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140 Work Passes Revoked for Breach of Circuit Breaker Measures, Stay-Home Notices or Quarantine Orders

  1. Between 1 May and 25 June 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revoked the work passes of 140 work pass holders for breaching circuit breaker measures, Stay-Home Notices (SHN) or Quarantine Orders (QO).

  2. Of the 140 work passes revoked: 

    42 work pass holders breached their SHN or QO. They were caught outside their residence while on SHN or QO.

    98 work pass holders were caught breaching circuit breaker measures. These individuals were found eating, drinking and gathering in groups in public during the circuit breaker. These took place at various locations such as dormitories, private residential areas, East Coast Park and Robertson Quay. This includes six work pass holders who were found guilty on 25 June 2020 for breach of circuit breaker measures. They had gathered near Robertson Quay during the circuit breaker period when social gatherings were prohibited.

  3. In addition to having their work passes revoked, these individuals have also been permanently banned from working in Singapore.

    REMINDER TO ALL EMPLOYERS AND WORK PASS HOLDERS

  4. All work pass holders in Singapore must abide by the law. MOM will continue to take enforcement actions against work pass holders who do not comply with the requirements, including the revocation of work passes. This is regardless of the work pass holder’s nationality and pass type.

  5. Employers and work pass holders have a joint responsibility to ensure workers abide by safe distancing measures, and where applicable, requirements such as QO and SHN. As Singapore gradually eases into phase two of reopening, strict compliance is crucial to continue to safeguard the health and safety of individuals and the community at large.