09 May 2020 – Requirements for safe management measures at the workplace

Type of Intervention: Guidance, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Manpower
Intervention Categories: Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)

Overview: Targeted at all workplaces, it calls for offices to implement a system of Safe Management Measures at workplaces, and also maintain safe distancing measures by continuing telecommuting arrangements and virtual meetings wherever possible, adhering to in-office distancing measures, and wearing masks at workplaces. Contact tracing is also necessary through the use of entry/exit log-ins, and encouraged use of the TraceTogether App
Full details here: https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/requirements-for-safe-management-measures

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: As community transmission #s decrease, we can gradually relax our restrictions and selectively resume economic activities. This will help support our businesses and protect livelihoods. To prevent the re-emergence of community cases, our workplaces should begin to put in place safe management measures ahead of time. Ref is a ministry of Health (MOH) statement on 2 May 20, no link provided