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Latest Updates

20 May
   Updated Advisories
  • COVID-19 Guidelines on Safe Management Measures for the Manufacturing Sector [Link]
  • Safe management measures [Link] for:
  • F&B establishments
  • Retail establishments
  • Shopping malls and standalone stores
  • F&B and online retail delivery
  • Consumers

19 May
  Press Release and New Advisory
  • End of Circuit Breaker, phased approach to resuming activities safely [Link]
  • Advisory on gradual resumption of business activities in phases starting from 2 June 2020 [Link]
Updated Advisory
  • MOM advisory on requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after circuit breaker period [Link]

18 May
  New Circular
  • NEA circular on measures to be taken when re-starting cooling towers [Link]

15 May
   Press Release
  • Healthcare and education SMEs to receive more support for digitalisation [Link]

Latest Advisories

BUSINESSES

Businesses can go to covid.gobusiness.gov.sg for more information regarding the temporary suspension of activities due to tightened safe distancing measures.
  • Advisory on gradual resumption of business activities in phases starting from 2 June 2020 [Link]

  • MOM advisory on requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after circuit breaker period [Link]
    Updated as of 19 May 2020

  • MOM advisory on salary and leave arrangements during Circuit Breaker [Link]
    Updated as of 25 Apr 2020

SAFE MANAGEMENT MEASURES/SAFE DISTANCING

Safe management measures [Link] for:
  • F&B establishments
  • Retail establishments
  • Shopping malls and standalone stores
  • F&B and online retail delivery
  • Consumers
    Updated as of 20 May 2020

Safe management measures for the manufacturing sector [Link]
Updated as of 20 May 2020


  • For cargo delivery personnel [Link]
  • For businesses receiving deliveries [Link]

  • For workers ferried by lorries [Link]

TRAVEL

  • Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19 [Link]
    Updated as of 23 Mar 2020
  • Advisory for employers and self-employed persons on application for Leave of Absence (LOA) support for company-LOA or self-imposed LOA for workers returning between 14 and 20 March 2020 [Link]
    Updated as of 23 Mar 2020
  • Advisory for employers on employees’ non-essential travel in response to updated travel advisory (COVID-19) [Link]
    Updated as of 20 Mar 2020



Date   Title
MAY
   
14 May
  Press Release
  • Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing participates in second G20 Extraordinary Trade Ministers Meeting [Link]

13 May
  Press Release
  • Germany and Singapore reaffirm collaboration on startups amid COVID-19 [Link]

11 May
  Press Releases
  • Response to public complaints of profiteering by online seller EKSK Mall [Link]
  • Safe Management Measures for F&B establishments [Link]
  • Safe Management Measures for retail establishments [Link]

9 May
  New Advisories
  • MOM advisory on requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after circuit breaker period [Link]
  • COVID-19 Guidelines on Safe Management Measures for the Manufacturing Sector [Link]

6 May
  Press Releases
  • Guidelines for gradual resumption of business operations [Link]
  • Enterprise Singapore expands E-Commerce Booster Package [Link]
  • Enterprise Singapore issues composition fines on 2 companies for breaching Safe Distancing Measures at workplace [Link]

3 May
  Press Release
  • [Updated] Joint Ministerial Statement on supply chain connectivity [Link]

2 May
  Updated Advisories
  • (Updated) Safe distancing measures for retail establishments [Link]
  • (Updated) Safe distancing measures for F&B establishments [Link]
Press Release
  • Easing the tighter circuit breaker measures, preparing for gradual resumption of activity after 1 June [Link]

1 May
  Press Releases
  • Singapore and Japan agree to deepen bilateral cooperation to combat COVID-19 [Link]
  • Singapore reaffirms commitment to facilitate cross-border flows with Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea and New Zealand [Link]

APR
   
25 Apr   Updated Advisory
  • MOM advisory on salary and leave arrangements during Circuit Breaker [Link]

24 Apr   Press Release
  • STB launches new initiatives to further support tourism businesses and workers [Link]
New Advisory
  • Inter-agency advisory on supporting mental well-being of workers under COVID-19 work arrangements [Link]

23 Apr   Press Release
  • Joint Ministerial Statement on supply chain connectivity [Link]

22 Apr   Press Release
  • Singapore receives essential supplies from New Zealand [Link]

21 Apr   Press Release
  • Tightened list of essential services and measures for workplaces which remain open [Link]
Updated Advisory
  • Tightened safe distancing measures [Link] for:
  • F&B establishments
  • Retail establishments

20 Apr     Press Release
  • New Facility at interest rate of 0.1% to help banks and finance companies lower cost of loans to SMEs [Link]

17 Apr   Press Releases
  • Support for businesses and individuals to defray third-party professional cleaning and disinfection costs for premises with confirmed COVID-19 cases [Link]
  • More subsidised solutions to support working from home for businesses [Link]
  • Hostel fined for breach of COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act [Link]

15 Apr    Press Releases
  • Tightening safe distancing measures for F&B and online retail delivery [Link]
  • Ensuring adherence to safe distancing measures amongst food delivery personnel [Link]
  • Singapore concludes negotiations with New Zealand for Declaration on Trade in essential goods for Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic [Link]

12 Apr   Press Releases
  • 30 businesses instructed to cease operations and five composition fines issued for flouting safe distancing measures [Link]
  • (Updated) Tightening safe distancing measures at F&B establishments
  • (Updated) Tightening safe distancing measures at retail establishments
  • (Updated) Tightening safe distancing measures at shopping malls and standalone stores [Link]
  • Tighter safe distancing measures for F&B and online retail delivery
Updated advisory
  • Tightened safe distancing measures [Link] for:
  • F&B establishments
  • Retail establishments
  • Shopping malls and standalone stores
  • F&B and online retail delivery

10 Apr   New Advisory
  • MOM's advisory on safe distancing measures for workers ferried by lorries [Link]

9 Apr    Press Releases
  • ESG expands its Food Delivery Booster Package [Link]
  • ESG and STB order 85 businesses to cease operations[Link]

8 Apr   Press Releases
  • ESG and STB conducted over 10000 enforcement checks; 10 businesses instructed to cease operations [Link]
  • COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 Come into force on 8 April [Link]

7 Apr    Press Releases
  • Eight establishments warned for non-compliance with safe distancing measures [Link]
  • Tighter safe distancing measures for F&B and online retail delivery

 6 Apr   Ministerial Statement on the Solidarity Budget 2020
  • Ministerial Statement on the Solidarity Budget 2020 by DPM and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat [Link]
  • Solidarity Budget Booklet [Link]
New Advisory
  • MOM's advisory on salary and leave arrangements during Circuit Breaker [Link]
Press Releases
  • Joint ministerial statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Lao PDR, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore and Uruguay affirming commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity amidst the COVID-19 situation [Link]

5 Apr    Press Releases
  • (Updated) Tightening Safe Distancing Measures at Retail Establishments
  • (Updated) Tightening Safe Distancing Measures at Shopping Malls and Standalone Stores  [Link]

4 Apr   Press Releases
  • Food Delivery Booster Package to support F&B businesses with delivery orders [Link
  • (Updated) Tightening Safe Distancing Measures at Food & Beverage Establishments
Updated Advisory
  • Advisory on COVID-19 for businesses [Link

3 Apr   Press Releases
  • Suspension of activities at workplace premises to reduce COVID-19 transmission [Link]
  • MOM press release on additional safe distancing measures at the workplace [Link]
  • Financial Services Remain Open and Available [Link]
  • Port of Singapore Remains Open Amidst Additional Precautionary Measures [Link]
New Advisories
  • Advisory for the Construction Industry - Suspension of Activities at Workplace Premises to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission [Link]
  • Advisory for Companies Providing Facilities Management Service [Link]
Infographic
  • Infographic on essential services exempted from suspension [Link]

2 Apr   Press Releases
  • COVID-19 relief measures: Upcoming legislative provisions to impose obligation on property owners to pass on the property tax rebate in full to tenants [Link]
  • Enterprise Singapore rolls out e-commerce booster package to drive business transformation and diversification of revenue streams among retailers [Link]

Enterprise SG's Business Continuity Guide - Updated [Link]

1 Apr   Press Releases
  • Temporary relief for inability to perform contractual obligations due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation [Link]
  • Expansion of temporary scheme to help businesses manage manpower needs [Link]

MAR
   
31 Mar   Press Releases
  • MAS and financial industry to support individuals and SMEs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic  [Link]
  • Closure of public entertainment venues and suspension of events  [Link]

30 Mar
  Press Release
  • Minister Chan Chun Sing participates in G20 Trade Ministers Videoconference [Link]

28 Mar   Press Releases
  • Entry approval required for all Long-Term Pass holders [Link]
  • Joint statement by Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Food Agency on enforcement measures for safe distancing [Link]

27 Mar   Press Release
  • Minister Chan Chun Sing holds videoconference with Republic of Korea Trade Minister Yoo Myung-Hee [Link]

26 Mar   Ministerial Statement on the Supplementary Budget 2020
  • Ministerial Statement on the Supplementary Budget 2020 by DPM and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat [Link]
  • Supplementary Budget Booklet [Link]
Press Release
  • Multiagency effort to support private bus industry impacted by COVID-19 [Link]
New Advisory
  • Advisory on implementing safe distancing measures at shopping malls and standalone stores
Updated Advisories
  • Advisory on safe distancing measures at the workplace
  • Advisory on implementing safe distancing at retail establishments
  • Advisory on implementing safe distancing measures at F&B establishments

25 Mar   Press Releases
  • Employers advised to plan for more sustainable housing options for their workers usually housed in Malaysia [Link]
  • MOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notice requirements for work pass holders from Malaysia [Link]
  • Joint statement by the Singapore Tourism Board, Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Police Force [Link]
  • Joint ministerial statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore affirming commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity amidst the COVID-19 situation [Link]

24 Mar   Press Releases
  • Further measures to help companies cope with COVID-19 situation [Link]
  • Tighter measures to minimise further spread of COVID-19 [Link]

23 Mar   Press Release
  • MOM mounts enforcement operation to ensure workplaces comply with safe distancing measures [Link]
New Advisory
  • Advisory for employers and self-employed persons on application for Leave of Absence (LOA) support for company-LOA or self-imposed LOA for workers returning between 14 and 20 March 2020 [Link]
Updated Advisory
  • Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from affected areas in response to increase in cases of COVID-19 [Link]

21 Mar   Press Release
  • 89 Work Passes revoked for breach of entry approval and Stay-Home Notice requirements [Link]

20 Mar   Press Releases
  • Joint Ministerial Statement by Singapore and New Zealand affirming commitment to ensuring supply chain connectivity amidst COVID-19 situation [Link]
  • Companies encouraged to impose Leave of Absence for employees returning between 14 And 20 March 2020 [Link]
New Advisories
  • Advisory on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) for businesses [Link]
  • Advisory on safe distancing at retail establishments
  • Advisory on safe distancing at F&B establishments
Updated Advisories
  • Advisory on safe social distancing measures at the workplace [Link]
  • Advisory for employers on employees' non-essential travel in response to updated advisory (COVID-19) [Link]
  • General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore [Link]
  • General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore [Link]

19 Mar   Press Release
  • Temporary housing support for employers affected by Malaysia's Movement Control Order [Link]

18 Mar   Press Release
  • MOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notices now covers all new and existing work pass holders [Link]

17 Mar   Press Release
  • Accomodating Workers Affected by Lockdown in Malaysia [Link]

15 Mar   Press Release
  • MOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notices extended to ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom [Link]

13 Mar   Press Release
  • MOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notices extended to Italy, France, Spain and Germany [Link]

12 Mar   Press Release
  • SG Clean Quality Mark extended to tourism and lifestyle businesses as part of nationwide efforts to uplift sanitation and hygiene [Link]

11 Mar   Press Release
  • Tripartite partners update advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment in view of COVID-19 [Link]

3 Mar   Press Release
  • MOM entry approval and Stay-Home Notices extended to more countries [Link]

FEB
   
28 Feb   Updated Advisory
  • General advisory for employers if a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 is detected at the workplace [Link]

25 Feb   Press Releases
  • Entry approval requirement for employers with work pass holders with travel history to Daegu city and Cheongdo county [Link]
  • Temporary scheme to help manufacturing and services sectors manage manpower needs [Link]
  • Press release on outcome of inspections of 3 Stars' premises under the Price Control Act [Link]

24 Feb   Press Releases
  • More workers and employers taken to task for breaching Leave of Absence requirements [Link]
  • Majority of employers compliant with entry approval requirements for work pass holders [Link]

21 Feb   Press Release
  • Concerted tripartite effort in line with the Stabilisation and Support Package to help tourism sector affected by COVID-19 [Link]

18 Feb   New Advisory
  • General advisory for employers if a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 is detected at the workplace [Link]

17 Feb   Press Releases
  • Leave of Absence Support Programme extended to those serving Stay-Home Notice [Link]
  • Mandatory Stay-Home Notice for work pass holders with travel history to mainland China [Link]
  • Press release on inspections of 3 Stars premises under the Price Control Act [Link]

16 Feb   Press Release
  • "SG Clean" Campaign Launched To Rally Public And Businesses To Work Together To Keep Singapore Clean [Link]

15 Feb   New Advisory
  • Advisory for businesses on large-scale events amidst the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) situation [Link]

13 Feb   Press Releases
  • Supporting healthcare workers whose leave and holiday plans have been cancelled [Link]
  • Two work passes revoked for re-entry into Singapore without prior approval [Link]

12 Feb   Press Release
  • Leave of Absence Support Programme (LOASP) [Link]

11 Feb   Press Release
  • Price Control Act letter of demand issued to retailer 3 Stars [Link]

10 Feb    Press Releases
  • Actions taken by the Ministry of Manpower following confirmed COVID-19 case of Work Permit holder [Link]
  • MOM issues updated advisory on enhanced precautionary measures for dormitories [Link]

9 Feb   Transcript
  • Transcript of Minister Chan Chun Sing's remarks at Ministerial Community Walkabout at Jurong Spring Division [Link]
Press Release
  • Work passes cancelled and employers’ work pass privileges revoked for breaching Leave of Absence requirements [Link]

7 Feb   New Advisory
  • MOM, NTUC and SNEF's General advisory for workplace measures in response to DORSCON Orange situation in Singapore [Link]
Press Release
  • New requirements for employers who have work pass holders with travel history to mainland China entering or returning to Singapore [Link]

4 Feb   New Advisory
  • General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of novel coronavirus in Singapore [Link]

3 Feb   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 [Link]

2 Feb    Transcript
  • Transcript of Minister Chan Chun Sing's remarks at Oasia Hotel Downtown [Link]

1 Feb   Press Release
  • MOF-MTI Media Release on Government support for firms and workers [Link]
New Advisory
  • Advisory on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) for Businesses

JAN
   
31 Jan   Press Release
  • Update on additional measures by the Ministry of Manpower to minimise the risk of community spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 [Link]

30 Jan   Transcript
  • Transcript of Minister Chan Chun Sing’s Remarks at Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Press Conference [Link]
Press Release
  • Issuance of Letters by the Price Controller to Sellers that have received consumer complaints [Link]

28 Jan   Press Release
  • Additional measures by the Ministry of Manpower to minimise the risk of community spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 [Link]

23 Jan   New Advisory
  • Advisory for employees and employers travelling to and from mainland China and known affected countries


Useful Links and Resources

Sector-specific Advisories and News

Other Useful Links

  • For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, visit MOH’s website.

  • For the latest advisories and actions to be taken by employers of foreign employees and mandatory declarations, visit MOM’s website.

  • For other business-related COVID-19 queries, please visit Enterprise Singapore’s website.

  • For printable posters/advisories, visit Gov.sg's COVID-19 resources page.

  • For interim guidelines on cleaning and disinfection, and sanitation and hygiene advisories for various sectors, visit NEA’s website.

  • If you would like to find out more about the SG Clean quality mark and how to be certified, visit the SG Clean website to find out more.

  • If you would like to support the different community-led COVID-19 efforts in Singapore, visit the SG United website to find out more.


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