The Government revealed earlier that the migrant workers’ dormitories will be cleared of COVID-19 by in the first week of August, however, tomorrow (7 August) will be the due.
The spotlight of this issue was on the number of workers and lists of dormitories that had been cleared, and not on the ones that are yet to be cleared.
As updated on 4 August by the Ministry of Manpower, below are several lists of dormitories that are yet to be cleared. Despite announcing that the clearance will be done by 7 August, the information provided on the MOM website listed dormitories to be declared COVID-cleared “in the coming weeks”.
A total of four conditions were required to be met in order to be considered as “cleared of COVID-19”.
- #1: Dorm declared COVID-cleared.
- #2a: Actions by dorm operators – Implemented Safe Living Measures.
- #2b: Actions by dorm operators – Arranged with the employer for staggered pick-up/drop-off times.
- #3: Actions by employers (e.g. employers confirmed/updated the addresses in OFWAS).
- #4: Actions by workers (e.g. all workers downloaded TraceTogether and SGWorkPass, and reported health status on FWMOMCare).
It was reported that Blue Stars Dormitory Blk 11, Kian Teck Dormitory Blk 20, Blk 22 and Blk 24, as well as PPT Lodge 1B Blk 4A, completed #1, #2a, #2b and #3, but failed to complete #4 – which was a step that required all workers to download TraceTogether and SGWorkPass, and then report their health status to FWMOMCare.
On the other hand, SCM Tuas Lodge Blk 90, Blk 94, Blk 98 and Woodlands Dormitory Blk 25-16 completed #1, #2a and #2b, but did not complete #3 – which requires employers to confirm and update the addresses in OFWAS, and also #4.
The MOM revealed that 117 Tuas View Walk 1 SINGAPORE 637735 had completed conditions #1, #2a, #2b and #3, but did not complete #4.
214 Tagore Lane Singapore 787597, 36 Loyang Crescent Loyang Industrial Estate Singapore 508994, as well as 9 Gul Street 1 Singapore 629321 only managed to complete #1, and failed to complete #2a, #2b, #3 and #4.
The Ministry reported that 1 Jalan Remaja Singapore 668662, MK11-03339N PT, MK11-03340A PT Project1 Part A: Building Works at Choa Chu Kang Neighbourhood 1 Contract 15 (Total: 126 Dwelling Units); and Part B: Contingency Work – Contract No.: D/099/16, MK31-04822T, MK31-00020W @ Flora Drive, as well as TS21-01590P at Martin Place Martin Modern, are currently pending to be cleared.
These CTQs have completed conditions #1, #2a and #2b, but did not meet #3 and #4.
As for Temporary Living Quarters (TLQ), according to MOM’s website, a total of 376 TLQs were yet to be declared “COVID-cleared”, and there was no available additional information.
The Ministry described that TLQs are workplaces such as factories or office spaces used to house foreign workers (including workers affected by dormitory de-densification efforts due to COVID-19 or by Malaysia’s Movement Control Order), for durations no longer than six months.
Here are three lists of dormitories that are yet to be declared “COVID-cleared”.