Dear HR Community Subscribers,
All employers in Singapore are being advised to implement the VoRT system.
To safeguard employees and strengthen workplaces, an advisory has been published to urge all businesses to consider implementing the vaccinated or undergo regular testing (VoRT) scheme as company policy for existing employees and new hires.
This will result in vaccination-differentiated workplace measures for those vaccinated and those who are not. Employers should also begin preparing their staff as soon as possible in the run-up to the VoRT system, which will take effect on October 1, 2021.
For business purposes, any employer may inquire about an employee's immunization status from today. Employers who use the VoRT program may also ask employees to show proof of immunization. Employees who decline would be considered unvaccinated for the purposes of vaccination-differentiated measures and cost sharing.