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Temporary Housing Support for Employers Affected by Malaysia's Movement Control Order

  1. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will provide temporary housing support to help employers who are affected by Malaysia’s implementation of a Movement Control Order.
  2. With the implementation of a Movement Control Order which bans Malaysia citizens from going overseas and non-Malaysia citizens from entering Malaysia between 18 March 2020 and 31 March 2020, local employers are making efforts at short notice to house in Singapore, affected workers who commute across the Singapore-Malaysia border frequently.
  3. To help employers defray the additional costs of housing affected workers in short-term housing, eligible employers can apply for temporary housing support of $50 per affected worker per night, capped at 14 nights to cover the extra housing costs incurred.  Affected workers refer to workers who:
    a) Are Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or Work Pass holders who are Malaysia citizens;
    b) Reside in Malaysia and commute to Singapore; and
    c) Are housed in Singapore in hotels, dormitories or rented accommodation between 18 March and 31 March 2020.
  4. As part of business continuity planning, employers should continue to look for housing options on a more sustainable basis to house their Malaysia workers.
  5. Employers who wish to apply for the temporary housing support can submit their applications on the MOM website from 1 April 2020. Conditions will include ensuring that their employees are in employment between 18 March 2020 and 31 March 2020. Applications should only be submitted after the affected worker has completed his/her stay in the short-term housing. More details will be released on the MOM website shortly.
  6. For further queries or clarifications, please contact:

    Ministry of Manpower 
    Online Enquiry: