11 Aug 2020
Ref No.: 110820 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Revised Cohorting Requirements for Process Sector
Since the Circuit Breaker ended on 2nd June 2020, the Construction, Process and Marine sectors have adopted additional safety measures, requiring workers to be cohorted in order to minimise intermixing of workers at their residence and mitigate the risks of any potential COVID-19 outbreak.
The Economic Development Board (EDB), Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Building and Construction Authority (BCA) have worked together to review and align the cohorting requirements for the Construction, Process and Marine sectors. You may view the requirements listed in the appended PDF document. Similarly, you may view them here.
For your ease of reference, please refer to the summarised requirements for the Process sector:
- Workers belonging to the same team (i.e. by discrete projects, shifts or trades) to be housed in the same room.
- Otherwise, workers employed by the same firm to be housed in the same room. Limited to a maximum of 2 employers housed within each room.
However, it is understood that fully implementing the cohorting arrangements will be challenging as it will take time to complete. As such, companies will be given a grace period till end of September, such that all workers with green AccessCode status, and where their employers have obtained the necessary general exemption and quota for manpower deployment, can leave the dormitory for work while cohorting is ongoing. Recovered workers will also be allowed to return to work in the meantime, but cohorting will still be required after the grace period.