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Safe Rest Day

Staggering your migrant workers’ rest days helps them enjoy their rest days safely and mitigates the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Employer's responsibilities

You must provide your workers with at least 1 rest day per week. You can use Safe@Work to choose and stagger their designated rest days.

Employers are responsible for informing workers about their assigned rest days. You should also inform your workers to use SGWorkPass to check their assigned rest days.

Who is Safe Rest Days for

It applies to all workers staying in purpose-built dormitories (PBDs), factory-converted dormitories (FCDs), Construction Temporary Quarters (CTQs), Temporary Occupational Licence Quarters (TOLs), Temporary Living Quarters (TLQs) or government-arranged housing of allowed occupancy of 7 or more.

Safe Rest Days does not apply to workers staying in HDB flats or private residential properties.

What can workers do on their Safe Rest Days

Workers can:

  • Visit Recreation Centres (RCs)
  • Visit community areas
  • Go on organised excursions

Recreation Centre visits

Workers can visit any RC anytime.

The worker must not be on any of these:

  • Stay-Home-Notice
  • Movement Restriction Order
  • Isolation Order

Community visits

Workers staying in dormitories will no longer need an Exit Pass to visit the community.

Workers staying in dormitories will have to apply for a Popular Places Pass using SGWorkPass instead, if they are visiting any of the popular places listed in the table below on Sundays and public holidays.

Sundays and public holidays Weekdays and Saturdays that are not public holidays
Need to apply for Popular Places Pass?
Popular places:
Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Little India
Yes No
All other places in the community No No

Special Pass holders staying in dormitories will not need to apply for a Popular Places Pass. They may visit any location in the community without applying for a pass or filling in a form.

Workers should keep their TraceTogether tokens as they may need the token for verification of their vaccination status in high-risk settings where Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures are still in place.