Updated Stay-Home Notice Regime for Migrant Workers Living in Dormitories and from Construction Marine and Process Sectors

06 Sep 2021

Ref No: 060921 (1)
UEN: S97SS0046G

From 1 Sep 2021, all Work Permit and S Pass holders arriving from Category III and IV countries [1]* and staying in dormitories or working in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors will no longer be subjected to an additional 7-day testing regime after completing their 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at a SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF).

However, all non-Malaysian Work Permit Holders (WPHs) from the CMP sector holding In-Principle Approval (IPA) arriving from these countries will still be required to complete the 4-day residential onboarding programme [2]* at the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre (MWOC).

Please click here to view the official comms by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). A summary of the revised measures are as follows:

You may refer to the entry approval letter for more details about your migrant workers’ SHN.

The SHN fees will be adjusted due to the changes to the SHN regime. As announced by the Ministry of Health previously, the self-administered Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits given to your migrant workers during their SHN will no longer be subsidised [4]* from 20 Aug 2021. This has also been factored in as part of the revised fees as listed in Annex A. MOM will also inform employers of the revised fees when your migrant workers are onboarded at the SDF.

You may refer to the frequently asked questions here. For further queries, please contact www.mom.gov.sg/efeedback.

Annex A


[1]* As of 3 Sep, Category III and IV includes all countries and regions, except Australia, Brunei, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Mainland China and New Zealand. You may find out more on the updated categories here.

[2]* The residential onboarding programme at MWOC includes an enhanced medical examination and the Settling-In Programme. The 4-day stay will not include additional swab tests. You may find out more on MWOC and the residential onboarding programme here.

[3]* This refers to returning migrant workers with live work passes who have arrived in Singapore and attended the SIP previously.

[4]* From 20 Aug, employers will be charged an additional $40 including GST for the three additional ART.

Our Warmest Regards,

ASPRI Secretariat