As of January 1, 2022, only fully vaccinated workers will be able to return to their posts in Singapore.
According to the island’s Ministry of Health, anyone who has not been vaccinated but tested negative before entering the workplace (provided the test has been carried out by a competent authority) can be released. However, they will have to bear the cost of testing and test results are only valid for 24 hours.
The release can also be made for those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 270 days.
Those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are also released. Companies were asked to pay special attention to these people, giving them the freedom to work from home.
Pandemic-related restrictions will remain in effect in Singapore for another month as the number of cases increases. Currently, those who are not fully vaccinated cannot enter shopping malls, supermarkets, and tourist spots. Hopefully, these restrictions will encourage more people to dive.
The Singapore government is easing these restrictions after a month, just taking into account the increase in infections, the percentage of the population with severe symptoms, and hospital occupancy rates.
Singapore has approved Chinese Sinovac vaccines in its national vaccination program.