New ‘Stay Home Notice’ (SHN) implemented in our fight against COVID-19

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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
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