[Updated on 21 October 2021]
Are construction works within households allowed to continue?
Construction works carried out within households are allowed to continue. However, if there are people residing within the household where works are being carried out, there should not be more than 2 workers allowed per day during the Stabilisation Period from 27 September to 21 November 2021 (in line with MOH press release dated 24 September 2021 on the maximum of 2 distinct visitors per household per day).
If there are special reasons to request for more than 2 workers per day during the Stabilisation Period, homeowners may submit their request via the BCA Online Feedback Form, stating clearly the reason for urgency and scope of works/services for BCA’s assessment. This applies to ongoing works/services that had started before 27 September 2021. BCA will assess the requests on a case by case basis. Should the request be approved, the homeowners and contractors will need to abide by additional Safe Management Measures (SMMs) such as ensuring that daily ART is conducted for each worker before entering the premise, and displaying a copy of BCA’s approval email beside the main door.
However, if the premises is vacant (i.e. no one living in the premises), the number of workers and allowable works are subject to MOM’s current safe management measures (https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/requirements-for-safe-management-measures).
[Updated on 30 September 2021]
Are there any changes to construction site requirements?
Please refer to the updated worksite requirements on shared facilities in BCA’s circular on the Revised Approach to Manage Construction Worksites Visited by COVID-19 Positive Cases, issued on 30 September 2021. We seek the cooperation of the industry to keep tighter control over the construction site SMM to minimise the risk of transmission and resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
[Added on 14 May 2021]
Are the workers allowed to be cross deployed to multiple sites?
If cross deployment cannot be avoided (e.g. due to the nature of the job), additional safeguards, which are already stipulated in the existing COVID-safe worksite requirements, should be taken to minimise the risk of cross-infection. These include:
- Different Visual Identifiers to be worn at all time while on-site;
- Close Monitoring by site SMO;
- Separate common facilities meant; and
- Briefing on enhanced SMM
Please refer to BCA’s circular for more info on deploying workers to multiple sites.