[Key Updates] COVID-19 for Businesses

Enterprise Singapore has updated their advisory to businesses on their website in accordance with updates from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM): www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/covid-19

Here are the key updates to note:

Implementation of Stay-Home Notice (SHN)

All Singapore residents and long-term pass holders with recent travel history to mainland China (outside of Hubei) within the last 14 days will now be issued a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon their return to Singapore.

With the introduction of SHN, no new Leaves of Absence (LOA) will be issued. Those who are currently on LOA will continue to serve out their LOA under conditions set out earlier by MOH and MOM. Under the SHN, affected individuals will have to remain in their place of residence at all times during the 14-day period. For more details and conditions imposed for the SHN, please refer to this link.

MOM will also provide support to those affected by LOA or SHN requirements due to COVID-19. More details can be found in this link.

Measures for Confirmed or Suspected Cases at the Workplace

If someone at your workplace is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, please refer to this advisory by the MOM on measures to be taken.

Please thoroughly clean and disinfect that section of the workplace premises. You may refer to the guidelines by the National Environment Agency (NEA) for more details.

Support for Businesses

Measures were introduced at Budget 2020 to help companies and workers weather near-term uncertainties. These include:

  • A Stabilisation and Support Package amounting to $4 billion to support firms by defraying their wage costs and addressing short-term cash flow needs;
  • Additional support for sectors directly affected by COVID-19 i.e. tourism, aviation, retail, food services and point-to-point transport services


For advisory on business continuity planning, and large scale events, as well as the  above infographics in other languages, you can download it here.

We urge all businesses and individuals to be responsible and to avoid passing on unverified information.

Together, our industry can overcome this difficult time together, just as we have done so before.

By |2020-02-26T09:58:14+08:0024 February 2020|News|0 Comments