Selected restrictions will be eased for migrant workers residing in dormitories from 3 December onwards, as part of the mid-point review of the extended Stabilisation Phase.

98% of migrant workers residing in dormitories are now fully vaccinated. Many of them are also taking up booster vaccinations at an encouraging pace. COVID-19 infections in dormitories have stabilised over the last few weeks, with an average daily number of 143 migrant workers testing positive in PCR tests in the last week. Such workers also have to undergo weekly testing regardless of their vaccination status.

Expansion of Community Visit Programme

Hence, from 3 December 2021, the Ministry of Manpower will further ease restrictions for migrant workers residing in dormitories by expanding the community visit programme. A total of 3,000 vaccinated migrant workers will be able to visit any location within the community per day, up from 3,000 migrant workers per week. They will be able to do so for up to 8 hours per visit. Necessary safeguards will remain in place, such as additional pre-event ART tests that will be done before they leave their dormitories, as an added precaution.

More Convenient Access to Recreation Centres

Visits to Recreation Centres (RCs) will also be made more accessible for migrant workers. These workers will be allowed to visit the RCs daily for an extended duration of 8 hours per visit, up from the thrice weekly cap on RC visits currently in place. Unvaccinated migrant workers are required to undergo a pre-visit ART to be allowed entry into RCs.

From mid-December, migrant workers will also be allowed to visit any RCs of their choice. MOM is working with RC operators to increase the variety of activities at the RCs, such as organising screenings of movies and sports games, and putting in place processes to manage a larger number of visits from migrant workers. More details can be found in Annex A.

Further Expansion of Community Visit Programme and More Convenient Access to Recreation Centres for Migrant Workers Residing in Dormitories

    Current measures  Updated measures
Community Visit Programme

 

Vaccinated migrant workers

 • Up to 3,000 workers per week

• Visits limited to pre-identified locations of Little India and Geylang Serai

• Up to eight hours per visit

• Pre-visit testing required

From 3 Dec:

• Up to 3,000 workers per day

• No limitations on locations

• Up to eight hours per visit

• Pre-visit testing required

 

Unvaccinated migrant workers 

• Not eligible for community visits 

• Not eligible for community visits 

Recreation Centre Visits

Vaccinated migrant workers
• Up to three visits per week

• Up to four hours per visit

• Visit limited to designated RC

• No pre-visit testing required

     

From 3 Dec:

• Daily visits

• Up to eight hours per visit

• No pre-visit testing required

From mid-Dec:

• No limitations on RC location

 

  Unvaccinated migrant workers 
• Up to three visits per week

• Up to four hours per visit

• Visit limited to designated RC

• Pre-visit testing required, using ART negative results from Rostered Routine Testing regime or a pre-visit ART test.

 

From 3 Dec:

• Daily visits

• Up to eight hours per visit

• Pre-visit testing required, using ART negative results from Rostered Routine Testing regime or a pre visit ART test.

From mid-Dec:

• No limitations on RC location

 

 

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