19 Mar 2020
Ref No.: 190320 (2)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Overcoming COVID-19 Together: ASPRI’s Business Continuity Plan • MOM entry approval for work pass holders • Driving Malaysia-Registered Vehicles into Singapore
1/3: ASPRI’S BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN (BCP)
In view of rising cases of confirmed case in Singapore and worldwide, both ASPRI and ASPRI-IPI have taken precautionary measures at each of our offices and training facility in accordance with guidelines from the respective local authorities.
As part of our business continuity plan, ASPRI Secretariat has arranged split teams who will be deployed at different work schedules to minimise disruptions. With effect from 20 March 2020 (Friday), please note that only half of our team will be present in office at any given day until the situation improves.
For the best interest of everyone, ASPRI would like to remind all members to fix an appointment (Mondays only) with the Secretariat before visiting our office. You may reach us at 6560 5051. It is with regret that we will be unable to accommodate any walk-ins without any prior notice.
ASPRI will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates accordingly. The Association remains committed to serving you and we thank you for your kind understanding.
2/3: MOM ENTRY APPROVAL AND STAY-HOME NOTICES NOW COVERS ALL NEW AND EXISTING WORK PASS HOLDERS
From 20 March 2020, 2359 hours, MOM will require all new and existing work pass holders (including dependants) planning to enter/return to Singapore from any country, to obtain MOM’s approval before they commence their journey. The entry approval requirement applies to:
A. Existing work pass holders currently out of Singapore; and
B. In-Principle Approval holders who have yet to enter Singapore
Upon arrival in Singapore, all affected work pass holders will be placed on a mandatory 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN). When applying for entry approval, employers will be required to declare to MOM that they have arranged for suitable premises to house these entering/returning employees for the duration of their SHN.
Employers are required to apply for entry approval using this online facility. Employers should inform their affected employees (including their dependants) not to make travel plans to Singapore until approval has been received from MOM. The employers will be required to send the MOM approval letter to the employees who will need to show it to the airline staff upon check-in and at the ICA checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore.
For more information, please visit: https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0318-mom-entry-approval-and-stay-home-notices-now-covers-all-new-and-existing-work-pass-holders
3/3: DRIVING MALAYSIA-REGISTERED VEHICLES INTO SINGAPORE
With the announcement of the restricted movement order, the Association has received feedback from members that some of their staff drove their Malaysia-registered vehicles into Singapore. According to regulations, such vehicles can only stay in Singapore for a maximum of 14 days continuously.
Please remind your workers to apply for an extension if they foresee keeping the vehicle in Singapore beyond 14 days. To apply for an extension, they can bring the following to LTA Customer Service Centre, at 10 Sin Ming Drive S575701, between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:
A. The vehicle
B. Autopass Card
C. Vehicle ownership certificate
D. Certificate of insurance (with third party coverage)
E. Cash in Singapore dollars, NETS, CashCard or FlashPay card for payment
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