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Advisory to employers on Safe Living measures for foreign worker dormitories

Issued on 30 May 2020

  1. To prepare for the recovery of foreign worker dormitories1 as we exit the Circuit Breaker, the Inter-agency Task Force (ITF) has started to systematically test and clear all foreign worker dormitory residents before they resume work in the coming months. From 2 June 2020, dormitory operators are required to put in place Safe Living measures at the dormitories so that workers can progressively resume work.
  2. In tandem with these efforts, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has introduced new Work Pass Conditions under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act on non-domestic Work Permit and S Pass Holders, and their employers. The movement restrictions for workers living in dormitories during the Circuit Breaker, imposed via a set of Additional Work Pass conditions, will lapse on 1 June 2020. From 2 June 2020, employers will be responsible to:
    1. Ensure measures to limit inter-mixing amongst residents are implemented at your workers’ dormitory: Employers should check if your workers’ dormitory have implemented measures to reduce inter-mixing of residents across rooms, levels and blocks, and the use of common facilities are scheduled.
    2. Monitor your workers’ health and take necessary precautions: Employers have to ensure that your workers submit their health readings daily to MOM, and that workers who are unwell are quickly isolated and provided medical treatment.
    3. Ensure your workers leave the dormitory only for work: Only workers who are cleared of COVID-19, and who are residing in specified dormitories or specified blocks within a dormitory will be allowed to leave the dormitory for work, subject to their employers having the approval to re-open. Workers must return to the dormitory immediately after work.
    4. Ensure your workers have access to food and essential items: As workers are not allowed to leave their dormitory to buy groceries or packed meals, employers should ensure their workers continue to have access to food and essential items, regardless whether they are eligible to work.
    5. Cooperate with dormitory operators to facilitate new rooming arrangements: For example, employers should work with dormitory operators to instruct their workers to move to other rooms in the dormitory to facilitate the dormitory clearance process.
    Further details of employers’ responsibilities can be found in Annex A. Employers must also ensure that your workers understand their responsibilities, as detailed in Annex B. We have also translated Annex B into Bengali, Mandarin and Tamil for you to send to your workers and explain the additional responsibilities to them. These new Work Pass Conditions will be effective from 2 June 2020. Failure to comply with these conditions may be fined up to $10,000 or jailed up to 12 months, or both.
  3. Employers must also arrange private transportation for your own workers staying in dormitories to commute to and from their workplaces, and with no other passengers.
  4. As we prepare to exit from the Circuit Breaker, we urge employers to remain vigilant and ensure that Safe Living measures are rigorously implemented to reduce the risk of subsequent waves of COVID-19 infections in dormitories.
  5. For further queries, please refer to the FAQs (Annex C). Otherwise, please contact:

    Ministry of Manpower
    Online enquiry
    www.jamiul.com

    Ministry of Health
    MOH Emergency Line 1800 333 9999
    Online enquiry
    www.moh.gov.sg

FOOTNOTE

  1. This refers to Purpose-built Dormitories, Factory-converted Dormitories, Construction Temporary Quarters, Temporary Living Quarters (with seven or more foreign worker residents), Quarters on Temporary Occupation Licence Sites and Government-provided accommodation facilities (e.g. vacant HDB flats, old schools and sports halls). This excludes private residential premises and HDB flats.

Annex A - Responsibilities of employers of non-domestic Work Permit and S Pass holders living in a dormitory

A. Ensure measures to limit inter-mixing amongst residents are implemented at your workers’ dormitories

  1. Work with the dormitory operators to implement Safe Living measures at the dormitory your workers live in. If the dormitory operators refuse to do so, employers should report them to the Ministry of Manpower at mom_qops@mom.gov.sg.

B. Monitor your workers’ health and take necessary precautions

  1. Ensure that your workers download the FWMOMCare mobile application to report their health and update their addresses daily.
  2. Ensure that workers submit their health status via the FWMOMCare mobile application twice daily, at least eight hours apart. Ensure that they scan the QR Code affixed in their rooms using the FWMOMCare mobile application to update their address daily; they need to update the correct block, level and room that they are staying at. Inform MOM at www.jamiul.com/feedback-FWMOMCare if your workers are not able to do so.
  3. Ensure workers who report sick, and have a fever or displays any COVID-19 symptom*, are quickly isolated and send them to the nearest medical post set-up by the Government, for medical treatment.
    * Symptoms are a) coughing, b) sneezing, c) breathlessness, d) a runny nose, and (e) loss of smell or anosmia.
  4. Ensure that your workers have gone for all medical examination(s) or test(s), including COVID-19 test(s), as required by the Government.

C. Ensure your workers leave the dormitories only for work

  1. Only workers who are cleared of COVID-19, and who are residing in specified dormitories or specified blocks within a dormitory will be allowed to leave the dormitory for work, subject to their employers having approval to re-open their workplace.
  2. Ensure that each worker downloads and activates the latest version of the TraceTogether mobile application before leaving the dormitory.
  3. Ensure that your workers return to their dormitory immediately after work.
  4. Work with the dormitory operators to designate timeslot(s) or waiting area(s) at the dormitory to pick up and drop off your workers, who are permitted to resume work.

D. Ensure your workers have access to food and essential items

  1. Ensure that your workers have access to food and essential items, as they are not allowed to leave the dormitory except for work.

E. Cooperate with dormitory operators to facilitate new rooming arrangements

  1. Instruct your workers to move to other rooms in the dormitory to facilitate the dormitory clearance process.

F. Update MOM on your workers’ contact information

  1. Register and/or update your workers’ residential addresses and mobile numbers with MOM via:
    Work Permit holders: Online Foreign Worker Address Service (OFWAS)
    S Pass holders: Employment Pass (EP) Online
    You must do so within five days of your worker moving to a new address or changing to a new mobile number.

Annex B - Responsibilities of non-domestic Work Permit and S Pass holders living in a dormitory

A. Monitor your health and take necessary precautions

  1. Take your temperature and report whether you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms* at least twice daily, 8 hours apart. Submit your health status to MOM via the FWMOMCare mobile application. If you are not able to access the FWMOMCare mobile application, ask your employer or dormitory operator to assist you immediately.
    * Symptoms are a) coughing, b) sneezing, c) breathlessness, d) a runny nose, and (e) loss of smell or anosmia.
  2. Update your location and mobile number using the FWMOMCare mobile application.
  3. Go for all medical examination(s) or test(s), including COVID-19 test(s), as directed by the Government.
  4. If you have a fever, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are physically unwell, inform your employer or dormitory operator immediately.

B. Limit inter-mixing

  1. Maintain a physical distance of at least one metre from another person at all times.
  2. Wear a mask in any communal areas, such as common areas or facilities in your residence, company transportation or workplace. You do not need to wear a mask in the room where you sleep and in shower facilities.
  3. Do not interact with other residents who live in another block or floor from you.
  4. Only use shared facilities, such as toilets and communal cooking areas, that are assigned to you by the dormitory operator.
  5. Use other communal facilities and shared services in the time slot that is assigned to you. This includes access to outdoor recreational spaces, the barber, and remittance services.
  6. Do not use any facilities that are closed e.g. communal dining areas and indoor recreational.
  7. If you are eating your meal in your residence, you must consume your meals in your own room (where you sleep).
  8. Keep your living area, and other areas or facilities which you use clean and tidy.

C. If you are allowed to leave the dormitory for work

  1. Download and activate the latest version of the TraceTogether mobile application before leaving the dormitory.
  2. Do not go anywhere besides your worksite and return to your dormitory immediately after your finish work.
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