COVID-19 Updates

  • Phase Two (Starting from June 19). For those who need to access the physical lab for research work, you can send your request via e-mail to Bingran: brzuo@smart.mit.edu

  • In the meanwhile, FM is in preparation for the resumption of operation. We have completed labelling and marking out spaces in SMART offices/labs to ensure safe distancing of 1 m at all times.


    Enabling more employees to return to the workplace safely

    The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has updated the Requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMM) at the Workplace to continue to ensure safe workplaces for all. They will take effect on 28 September 2020.


    WFH remains the default


    Working from home (WFH) remains the default mode of working, but more employees may return to workplaces if employers fulfill two conditions:


  • Such employees continue to WFH for at least half their working time
  • No more than half of such employees are at the workplace at any point in time

  • With more employees returning to the workplace, employers should play their part in minimising crowding and possible congregation at common spaces, including on public transport. They can do so by:


  • Implementing flexible workplace hours to allow employees who can, to work partly at home and partly at the workplace such that they travel outside of peak periods, e.g. blocks of 10am-4pm or 1-5pm in-office hours, or return to the workplace only for meetings and WFH the rest of the time
  • Further staggering of reporting times such that half of all employees start work at or after 10am

  • Split team or shift arrangements must continue to be implemented, with each team restricted to one worksite where possible. Employers must also ensure clear separation of employees on different teams or shifts.


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