BCA Pilot Antigen Rapid Test (ART) for Construction Sector

Updated on 2 August 2021

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The implementation of ART before entering worksites serves as an additional safeguard to screen personnel who are not residing in dormitories (i.e. those residing in HDB and private residential properties). This is on top of the current Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) requirement for all construction workers.

Why implement ART at worksites now?

  • With the evolving COVID-19 situation, construction worksites can be better prepared
  • Developers and contractors are strongly encouraged to pilot ART implementation now, given that:
    • Worksites will be provided with ART test kits at no cost during the pilot period 
    • ART supervisory training is currently offered at a subsidised rate

Overview of ART 

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¹ ARI symptoms refer to fever, cough, runny nose and loss of taste/smell

² For workers not vaccinated: ART at Day 3, Day 7 and Day 11 of the 14-day RRT, cycle or Day 3 of the 7-day RRT cycle;
For vaccinated workers: One ART within 14-day RRT or 7-day RRT cycle

Day 1 refers to the following day of the RRT appointment

ART Pilot Onboarding Process

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(ART Playbook Updated on 8 July 2021)
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