Compliance Requirements for Resuming Business Operations

All businesses are required to adhere to the following regulations stipulated below to meet the Singapore government compliance requirements for resuming business operations:

  1. With effect from 5th April 2021, all employers must ensure that no more than 75% of employees who are able to work from home are at the workplace at any point in time.
  2. All employers are required to declare their number of workers who are working onsite via the GoBusiness Portal.
Category Timeline

A. Businesses belonging to the list of permitted services

Businesses under the list of permitted services refers to firms, bodies or self-employed persons allowed to resume operations from 19 Jun 2020. To see if you fall under the list of permitted services, click here.

Declaration is to be made within 2 weeks of the date of resumptions of operations.

B. Businesses with a General Exemption Approval

Businesses that do not fall within the permitted services, will need to apply for General Exemption and receive approval from MTI before resuming operations. For details on General Exemption Approval, click here.

Declaration is to be made within 2 days of the commencement of operations.

You are required to ensure that your manpower details are updated for the entire duration of the phased resumption of businesses. Any significant changes to your manpower count or details submitted earlier must be updated as soon as possible.
For further details on declaration/submission of manpower details, click here.

Failure to adhere to the above-mentioned regulations could be in breach of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.

All information presented is for general information purposes only and should not be treated as legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, may not be current and is subject to change without notice. Professional advisory should be sought before taking or refraining from any action as a result of the contents mentioned here.