Written Answer by Minister for Manpower Dr Tan See Leng to PQ on measures to better manage cost of quarantine for migrant domestic workers entering Singapore
NOTICE PAPER NO. 652 OF 2021 FOR THE SITTING ON 13 SEPTEMBER 2021
QUESTION NO. 1056 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Shawn Huang Wei Zhong
To ask the Minister for Manpower whether there are any upcoming measures to better manage the cost of quarantine for foreign domestic workers entering Singapore.
To help employers manage the cost of stay for their migrant domestic workers (MDWs) at the Stay-Home Notice Dedicated Facility (SDF), MDWs have the option to share a room with another MDW at the SDF, subject to the availability of rooms. The cost of stay in a shared room at the SDF is $1,000, compared to $1,500 for a single room. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) also considers appeals from Singaporeans and permanent residents, and may waive the SDF cost of an MDW on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration household income and the financial circumstances of the employer.