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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:

Your workers can also participate in these activities on days other than their rest day.

Recreation Centre visits

Workers can visit any RC. They do not need to take an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or book an Exit Pass to visit the RCs.

The worker must not be on any of these:

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

Community visits

Workers staying in dormitories can apply for an Exit Pass to visit any location in the community. They can apply up to 7 days in advance, using SGWorkPass. Find out more on how apply for an Exit Pass on SGWorkPass.

Dormitory operators must check that their residents have a valid Exit Pass before leaving the dormitory. They will not need to take an ART for the community visits.

Special Pass holders should approach their dormitory operator to arrange an exit timing to visit the community. Find out more in the guide for Special Pass holders to visit the community.

The dormitory operator should assist Special Pass holders to fill in a hardcopy application form and submit the form to MOM's Forward Assurance and Support Team (FAST) for approval at least 1 day before the visit date.

Organised excursions by dormitory operators, employers, or Non-Governmental Organisations

Organised excursions have a controlled itinerary and is available for all workers.

Workers and volunteers do not need to take an ART to participate in the excursions.

Things to take note when visiting RCs, and while on community visits and organised excursions

Workers must:

  • Keep their masks on and wear their masks correctly in indoor facilities such as communal cooking facilities, minimarts, lifts, closed-stairways, gyms and recreation rooms
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Practise good personal hygiene
  • Keep their TraceTogether tokens as it would still be needed for high-risk settings where Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures are still in place