COVID-19 news

19 May 2020

Companies may now download the latest Covid-safe landscaping guidelines.

7 May 2020

Extension of Stay-Home Notice for Work Permit Holders in the landscaping sector

All Work Permit holders in the landscaping sector, who reside in all accommodation except for dormitories gazetted as an “isolation area”, or any dormitory as defined in the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015 (FEDA), are currently serving Stay-Home Notices (SHN) until 7 May, 23:59 hours.

 

Based on the public health assessment by the Ministry of Health, an extension of the SHN by a further 14 days to cover another incubation cycle will help to break the transmission cycle. After careful consideration, the Ministry of Manpower and NParks have decided to extend the SHN for these workers and their dependants until 21 May 2020, 23:59 hours. For more information, please contact NParks for more information at NParks_Industry@nparks.gov.sg.

 

Work Permit holders on SHN are required to report their location via daily SMSes sent to their mobile numbers registered with OFWAS. If they have received our daily SMSes, please update their mobile numbers immediately.

 

 

24 April 2020

All Work Permit holders in the landscaping sector will be placed on Stay-Home Notice

All Work Permit holders in the landscaping sector, who reside in all accommodation except for dormitories gazetted as an “isolation area”, or any dormitory as defined in the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015 (FEDA), are required to serve Stay-Home Notice (SHN) from 23 Apr 2020 to 7 May 2020. For more information, please contact NParks for more information at NParks_Industry@nparks.gov.sg.


Work Permit holders on SHN are required to report their location via daily SMSes sent to their mobile numbers registered with OFWAS. If they have received our daily SMSes, please update their mobile numbers immediately.



3 April 2020

Additional safe distancing for workplaces

Please visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg to find out more details on essential services that may continue when additional measures kick in from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020. In order to be able to continue business operations, you may apply for exemptions at the website mentioned, before 7 April 2020.

a. If your workers are required on-site only at specific times, please apply for a time-limited exemption

b. If you need to maintain a small workforce on-site, please apply for a general exemption.

In your application, provide reasons that your business activities need to continue and any other details required. Please take note that other non-operations employees must be allowed to work from home. 


Other useful links:

https://www.gov.sg/features/covid-19

https://www.gov.sg/article/covid-19-circuit-breaker-closure-of-workplace-premises