Safe Management Steps required at the office after the Circuit breaker interval

Selected economic activities may be allowed to restart as neighborhood transmission numbers come down. But offices should start to set up a method of Safe Management measures, to stop the re-emergence of community cases. As we work towards increasingly opening up our market, we will ensure that the health and security of our people remains our top priority, however, we recognise that their livelihoods are equally significant.

Telecommute from home, If at all possible

Employees should be provided the necessary IT equipment and solutions to enable remote working. Internal and external meetings must be run virtually where possible.

All events and activities that involve long and close contact among participants, and social gatherings at the office ought to be cancelled or deferred.

Special attention ought to be paid to vulnerable employees eg Elderly, pregnant, or people with underlying medical conditions, to allow them to work at home.

If telecommuting is not possible, the following precautions must be set up:

  • Stagger work and break hours to lessen possible congregation of workers at common spaces.

Implement staggered working hours over three or more 1-hourly cubes, with not more than half of their employees reporting to work within every 1-hour block.

Where possible, reporting and end times should not match with peak-hour travel.

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  • Implement split or shift team arrangements

There has to not be a cross-deployment or interaction between workers in safe management measures, teams or worksites, even out of work.

  • Minimise need for bodily touchpoints wherever possible.
  • Ensure clear physical spacing of 1 metre between persons in all time using visual signs or physical demarcations.

We will begin Reaching out to all businesses about the best way best to put in place the steps needed to resume operations. We would like to give them time to plan and perform the necessary so that they will have the ability to implement the steps in an efficient and effective way.

Minister Chan Chun Sing, in a Facebook article 3 May

  • Support contact tracing

All workers should download and activate the Trace Together program, to assist MOH quickly identify possible close contacts of COVID-19 patients and decrease disease transmission.