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ROSTERED ROUTINE TESTING (RRT)

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As part of the Multi-Task Force’s overall strategy towards building a covid resilience nation, the Health Promotion Board will be pivoting our testing operations away from Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to support the expanded use of the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at our network of screening and testing centres. 

Implementation of New Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) Regime

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) will implement Fast and Easy Tests (FETs) regime using the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) from 15 October 2021:

  • Vaccinated workers who are currently on the 14-Day Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) regime will undergo supervised ART once a week, in lieu of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Unvaccinated workers will be tested twice a week using ART swabs. 
  • Workers can conduct these supervised ART swabs in their dormitories, place of residence, or place of work.

The new FET-RRT regime will apply to

a)     All personnel working in the Construction, Marine and Process (CMP) sectors who are currently undergoing 14 Day PCR-RRT;

b)     All workers from Manufacturing and Services sectors residing in dormitories;

c)     Frontline workers working in dormitories and recreation centres;

d)     Recovered workers who have passed 270 days from their date of symptoms onset or detection of infection; or

e)     All newly arrived recovered workers.

Transition to FET-RRT Policy

The transition from the PCR-RRT to FET-RRT regimes will enable quick and effective detection of COVID-19 infections and provide greater convenience for employers and workers. The updated testing regimes for vaccinated and unvaccinated workers are summarised in Table 1 below. 

Table 1 testing regime for workers

Your dormitory residents will be able to view their FET-RRT schedule on the FWMOMCare mobile application and must follow the schedule when taking their ART. Their FET-RRT compliance will be based on the ART results uploaded and displayed in FWMOMCare. Your dormitory residents may refer to the guides provided on how to upload their ART results respectively.

For reference, CMP workplaces will use Swab Registration System (SRS) V2 for Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents (SCPR) to record their results.

For more information, please click https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/advisory-to-employers-implementation-of-new-rrt-regime

SITE CLOSURE NOTICE FOR REGIONAL SCREENING CENTRES

With the transition to Fast and Easy testing (FET) for workers across all sectors, PCR demand at the Regional Screening Centres (RSCs) has reduced significantly, and RSCs with low demand will cease operations with effect from 15 October 2021.

1.     Please refer to the guide below on appointments that will be affected by the site closures:

a)     Appointments on 14-day RRT schedule will be cancelled, except for workers who are from MPA, Front-line workers (FLW) and CAAS sectors.

b)     Appointments on 7-day RRT schedule whose upcoming appointment is:

-        from 15 October 2021 onwards and

-        at affected closure centre

will be automatically rescheduled to another designated centre.

c)     There is no change for 7-day RRT scheduled appointments where the site location is not affected by the closure.

2.     You may refer to the tables below for the affected centres and their new appointment re-location with effect from 15 October 2021.

For any assistance or enquiries, you may send an email to AskSRS@hpb.gov.sg or call the SRS Support hotline at 6876 5848.

Information about Private Quick Test Centres Grant (p-QTC Grant)

Private Quick Test Centres Grant (p-QTC Grant)

The private Quick Test Centres Grant (p-QTC Grant) is part of the Government’s intent to proliferate Fast and Easy Testing (FET) to all segments of the Singapore population, and improve the accessibility and convenience of COVID-19 testing. Together, these will help promote a strong national COVID-19 testing culture.

For more information, please click here.