The government has announced that on 13 August 2021, that unvaccinated individuals from selected settings must be tested twice a week using Antigen Rapid Tests (ART), under the “Vaccinate or Regular Test” (“VoRT”) regime, starting from 1 October 2021.
The VoRT regime has now been expanded to include retail mall workers, workers in supermarket outlets, taxi and private hire care drivers, last mile delivery personnel, driving school instructors/private driving instructors, and public transport frontline staff as they also interact more frequently with the general public.
Thus if your company is providing last mile delivery service, do note that it would be subjected to the VoRT regime.
Increased access to vaccinations
- The Ministry of Health (MOH) will make vaccination available at more Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs). The list of participating PHPCs can be found on www.vaccine.gov.sg.
- From 10 August 2021, all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders aged 12 years old will be able to walk in to any of the vaccination sites offering the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment.
From 18 August 2021, all Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass holders, aged 12 years old and above, who have yet to receive their first dose will also be able to walk in to any polyclinic or participating PHPC without a prior appointment.
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