Workers staying in dormitories as well as workers in the marine, process and construction sectors and personnel who go into work sites, are required to undergo rostered routine testing (RRT) every 14 days.
As part of measures to ensure the safe restart of work, employers are required to have their workers complete a swab test in the last 14 days by 5 September.
In a joint release, the Ministry of Manpower, Building and Construction Authority, Economic Development Board and Health Promotion Board said workers staying in dormitories as well as workers in the marine, process and construction sectors and personnel who go into work sites, are required to undergo rostered routine testing (RRT) every 14 days.
“Workers who have not done so will have their AccessCode Status reflected as Red under the “Health Status”, and will not be able to return to work,” said the release.
The authorities revealed that 82% or about 16,000 employers have “logged into the Health Promotion Board’s Swab Registration System (SRS) to schedule their workers for RRT”.
As such, around 102,000 workers who need to undergo RRT have yet to be scheduled for swab testing.
“Employers are reminded to quickly schedule appointment slots for their workers if they have not done so, to avoid disruption to business operations.”
The available locations can be seen in the SRS when booking appointment dates, said the authorities. These comprise 18 regional screening centres and purpose-built dormitories across the city-state such as The Float @ Marina Bay, Old Police Academy, PPT Lodge 1B, Sungei Tengah Lodge and Tampines Dormitory.
Once scheduled under the SRS, workers will be automatically assigned new dates for future swab tests. Employers are mandated to regularly check the SRS “if there are new workers whom they need to schedule appointments for”, said the release.
“We will be continuously adding new workers as their dormitories are cleared, and the workers become due for RRT,” it added.
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