13 Apr 2020
Ref No.: 130420(6)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
OVERCOMING COVID-19 TOGETHER: MOM ADVISORY FOR EMPLOYERS OF WORKERS
MOM ADVISORY FOR EMPLOYERS OF WORKERS STAYING IN FACTORY CONVERTED DORMITORIES, CONSTRUCTION TEMPORARY QUARTERS OR TEMPORARY OCCUPATION LICENCE QUARTERS
MOM has issued an advisory for employers of workers staying in factory converted dormitories, construction temporary quarters or temporary occupation licence quarters.
You may view the full Advisory at:
Remind your workers to observe safe distancing measures.
Please ensure that you observe the following safe distancing measures:
1. No inter-mixing of workers while staying at the dormitory / quarters.
2. Minimise time spent in public areas.
3. Mandatory to register time in/out when leaving the dormitory / quarters.
4. Maintain safe distance
During this period, please ensure that your work pass holders have catered meals so that they need not leave the dormitory / quarters. They must remain in their residence as much as possible.
Do engage your workers and help them understand that these are important and necessary adjustments for their health and safety. Workers who do not cooperate will be fined. They will also risk having their work passes revoked and being permanently barred from working in Singapore.
Monitor health of your workers
Ensure that your work pass holders monitor their health and take their temperatures twice daily. If any of them develop a fever or any flu-like symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose, shortness of breath), they should report to the dorm operator immediately and seek medical treatment.
Prompt payment of salary and well-being of your work pass holders
As a responsible employer, you must continue to pay your workers their salaries promptly and look after their well-being during this period.
Action to be taken against irresponsible practices and behaviour
MOM will take action against employers and/or work pass holders for any instances of irresponsible practices and behaviour. These actions could include revocation of work pass privileges.
We seek your cooperation to be part of the fight against COVID-19 and to safeguard Singapore’s public health.
You may also visit MOH’s website at www.moh.gov.sg regularly to keep yourself updated on the latest developments.