10 Sep 2021
Ref No: 100921 (1)
From 1 October 2021, all workers in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors, as well as those residing in dormitories, will have to administer Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) in between their Rostered Routine Testing (RRT).
Please click here to view the joint-advisory by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Economic Development Board (EDB).
Vaccinated workers will have one additional ART in between their RRT while unvaccinated workers will have three additional ART tests to meet the Vaccinate or Regular Testing (VoRT) requirements (i.e. two tests per week).
Ahead of the implementation of VoRT and to prepare the sectors and dormitories, the Building Construction Authority (BCA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) had earlier announced the phase-in of mandatory Employer-Supervised Self-Swab (ESSS) ART on top of RRT for the construction sector, marine and process sectors respectively.
MOM has also started progressively phasing in ART for migrant workers residing in the dormitories since 23 August 2021, and this will be made mandatory from 13 September 2021.
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