SINGAPORE: A total of 58 companies and individuals were fined following inspections carried out during the first week of the reopening of phase 1 in Singapore after the “circuit breaker”.
In a press release issued Tuesday, June 9, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said that application checks were carried out at workplaces, shopping centers, and tourist establishments from 2 to 8 June.
58 companies and individuals were fined in Singapore
Five companies in the retail, food, and manufacturing sectors were each fined Singapore $ 1,000 for violating security measures. This includes the failure to provide a safe distance to workplaces and storefronts, as well as “the inability to direct employees to work from their homes where the function allows,” the two agencies said.
In addition, 53 people were each fined Singapore $ 300 for reasons such as not wearing masks, violating the ban on assembling, and leaving their place of residence for the purpose not essential.
ESG also advised 10 companies to improve workplace safety measures.
“Employers should also note that working from home should be the default way of working for businesses that resume operations in phases 1 and 2,” the press release said.
“Employees who work from home must continue to do so unless there is no other solution.”
Those convicted of a violation of the law may be fined up to S $ 10,000 and / or sentenced to prison for up to six months.
“As businesses, schools, and workplaces reopen, shopping centers and stores will need to prepare to handle more people.
“We urge businesses to continue to comply with secure distance measures such as implementing SafeEntry, ensuring appropriate queue marks and crowd control during scheduled peak periods, and ensuring that employees correctly put on face masks at all times, except during meals,” the agencies said .