Work-from-home still default mode as S'pore transitions out of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

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Mandy How | June 10, 2021, 03:43 PM

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Singapore residents should continue working from home whenever possible, even as the country transitions out of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), the Multi-ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced on June 10, 2021.

Speaking in the press conference, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong and co-chair of the MTF said that working from home will remain the default for the next few weeks.

The measure is "essential" to keep transmission risks in check, as it reduces overall footfall and interactions at common spaces at or near the workplace, and in public places, including public transport.

Employers should continue to stagger start times of employees who need to return to the workplace, and implement flexible working hours.

There should continue to be no cross-deployment of workers to multiple worksites.

Singapore moved out of work-from-home as default on Apr. 5, 2021, but reimplemented it on May 16 in light of rising community cases.

In May this year, 11 companies were issued fines for failing to ensure that employees who could work from home did so.

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