RESOURCES ON CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

We advise all businesses to take the appropriate precautionary measures in accordance with the latest advisories published by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

SECTOR SPECIFIC ADVISORIES
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Ministry of Finance (MOF)

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Latest updates on Singapore Budget 2020 Package, please click here.

Supplementary Information :

MOF Singapore Budget Full Booklet (18 Feb 2020).

MOF Sector Specific Relief Measures for COVID-19 (18 Feb 2020)

MTI Budget Booklet for Businesses (18 Feb 2020)

For more information on sector-specific relief measures businesses can visit :

Enterprise Singapore’s Budget microsite https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/budget-2020 and

Singapore Tourism Board’s website https://www.stb.gov.sg.

Ministry of Health (MOH)

 

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For latest updates, announcements and advisories on COVID-19, please click here.

Please click here for FAQs by MOH on issues relating to COVID-19. 

Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)

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SNEF-SBF Joint Advisory on Workplace Measures to Manage the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation (02 Feb 2020) .
Enterprise Singapore (ESG)

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For latest updates and announcements to help companies better manage potential business operational risks posed by COVID-19, please click here.

Please click here for FAQs by ESG on issues relating to COVID-19 for Businesses.

Guide on Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19 – 2nd Edition  (09 Feb 2020).

应对2019冠状病毒疾病 (COVID-19) 的业务持续计划指南 – 第二版 (17 Feb 2020).

Guide on Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19 – 1st Edition.

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

 

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For the latest advisories and updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM, please click here

Please click here for FAQs by MOM on issues relating to COVID-19 for employers and employees, such as general guidelines, precautionary measures, flexible work arrangements, quarantine matters and Leave of Absence (LOA).

Download Templates :

Note: These templates are for employers’ internal use to obtain health and travel declaration from employees. They are for reference only, and will not be used for submission to MOM.

Published – General advisory for employers if a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 is detected at the workplace (18 Feb 2020).

Press release – Leave of Absence Support Programme extended to those serving Stay-Home Notice (17 Feb 2020).

Press release – Mandatory Stay-Home Notice for work pass holders with travel history to mainland China ( 17 Feb 2020).

Updated – Leave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP) for businesses and SEPs (17 Feb 2020). LOASP extended to employers and SEPs affected by SHN.

Press release – Supporting healthcare workers whose leave and holiday plans have been cancelled (13 Feb 2020).

Press release – Two work passes revoked for re-entry into Singapore without prior approval (13 Feb 2020).

Published – Leave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP) for businesses and SEPs (12 Feb 2020).

Press release – Leave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP)(12 Feb 2020).

Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China (12 Feb 2020). 

Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.

Published – Advisory to permit workers to enter their worksite (12 Feb 2020).

Press release – Actions taken by the Ministry of Manpower following confirmed COVID-19 case of Work Permit holder (10 Feb 2020).

Press release – MOM issues updated advisory on enhanced precautionary measures for dormitories (10 Feb 2020).

Updated – Advisory to foreign domestic workers and employers in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 situation (10 Feb 2020). Read the advisory in Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese or Tagalog.

Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China (10 Feb 2020).

Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.

Published – Advisory to foreign domestic workers and employers in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 situation (09 Feb 2020).

Press release – Work passes cancelled and employers’ work pass privileges revoked for breaching Leave of Absence requirements (09 Feb 2020).

Published – MOM, NTUC & SNEF’s General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore (07 Feb 2020).

Press release – New requirements for employers who have work pass holders with travel history to mainland China entering or returning to Singapore (07 Feb 2020).

Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China (07 Feb 2020).

Read the updated actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations to MOM.

Updated – Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China (05 Feb 2020).

Published – General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore (04 Feb 2020).

Press release – Joint statement by Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Manpower on persons placed on Home Quarantined Orders and Leave of Absence (03 Feb 2020).

Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries (02 Feb 2020).

Press release – Update on additional measures by the Ministry of Manpower to minimise the risk of community spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (31 Jan 2020).

Press release – Additional measures by Ministry of Manpower to contain spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (28 Jan 2020).

Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries (27 Jan 2020).

Updated – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries (24 Jan 2020).

Published – Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries (23 Jan 2020).

 

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

 

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For other updates on advisories and announcements for businesses from MTI, please click here.

PublishedAdvisory for Businesses on Large-Scale Events Amidst the COVID-19 Situation (15 Feb 2020).

PublishedAdvisory on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) for Businesses (01 Feb 2020).

 

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

 

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Press releaseJoint MINDEF-MHA Statement on Management of Pre-enlistees and NSmen (28 Jan 2020).
 

Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)

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For the latest advisories and announcements on precautions to protect our preschool community and other vulnerable groups, please click here
 

Building Construction Authority (BCA)

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For latest updates for the Built Environment Sector (contractors and other stakeholders), please click here.  
 

Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)

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For the latest advisories and announcements on precautions to protect our preschool community, please click here.

 

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

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For updates on Border Control Measures in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019), please click here

Land Transport Authority (LTA)

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For assistance, advisories and precautionary measures for the Point to Point Transport industry, Public Transport Operators and Contractors, please click here.

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

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MAS Advises Financial Institutions to Adopt Recommended Measures for DORSCON Orange (09 Feb 2020).

National Environment Agency (NEA)

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For interim guidelines on cleaning and disinfection, and sanitation and hygiene advisories for various sectors, please click here.  

Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

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For latest updates for the Tourism Sector, please click here.

TRENDING FAQs
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What is the difference between leave of absence (LOA) and stay-home notice (SHN)?

People on LOA are still allowed to leave their residences for daily necessities or urgent matters as they are assessed to be of lower risk. However, they should minimise time spent in public and contact with others.

Those on SHN are not allowed to leave their residence during the entire 14-day period.   

https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/frequently-asked-questions.

What is the difference between being issued a Quarantine Order (QO) and being under a Leave of Absence (LOA)?

There is a difference between LOA and a Quarantine Order (QO).

A QO is a directive issued to individuals under the Infectious Diseases Act and thus have legal force with severe penalties for non-compliance. It is far more stringent than a LOA.

A Quarantine Order (QO) is issued to quarantine or isolate an individual who is, or is suspected to be, a carrier or contact of an infectious disease. This is with the aim of limiting the spread of the virus in the community. It is a legal order under the Infectious Diseases Act, with severe penalties for non-compliance. Quarantine usually occurs in the home but can also be served in dedicated Government Quarantine Facilities (GQFs) or hospitals, should the individual not have suitable accommodation in Singapore.

An LOA is a precautionary measure. We urge those who are on LOA to be socially responsible and comply with the LOA, to prevent possible transmissions of infections.

https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs.

In view of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, can organisations collect, use and disclose personal data (including NRIC/FIN/passport numbers) of visitors to premises for the purposes of contact tracing and other response measures in the event of a 2019-nCoV case?

Organisations may collect personal data of visitors to premises for purposes of contact tracing and other response measures in the event of an emergency. In the event of a 2019-nCoV case, personal data can be collected, used and disclosed without consent to carry out contact tracing and other response measures, pursuant to sections 1(b) of the Second, Third and Fourth Schedules to the PDPA, as this is necessary to respond to an emergency that threatens the life, health or safety of other individuals.

As organisations may require NRIC/FIN/passport numbers to accurately identify individuals in the event of a 2019-nCoV case, organisations may collect visitors’ NRIC, FIN or passport numbers for this purpose.

http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/pdpc/mobile/index.aspx#DetailDoc/2110433.

RESOURCES
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