18 April 2020 – Singapore issues 14-day stay-home notice to workers in construction

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Building & Construction, Manpower
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Manpower, Building and Construction Authority

Overview: An escalation of earlier measures for 14-day stay-home notices, now extended fully to all S-Pass (mid-skilled) and Work Permit (blue-collar) workers in the Construction sector from Monday (20 Apr ’20)
Full details here: https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0418-precautionary-stay-home-notices-for-work-permit-and-s-pass-holders-in-construction-sector

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Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: From govt statistics and news reports consistently highlighting a large increase in COVID infections among work permit holders (‘foreign workers’) in dormitories, a large number of whom work in construction and facility repairs. This move is intended to curtail infection risk between other individuals who work in the same sector, but are not already subject to 14-day stay home notices already applied to workers at the dormitories.