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BCA: stay-home notice (update)

The stay-home notice (SHN) ended on 18 May 2020 and construction works will be resuming in phases after the end of the circuit breaker period. With this, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has sent out a notice to inform firms on the movement of construction workers after SHN.

Approval from MTI Required to Continue Work During Circuit Breaker

Between 19 May and 1 June 2020 (23:59), construction firms are required to obtain Ministry of Trade and Industry’s (MTI) approval during this period. Firms are advised to obtain a general or time-limited approval from MTI to provide essential services for this period and ensure that only the employees submitted to and approved by MTI perform those essential services (both local and foreign workforce).

To apply and direct all queries to MTI, click on the link below:
https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg.

For the latest FAQs, click on the link below:
https://www1.bca.gov.sg/docs/default-source/docs-corp-news-and-publications/faqs—covid19/faqs-for-movement-of-workers-after-shn.pdf

Movement control of foreign workers in and out of all dormitories are not allowed

Daily movement of workers in and out of all dormitories—i.e., Purpose-Built Dormitories (PBDs), Factory Converted Dormitories (FCDs), Construction Temporary Quarters (CTQs) and Temporary Occupation Licence quarters (TOL Quarters)—will still not be allowed,” said BCA.

The table below provided by BCA summarises the approvals that are required for workers to work during the circuit breaker period.

Accommodation type for workers of essential service providers MTI approval to provide essential services at https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg BCA’s approval for
movement control for
workers at the affected
accommodation types
HDB / PRPs / TLQs / Hotels Required Not Required
FCDs / PBDs / CTQs / TOL Quarters Required Required

Note: For workers who are involved in critical projects led by public agencies and construction/retrofitting works for temporary housing/dormitories, as well as quarantine and isolation facilities, the current decanting and health protocol requirements still apply, i.e., all workers (including from HDBs/PRPs/TLQs) are required to undergo the submission and approval process to BCA through the leading agencies.

– Construction+ Online

Source: Building and Construction Authority

 

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