimise the spread of COVID-19
14 May

IssuedAdvisory to MDW employers on COVID-19 vaccination for your migrant domestic worker

UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace

12 May Updated
7 May Issued – Advisory to dormitory operators - Update on control measures on your dormitory residents
4 May UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace
8 Apr

Issued

8 Mar Issued – Advisory – Easing of restrictions on foreign employees’ visits to Recreation Centres
5 Mar Issued – Advisory – Red AccessCode status at worksites and report any non-compliance via the SnapSAFE mobile application
25 Feb PublishedEducational resources on COVID-19 vaccination for work pass holders
10 Feb IssuedAdvisory on supporting the well-being of migrant workers
9 Feb IssuedAdvisory to employers on supporting the well-being of your work permit holders from Myanmar
3 Feb Press releaseAdditional measures for newly arrived foreign workers
22 Jan Press releaseWorkplace Safe Management Measures to stay put for now
20 Jan UpdatedAdvisory to employers with Malaysian employees entering Singapore under Periodic Commuting Arrangement
16 Jan Press releaseOn-arrival tests for newly arrived foreign workers from construction, marine and process sectors
5 Jan Press releaseAdditional testing regime for newly arrived foreign workers staying in dormitories to ensure safety of foreign workers

2020Show

Date Title
28 Dec UpdatedAdvisory on Safe Management Measures for workers on employer-provided transportation
17 Dec IssuedAdvisory - Work pass holders required to update MOM on new residential address or mobile number within five days of any change
16 Dec Press releaseClose to 200,000 self-employed persons benefitted from Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme
14 Dec Press releaseMeasures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in migrant worker dormitories
23 Nov IssuedAdvisory on continued medical support for migrant workers
20 Nov Press releaseFour more work passes revoked for breaching Stay-Home Notice requirements
18 Nov Press releaseInternational Advisory Panel recommends WSH in a post-COVID world
17 Nov

IssuedTripartite advisory on mental well-being at workplaces

Press releaseLaunch of tripartite advisory on mental well-being at workplaces

14 Nov Press releaseACE Group teams up with over 1,000 volunteers to celebrate Deepavali with migrant workers
9 Nov

Press releaseOne-time vaccination exercise for employers to protect their migrant workers from flu

Issued – Advisory for employers on a one-time flu vaccination exercise for migrant workers

6 Nov

Press releases

30 Oct Issued – Advisory on extension of night clinics for migrant workers
28 Oct Press releaseEligible migrant workers will be able to visit Recreation Centres on rest days from 31 Oct 2020
25 Oct Press releasePilot of Antigen Rapid Tests for quicker detection of COVID-19 infection among migrant workers
21 Oct Press releaseNew infection prevention and control programme to strengthen safe living measures in dormitories
16 Oct

Press releases

9 Oct Press releaseNight clinics at regional medical centres for migrant workers
8 Oct Press releaseMaking rostered routine testing more convenient for employers and migrant workers
6 Oct IssuedAdvisory for employers whose workers are on Special Passes
1 Oct Press release342 residents in Space@Tuas dormitory block to serve quarantine in Government quarantine facility after new COVID-19 case detected
29 Sep Issued – Advisory on introduction of pilot night clinics for migrant workers
25 Sep Press releaseA more targeted approach for dormitory quarantine
23 Sep

Press release

Updated

18 Sep Press releaseRRT compliance crucial for early detection to safeguard health of migrant workers
16 Sep

Updated

14 Sep Press releaseDormitory operators and employers to work out contractual arrangements on dormitory rentals fairly and reasonably
13 Sep UpdatedUpdated advisory on salary and leave arrangements
7 Sep Press releaseVast majority of workers have been scheduled for RRT
5 Sep IssuedAdvisory to employers with Malaysian employees entering Singapore under Periodic Commuting Arrangement
4 Sep Press release16,000 workers have yet to be scheduled for routine testing
2 Sep

Updated

1 Sep Press releaseFinal reminder to employers to ensure workers undergo routine testing by 5 September
30 Aug

IssuedAdvisory to employers on providing upkeep and maintenance of foreign workers living in dormitories

26 Aug

UpdatedSending your workers home

IssuedAddendum - Advisory for employers and dormitory operators to submit essential errands form for migrant workers to carry out essential errands

23 Aug Press releaseJoint MOM-MOH-BCA statement on COVID-19 cluster at Sungei Tengah Lodge dormitory
22 Aug

Press releases

21 Aug

Issued

  • Advisory to employers on medical support for migrant workers after clearance of dormitories
  • Advisory to dormitory operators on medical support for migrant workers after clearance of dormitories
19 Aug Press releaseAll remaining standalone quarantine facilities in dormitories cleared of COVID-19
18 Aug Press releaseEmployers to ensure workers go through rostered routine testing
15 Aug

IssuedAdvisory on movement of migrant workers between cleared dormitories

PublishedRelocating foreign workers to another residence

13 Aug

Issued

12 Aug Press releaseMeasures for dormitory residents to enjoy safe rest days
11 Aug

Press releases

Updated

  • All dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19
4 Aug Press release127 more dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19
3 Aug Press releaseAll incoming travellers, including returning residents, Long-Term Pass Holders, work pass holders and their dependants, serving their Stay-Home Notice outside of dedicated facilities to don electronic monitoring device
1 Aug

Press release

Issued

29 Jul Press release95 more dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19
21 Jul Press release69 more dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19
17 Jul UpdatedUpdated advisory on salary and leave arrangements
14 Jul Press release193 more dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19
7 Jul

Press releases

30 Jun

Press release78 more dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19

Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19

27 Jun Press releaseForeign worker levy rebates extended for construction, marine shipyard and process sectors
26 Jun UpdatedAdvisory on Safe Management Measures for workers on employer-provided transportation
25 Jun Press release140 work passes revoked for breach of Circuit Breaker Measures, Stay-Home Notices or Quarantine Orders
24 Jun Press releaseMajority of employers reasonable and fair when implementing cost-saving measures
23 Jun

Press release

Published

22 Jun PublishedSending your foreign workers home
19 Jun Press releaseIndicative forecast for clearance of migrant worker dormitories
18 Jun Press releaseSafe Rest Days for dormitory residents in Phase 2
17 Jun Published – Advisory – FDWs should avoid congregating in big groups on their rest days
16 Jun Press release42 more dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19
13 Jun PublishedAdvisory on rest day and remittance services for FDWs
12 Jun UpdatedAdvisory – Labour supply companies should pass on the benefits from the Jobs Support Scheme to your clients
10 Jun Press releaseWorkers in dormitories returning to work and updates on AccessCode
9 Jun PublishedUpdated advisory on salary and leave arrangements
5 Jun PublishedAdvisory to FDW employers to introduce e-remittance to your FDW
4 Jun PublishedTripartite advisory on ensuring safe operations of lifts and escalators, and sustainability of the industry in view of COVID-19
1 Jun

Press releases

Published

  • Status of cleared dormitories and dormitories due to be cleared
30 May

Press release

Published

29 May

Updated

28 May

Press releases

27 May Press releaseNew resources to provide better care for migrant workers
26 May

Press release

Published

24 May Press releaseCelebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri with our migrant workers
21 May UpdatedAdvisory – Foreign domestic workers should stay home on rest day
20 May PublishedAdvisory on retrenchment benefit payable to retrenched employees as a result of business difficulties due to COVID-19
19 May UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period
18 May Published – Advisory to employers and SEPs on the Leave of Absence / Stay-Home Notice Support Programme
15 May Press releaseSafe working and safe living
15 May Published – Notification to employers on requirements for construction foreign employees after the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) period
12 May UpdatedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period
10 May Press releaseLeveraging medical technologies to monitor health of foreign workers more effectively
9 May PublishedRequirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after Circuit Breaker period
8 May Press releaseUpdate on MOM’s enforcement efforts on Circuit Breaker measures for workplaces and Stay-Home Notice requirements
7 May PublishedAdvisory to employers with foreign workers living in dormitories
6 May

Press releases

6 May PublishedTripartite advisory on ensuring sustainability of the security sector in view of COVID-19
1 May

Press releases

1 May Updated – Advisory to employers that certain foreign employees in the construction sector (and their dependants) are put on Stay-Home Notice from 20 April 2020 to 18 May 2020
30 Apr

Published

29 Apr

Press releases

25 Apr UpdatedAdvisory on salary and leave arrangements during Circuit Breaker
24 Apr

Press releases

24 Apr PublishedInter-agency advisory on supporting mental well-being of workers under COVID-19 work arrangements
23 Apr

Press releases

21 Apr Press releaseOver 62,000 employers to benefit from $675 million in foreign worker levy rebates
21 Apr Published – Advisory to employers on food arrangements for construction foreign employees on Stay-Home Notice from 20 April 2020 to 4 May 2020
19 Apr Published – Advisory – Employers whose foreign employees reside in FCD, CTQ or a TOL quarter cannot be moved to alternative residences
18 Apr Press releasePrecautionary Stay-Home Notices for Work Permit and S Pass holders in construction sector
18 Apr Published – Advisory to employers that certain foreign employees in the construction sector (and their dependants) are put on Stay-Home Notice from 20 April 2020 to 4 May 2020
17 Apr Press releaseInter-Agency Taskforce coordinating NGOs’ efforts to support the well-being of foreign workers
17 Apr Published
16 Apr Published – Advisory on employer-assisted remittance for foreign workers residing in dormitories
15 Apr Press releaseResident volunteers step up to help with daily tasks at dormitories
14 Apr Press releaseKey actions to manage transmisison of COVID-19 in all dormitories
13 Apr Press releaseMOM intensifies inspections of Factory-Converted Dormitories and workers breaching Circuit Breaker measures
13 Apr Published – Advisory for employers of workers staying in Factory Converted Dormitories, Construction Temporary Quarters or Temporary Occupation Licence quarters
12 Apr Press releaseWork pass revoked and fines issued for breaching Circuit Breaker measures
11 Apr Press releaseFood distribution, cleanliness and hygiene standards at Sungei Tengah Lodge and Tampines Dormitory stabilised within 48 hours
11 Apr Published
10 Apr Press releaseEnhanced cleanliness and sanitation measures at dormitories gazetted as isolation areas
10 Apr PublishedAdvisory on safe distancing measures for workers ferried by lorries
9 Apr Press releaseFurther improvements in distribution process and quality of food for dormitories gazetted as isolation areas
8 Apr Press releaseUpdate on conditions at three dormitories gazetted as isolation areas
7 Apr Press releaseInter-Agency Taskforce to support foreign workers and dormitory operators during circuit breaker period
6 Apr Press releases
6 Apr PublishedAdvisory on salary and leave arrangements during Circuit Breaker
5 Apr Press releaseAdditional measures to minimise further spread of COVID-19 within foreign worker dormitories
5 Apr PublishedAdjustments to work pass services arising from the additional safe distancing measures
3 Apr Press releaseAdditional safe distancing measures for the workplace
1 Apr Press releaseExpansion of temporary scheme to help businesses manage manpower needs
1 Apr UpdatedHelping businesses on manpower issues
Temporary scheme to allow companies to transfer foreign workers across sectors to manage manpower needs
30 Mar PublishedGuide on second job arrangements for employees with reduced work hours in response to COVID-19
27 Mar Press releaseAbout 88,000 to automatically benefit from Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme
26 Mar Updated – Advisory on safe distancing measures at the workplace
25 Mar Press releases
24 Mar Press releaseFurther measures to help companies cope with COVID-19 situation
23 Mar Press releaseMOM mounts enforcement operation to ensure workplaces comply with safe distancing measures
23 Mar Published – Advisory for employers and self-employed persons on application for Leave of Absence (LOA) support for company-LOA or self-imposed LOA for workers returning between 14 and 20 March 2020
21 Mar Press release89 work passes revoked for breach of entry approval and Stay-Home Notice requirements
21 Mar Published – Updated advisory to foreign domestic workers and employers – FDWs urged to stay home on rest days
20 Mar Press releaseCompanies encouraged to impose Leave of Absence for employees returning between 14 And 20 March 2020
20 Mar Updated
  • Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
  • General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore
  • General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore
  • Advisory for employers on employees’ non-essential travel in response to updated travel advisory (COVID-19)
  • Advisory on safe distancing measures at the workplace
  • Advisory to foreign domestic workers (FDWs), employers and employment agencies on COVID-19 precautionary measures
19 Mar Press releaseTemporary housing support for employers affected by Malaysia's Movement Control Order
18 Mar Press releaseMOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notices now covers all new and existing work pass holders
18 Mar Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
17 Mar Press releaseAccommodating workers affected by lockdown in Malaysia
16 Mar 2020 Published – Advisory for employers on employees’ non-essential travel in response to updated travel advisory (COVID-19)
15 Mar 2020

Press releases

15 Mar 2020 Updated
13 Mar 2020 Published – Advisory on safe distancing measures at the workplace
13 Mar 2020 Press releaseMOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notices extended to Italy, France, Spain and Germany
11 Mar 2020

Press releaseTripartite partners update advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment in view of COVID-19

Related: Tripartite Advisory on Managing Excess Manpower and Responsible Retrenchment

4 Mar 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
3 Mar 2020 Press releaseMOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notices extended to more countries
3 Mar 2020 Updated
  • Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
  • General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore
  • General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore
29 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
28 Feb 2020 Updated – General advisory for employers if a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 is detected at the workplace
27 Feb 2020 Updated
  • Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
  • General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore
  • General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore
25 Feb 2020 Press releases
25 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
Included Daegu city and Cheongdo county in the Republic of Korea.
25 Feb 2020 PublishedHelping businesses on manpower issues
24 Feb 2020 Press releases
24 Feb 2020 Updated
  • General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore
  • Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19
  • General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore
19 Feb 2020 Published – Advisory to employers not to send workers to hospital unless it is a medical emergency
18 Feb 2020 Published – General advisory for employers if a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 is detected at the workplace
18 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
17 Feb 2020 Press releaseLeave of Absence Support Programme extended to those serving Stay-Home Notice
17 Feb 2020 Press releaseMandatory Stay-Home Notice for work pass holders with travel history to mainland China
17 Feb 2020 Updated – Leave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP) for businesses and SEPs
LOASP extended to employers and SEPs affected by SHN.
13 Feb 2020 Updated – Frequently asked questions
Read the FAQs on Leave of Absence Support Programme.
13 Feb 2020 Press releaseSupporting healthcare workers whose leave and holiday plans have been cancelled
13 Feb 2020 Press releaseTwo work passes revoked for re-entry into Singapore without prior approval
12 Feb 2020 Published – Leave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP) for businesses and SEPs
12 Feb 2020 Press releaseLeave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP)
12 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
12 Feb 2020 Published – Advisory to permit workers to enter their worksite
11 Feb 2020 PublishedFAQs
10 Feb 2020 Press releaseActions taken by the Ministry of Manpower following confirmed COVID-19 case of Work Permit holder
10 Feb 2020 Press releaseMOM issues updated advisory on enhanced precautionary measures for dormitories
10 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory to foreign domestic workers and employers in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 situation
Read the advisory in Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese or Tagalog.
10 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
9 Feb 2020 Published – Advisory to foreign domestic workers and employers in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 situation
9 Feb 2020 Press releaseWork passes cancelled and employers’ work pass privileges revoked for breaching Leave of Absence requirements
7 Feb 2020 Published – General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore
7 Feb 2020 Press releaseNew requirements for employers who have work pass holders with travel history to mainland China entering or returning to Singapore
7 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.
5 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China
4 Feb 2020 Published – General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore
3 Feb 2020 Press releaseJoint statement by Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Manpower on persons placed on Home Quarantined Orders and Leave of Absence
2 Feb 2020 Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries
31 Jan 2020 Press releaseUpdate on additional measures by the Ministry of Manpower to minimise the risk of community spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019
28 Jan 2020 Press releaseAdditional measures by Ministry of Manpower to contain spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019
27 Jan 2020 Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries
24 Jan 2020 Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries
23 Jan 2020 Published – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries

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