14 April 2020 – Blue-collar workers moved from dormitories to alternative living arrangements

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Manpower
Intervention Categories: New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Inter-agency Taskforce for COVID-19

Overview: To re-house blue-collar migrant workers from dormitories to alternative living quarters, in light of increasing infection clusters linked to dormitories. Intended effect to reduce living density, maintain safety for all, especially for workers in sectors for ‘essential services’, who continue to work at this time.
Full details here: https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0414-key-actions-to-manage-transmisison-of-covid-19-in-all-dormitories

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: To further manage the transmissions within the dormitories, and to allow health measures to be implemented more effectively, the Taskforce will further reduce the number of workers in the dormitories and also implement a medical support plan at all dormitories.