As COVID-19 has reached a global pandemic, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has updated its travel report Singaporeans should postpone all non-essential trips abroad.
Starting March 16, 11:59 p.m., anyone who has traveled to Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the ASEAN countries with a recent travel history within the past 14 days to Singapore will receive a 14-day stay home notice ( SHN) issued.
This includes residents of Singapore, long-term pass holders and short-term visitors.
The Department of Labor (MOM) then released a joint statement with the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and the National Employers' Association of Singapore with further details.
Employees who, despite the updated recommendation, insist on not making essential travel plans may need to serve their SHN, quarantine, or leave of absence (LOA). with their own annual vacation when returning.
Those who do not have enough annual leave may have to take an advance or unpaid leave.
In these cases, employers and the self-employed are also not eligible for the $ 100 quarantine allowance granted by MOM per day.
MOM advised employers to comply with workers' requests so as not to undertake work-related trips during this period.
However, when work-related travel is required, employers are expected to provide additional paid leave to help workers cover their isolation periods.
This is also intended to assist employees in the event of a late return to Singapore due to flight cancellations or the need for prior authorization.
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