20 Sep 2021
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Time-limited Rostered Routine Testing (RRT)
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced on 6 September that there will be a time-limited offer to companies of 8 kits per onsite employee, to carry out weekly testing of staff over a two-month period. Sign-up is voluntary. Companies which receive the kits are required to conduct weekly testing for onsite staff.
These tests can be self-administered at home, or at work premises. However, employers must put in place a process to ensure that the tests are done properly and report the results to the government. Compliance audits will also need to be done.
Do note that this is not eligible for employees currently under the mandatory Fast And Easy Testing and mandatory PCR testing.
More information can be found at https://www.gobusiness.gov.sg/timelimitedrrt/
Rental Waiver Framework
The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has introduced a Rental Waiver Framework to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and specified Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) affected by the tightened safe management measures during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) (P2(HA)).
The Rental Waiver Framework complements the suite of support measures that the Ministry of Finance introduced earlier to cushion the economic impact of the P2(HA) on workers and businesses. This included one month of rental support in total under the Rental Support Scheme (RSS), paid out as cash to qualifying tenants in privately owned commercial properties.
Under the Rental Waiver Framework, landlords will be required to provide a rental waiver of 2 weeks of gross rent to eligible SME and NPO tenant-occupiers of qualifying commercial properties. Taken together with the RSS cash payouts, these tenants will benefit from a total of about 1.5 months of rental support.
More information can be found at https://go.gov.sg/rwf2021 and for further enquiries, please contact MinLaw here. Please see below for the infographics in English and the other vernacular languages:
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