Joint MOM-BCA-EDB-HPB Press Release - Employers To Ensure Workers Go Through Rostered Routine Testing

Tuesday, 18 August 2020


            As part of the safeguards to ensure the safe restart of work, workers staying in dormitories[1], and workers in the construction, marine and process sectors and personnel who go into the work sites[2], are required to undergo Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) every 14 days.  Around 15,000 employers (78%) have logged into the Health Promotion Board’s Swab Registration System (SRS) since it was launched on 1 August 2020 to schedule their workers for RRT.

2          To date, there remains 118,000 workers who need to undergo RRT and have not yet been scheduled. Some employers have scheduled some, but not all of their workers, especially those who stay at recently cleared dormitories. Employers are reminded to quickly schedule their workers if they have not done so. We are planning to update the AccessCode System such that workers who are required to undergo RRT but fail to do so will have a Red AccessCode.

3          To avoid disruption to business operations, employers are advised to schedule appointment slots for their workers early so that they can secure a testing date at their preferred location. Once the workers have been scheduled under the SRS for the first time, they will be automatically assigned new dates for future RRT swabs.

4          Employers should log in to the Swab Registration System (SRS) regularly to check if there are new workers whom they need to schedule appointments for. We will be continuously adding new workers as their dormitories are cleared, and the workers become due for RRT.

5          Employers should approach their respective sector leads, should they have queries on the requirements:



Construction sector


Marine and process sectors


Manufacturing/services workers staying in dormitories



Employers who face issues with using the SRS can write in to AskSRS@hpb.gov.sg.

[1] This includes migrant workers residing in Purpose-Built dormitories, Factory-Converted dormitories, Construction Temporary Quarters, Temporary Occupational Licence premises and Temporary Living Quarters.

[2] All migrant workers in the construction, marine and process sectors are required to be tested regularly, unless they are working in company office premises.

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