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How to implement health checks at workplace?

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

All employers must require employees and visitors to conduct regular temperature screening and check for respiratory symptoms for all employees twice daily, and visitors where relevant.

Employees must submit the following declarations daily, and visitors before being allowed to enter premises:

  1. Travel history;

  2. That they have not received a quarantine or isolation order, stay-home notice, or been issued medical certificates for respiratory symptoms; and

  3. That they are not a close contact of confirmed cases.

Employers must keep declaration records for all employees and visitors for at least 28 days for inspection purposes.

Adherence to travel advisories: Employers should ensure that their employees adhere to MOH’s prevailing travel advisory.

Ensure employees do not clinic-hop: Where possible, employers must ensure that an employee visits only one clinic for check-ups if unwell. Otherwise, employees must inform the clinic of all recent doctor visits over past 14 days for any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 (including but not limited to typical symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath).

Employees at the workplace who have visited a clinic must submit to their employers records of their Medical Certificates (MC) and diagnoses provided (only for COVID-19-related symptoms, including acute respiratory infections), and test results, if they were tested for COVID-19.

Preventive action must be taken to guard against incipient outbreaks at the workplace, such as requiring employees on MCs to closely monitor their health before returning to the workplace and requiring these employees’ close contacts at the workplace to monitor their health more regularly



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