Migrant staff’ functions to go to 4 standard spots might be authorised nearly immediately: MOM, Latest Singapore News
Applications for a brand new cross from this Friday (June 24) for migrant staff to go to Chinatown, Jurong East, Little India and Geylang Serai on Sundays and public holidays might be authorised nearly instantaneously.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) mentioned in response to queries from The Straits Times that candidates want to provide solely the date of go to and most popular go to location when making use of by way of the SGWorkPass cellular app.
“The pass is valid for the whole day and will be approved almost instantaneously,” a spokesman for the ministry mentioned on Wednesday.
A small variety of Special Pass holders would not have entry to SGWorkPass, and they won’t be required to use for the cross when visiting the group, mentioned MOM.
The new Popular Places Pass is an easing of Covid-19 curbs requiring migrant staff to have an exit cross when leaving their dormitories for any vacation spot locally.
Workers residing in dorms had been largely confined to their quarters and work websites within the first 17 months of the pandemic, earlier than a pilot programme was launched final September for as much as 500 absolutely vaccinated staff per week to have the ability to return into the group.
This exit cross system was progressively ramped up, and as at April, MOM had mentioned as much as 25,000 staff might go to the group on weekdays and 50,000 throughout weekends and public holidays.
The standard locations cross was introduced on June 10.
MOM mentioned the cross is geared toward managing potential excessive footfall on the 4 spots on Sundays and public holidays.
On Wednesday, the ministry additionally supplied the boundaries for the 4 places that require the cross. Details could be discovered by way of https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/safe-rest-day#oepcv
ST visited the 4 spots on Sunday and located that solely six out of 60 staff it spoke to knew concerning the new cross.
MOM mentioned on Wednesday will probably be working with stakeholders to lift consciousness concerning the cross among the many migrant staff.
For occasion, it mentioned its officers might be conducting random checks on the 4 places on Sundays and public holidays, and can advise and educate staff and not using a cross to use for it.