Employment lawyers weigh in on the heated debate
Since August, Singapore has allowed offices to operate at 50% capacity, regardless of employees’ vaccination statuses. Despite this, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that if an employee tests positive and was at the workplace in the past seven days, the company must order everyone to work-from-home for at least 14 days. Additionally, social gatherings or interactions in workplaces will be banned from September 8 onwards. The updated measures are part of Singapore’s plans to manage the recent spike in workplace clusters while upholding their plans to treat COVID-19 as endemic.