01 Oct 2020
Ref No.: 011020 (2)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Minimising Work Disruption with a More Targeted Approach for Dormitory Quarantine
In view that many dormitories have implemented tighter Safe Living Measures to limit intermixing between residents, the Assurance, Care & Engagement (ACE) Group will be adopting a differentiated/targeted quarantine approach to detect and contain COVID-19 cases quickly and more efficiently.
In dormitories with new cases of COVID-19 being detected, close contacts to the affected persons will be quarantined as a precautionary measure. If Safe Living Measures are adhered to properly, workers may now be quarantined by levels or sections instead of the entire blocks to minimise the number of affected workers. Please see the infographics (English version and other languages) for a more detailed overview.
Workers who have recovered and are within 150 days from their infection will not be quarantined. This is in view of the latest medical evidence which showed that these workers would generally continue to have antibodies to guard against re-infection.
This is an important step to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by minimising work disruptions so that workers will be able to return to work safely, ensuring business continuity.
In order for workers and companies to benefit from this new quarantine approach, workers are advised to comply with Safe Living Measures in their dormitories. It is only through our collective efforts that migrant workers will remain safe and healthy, and disruptions to businesses can be minimised.