The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has cleared and approved all applications for suspended residential renovation projects. Over 5,400 renovation projects can proceed to resume work.
Approved contractors with the workers residing in private residential and HDB premises can immediately resume work. These workers have all completed a 28-day Stay Home Notice during the Circuit Breaker period and do not need to undergo a COVID-19 swab test before commencing work.
Workers who are staying in dormitories will need to be cleared by the Inter-Agency Taskforce before they can be released for work.
“However, there are contractors whose workers are in Malaysia and unable to travel to Singapore, and contractors who are unable to secure certain materials due to supply chain disruptions. For these reasons, there may be delays in the renovation works even after BCA has given the approval,” said BCA.
All construction workers will still be subject to periodic COVID-19 testing after they start work. Those tested positive, as well as their close contacts, will be quarantined immediately.
New applications will be approved within two days if the submission is in order. The process for applying via BCA website will also be simplified. Contractors do not need to submit their renovation contract and photos of the suspended renovation works. They will only need to provide the renovation site’s address, worker’s information, and the nature of works.
– Construction+ Online