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Work Pass Revoked and Fines Issued for Breaching Circuit Breaker Measures

  1. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revoked the work pass of a work pass holder for breaching the circuit breaker measures. The worker has also been permanently banned from working in Singapore.
  2. Investigations by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) revealed that the work pass holder from an essential firm had finished work on the evening of 9 April.    However, after taking his meal, he continued to loiter at various places for an extended period of time before returning to his place of residence on 10 April.  This is a blatant breach of circuit breaker measures.

    ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

  3. From 10 April 2020 to 12 April 2020, officers from multiple government agencies including MOM, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the National Parks Board, issued a total of 39 fines to work pass holders found in breach of circuit breaker measures. These individuals were found to have gathered in groups, engaged in group exercise or participating in recreational activities like frisbee or football with persons who did not live in the same household.
  4. If found to be in breach of the circuit breaker measures for a second time, MOM will not hesitate to revoke the work passes of these individuals as well as the passes of their dependants.

    REMINDER TO ALL EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
  5. Employers and employees have a joint responsibility to abide by safe distancing rules during the circuit breaker. These rules are necessary for the health and safety of the individuals and the community. Ignorance of the requirements is not an excuse and MOM will not hesitate to enforce against errant individuals.
  6. Members of the public who have any information on work pass holders or employers breaching circuit breaker measures can email MOM at: mom_qops@mom.gov.sg.
  7. For further queries or clarifications, please contact:

    Ministry of Manpower 
    Online Enquiry: www.mom.gov.sg/feedback 
    Website: www.mom.gov.sg