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More migrant workers can take part in community visits, including unvaccinated workers

The Straits Times, Singapore, 22 April 2022 - More migrant workers will be allowed to leave their dormitories to visit public places from next Tuesday (April 26), with up to 50,000 allowed in the community on weekends and public holidays and up to 25,000 on weekdays.

Unvaccinated workers will also be allowed to participate in these eight-hour visits, with the lifting in most settings of safe management measures that differentiate between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

However, workers still need to apply for exit passes and indicate where they would like to go before they leave their dorms, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement on Friday.

This is to manage overcrowding at popular locations, MOH added.

Asked why migrant workers still need to apply for the exit permits when pandemic restrictions have largely been eased for the rest of the population, and whether the authorities had a timeline for lifting restrictions on dormitories after more than two years of movement controls, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said communal living in worker dormitories presents a greater risk.

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Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-migrant-workers-can-take-part-in-community-visits-including-unvaccinated-workers

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