With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Singapore Government is constantly coming up with measures to keep COVID-19 under control.
One of the new measures is the ‘Stay Home Notice‘
What is this?
- Applies to all work-pass holders with recent travel history to mainland China
- SHN requires relevant people to NOT LEAVE their place of residence at all
- They will be required to remain home AT ALL TIMES
- Enforcement officers will carry out random calls and spot checks to ensure that those serving out the SHN comply with requirements
- Applies for 14 days
What if I don’t comply with the SHN?
- Foreigners: may get their work or long-term passes revoked
- Singaporeans: could be prosecuted under the Infectious Diseases Act. Under the act, first-time offenders can be fined up to S$10 000, jailed for up to 6 months, or both
SHN vs LOA
- LOA allows individuals to go out for essential trips (eg, to eat or to buy groceries)
- However, SHN does NOT ALLOW individuals to go out of the house AT ALL
Is the S$100 daily allowance still applicable?
- Yes, it is still applicable
- All employers of Singaporeans, permanent residents and work-pass holders under the SHN will get the S$100 daily allowance
- Eligible employers can apply for S$100 daily per affected worker who travelled to mainland China on or before 31 January 2020 and placed on notice after they returned to Singapore
- They can also qualify for levy waiver for affected foreign workers for the notice period
- Affected self-employed citizens and PRs under the notice can apply for the S$100 daily allowance too
- For more information, click here
How do I get support for daily necessities if I’m put under SHN?
- Students can approach their schools or institutions, or the Ministry of Education
- Employers have a duty to ensure that their work-pass holders on SHN can obtain meals and other daily essentials. If the work-pass holder is unable to make his own arrangements, the employer will have to make necessary arrangements
- If support from employers is not forthcoming, work-pass holders should report their difficulties to MOM