09 Nov 2020
On 6 November, MOM published a press release on the Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). ASPRI would like the highlight the following to members:
- Based on the latest scientific evidence, MOH and MOM will exempt all COVID-19 recovered workers1 from RRT with effect from 4 November 2020. This is in view of the low risk of re-infection, which means the workers are unlikely to benefit from RRT. We will continue to review the scientific evidence, before deciding when is the appropriate juncture for these workers to be put back on the RRT regime. In addition, recovered workers within 180 days of infection (instead of 150 days previously) need not be quarantined if they are identified as close contacts of COVID-19 cases.
- There is no change to the RRT policy for workers who have never been infected with COVID-19. This approach allows government agencies to focus their efforts on workers who have never been infected as they are at greater risk.
For the full press release, please visit: https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/1106-update-on-rostered-routine-testing-policy-for–migrant-workers-recovered-from-covid-19
1 This applies to all dormitory dwelling workers and workers in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors regardless of their place of residence.