Singapore recently eased restrictions on recreation and work in an effort to restore some sense of normalcy. With much of the population inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine, the nation sought to live with the coronavirus as if it were akin to measles and such. However, a recent spike in cases has seemingly thrown a wrench in those plans.
As such, Singapore will default back to work from home arrangements beginning at 27 September to 24 October, with the earlier 10-day snap WFH regime for when Covid-19 cases are detected at the workplace will be suspended, said the Ministry of Health in a press release.
Employees who are unable to accommodate work from home arrangements are highly encouraged to conduct a rapid antigen test every week. Workers who are under WFH arrangements but are required to return to the office periodically to perform certain tasks will also be required to test negative on a rapid antigen test.
The MOH also advised businesses to forbid ant cross-site deployment of staff to prevent any potential spread of infection. Social gatherings at the workplace will continue to be disallowed and employers should continue to implement flexible working hours and stagger the start times of employees who are required to return to the workplace.
Besides such measures, the MOH also advises organizations to continue their enforcement of social distancing policies and measures. Said policies will remain essential to ensure that large-scale events can proceed safely for attendees.