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IMPACT – HIGH
The government announced an entry ban for all short-term visitors. Further, only work pass holders employed in essential services can enter or return.
Additional information: MOM is encouraging employers to impose Leave of Absence (LOA) on all employees who returned to Singapore between March 14 and March 20, and did not receive an SHN. Affected employers and the self-employed may claim S$100 per day for LOAs. MOM is taking breaches of entry approval, as well as SHN and LOA requirements, seriously, and have recently revoked 89 work passes and permanently banned workers involved in the breaches from working in Singapore.
Analysis & Comments: Employers are advised to adhere to entry approval, SHN and LOA requirements and should continue to anticipate disruptions and delays regarding employee mobility and availability. The response to COVID-19 continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.
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