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ROSTERED ROUTINE TESTING (RRT)

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As part of the safeguards to ensure the safe restart of work, workers in targeted groups are required to undergo Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) every 14 days. All workers who are required to undergo RRT must have completed a swab test in the past 14 days. Foreign workers who have not done so may have their ‘AccessCode’ status reflected as ‘Red’ under the “Health Status” and will not be able to return to work. 

 

5 Easy Steps for Employers

  1. Check on requirements to undergo RRT. Please refer to Section (b) Who is required to undergo Rostered Routine Testing (RRT)?

  2. Create your Swab Registration System (SRS) account by completing and submitting the SRS Registration Form. Refer to Section (c) How do you register for Rostered Routine Testing (RRT)?
     
    Select the form that corresponds to your sector. Submit the SRS Registration Form to a Sector Lead only ONCE. You may use the same SRS account thereafter if your workers are deployed to work in another sector.

  3. Upon creation of your SRS account, proceed to schedule for your workers for RRT through the SRS. The swab test will be conducted at various Regional Screening Centre’s (RSC) and in purpose-built dormitories. View the available swab locations and book the swab tests for workers in the SRS https://swab.hpb.gov.sg/ext/Login.aspx

  4. Ensure that your workers attend the registered swab tests. Workers who are not on Home Quarantine Order (HQO), Stay-Home Notice (SHN), leave of absence or medical leave because of fever, flu, cough and sore throat, are required to go for the swab test. Visit Safe@Work eService http://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/safe-work to view the health status and AccessCode of your workers.

  5. After attending their first RRT appointment, workers will be automatically scheduled by the system for their subsequent RRT appointments, if their results remain Covid-19 negative. Login into your SRS account https://swab.hpb.gov.sg/ext/Login.aspx regularly to schedule appointments for new workers.

Note:
For Singaporeans/PRs/Migrant workers working in dormitories, please approach MOM directly at www.mom.gov.sg/efeedback for scheduling of RRT.
Please be punctual and keep to your appointment time. You will be allowed to join the queue 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. 

Information about Vaccination

For all Work Permit, S Pass (SP), Employment Pass (EP), Dependant’s Pass holders & others who reside in dormitories

We will schedule your workers for vaccination at the designated MOM vaccination centres.

Your worker will receive both doses of the vaccination if they have not been infected by COVID-19.

If your worker has been infected by COVID-19 and has recovered for over 6 months, we will schedule your worker to go for a single dose of the vaccination.

 

For Work Permit holders in the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process sectors and not residing in dormitories

We will coordinate with Sector Leads (Building and Construction Authority (BCA) – Construction; Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) – Marine shipyard; Economic Development Board (EDB) – Process) to schedule your worker for vaccination.

For SP, EP, DP holders and others in the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process sectors and not residing in dormitories

You can register forCOVID-19 Vaccination online and you will receive an SMS as soon as there are vacant slots available for booking.

For Work Permit, SP, EP, DP holders & others who are not in the Construction, Marine shipyard and Process sectors and not residing in dormitories

For Migrant Domestic Workers


Information about the 7d RRT for Marine Workers (As of 9 Jan)

All workers in the Marine Sector (Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents, Employment Pass Holders, S Pass Holders, and Work Permit Holders) are required to attend 7 Days Rostered Routine Testing until further notice.

They include:

i. All workers in the Marine industry (Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents, Employment Pass Holders, S Pass Holders, and Work Permit Holders)
ii. All workers who board vessels
iii. Workers in the Service industries who support the Marine industry

For more information on the 7d RRT for Marine Workers, please refer to the FAQ.

a. What is Rostered Routine Testing (RRT)?

What is Rostered Routine Testing (RRT)? 
RRT is a surveillance testing program for identified groups who are more vulnerable or have higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. The surveillance involves recurrent swab testing every 14 days.

Is RRT Compulsory?  
With the exception of Recovered Workers1; it is compulsory for workers in targeted sectors to undergo Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) every 14 days. 

What Employers can do to ensure a COVID-Safe Workforce? 
As part of compliance to the COVID Safe Restart Criteria, employers should ensure their relevant employees undergo regular swab tests and fulfil their swab test requirements.

AccessCode is used to track worker’s compliance to RRT. Foreign workers who are required to undergo RRT, but fail to do so will have their AccessCode Status reflected as Red1 under the “Health Status”, and will not be able to return to work. Further actions (e.g. revocation of workpass, withdrawal of workpass privileges) will also be taken for workers who persistently do not undergo RRT. To avoid disruption to business operations, employers are encouraged to proactively monitor foreign workers’ compliance using the Safe@Work Portal to maintain a green AccessCode. For instructions to use the Safe@Work Portal to monitor foreign worker’s compliance, please click here.

1Recovered workers are not required to undergo RRT, until further notice.

b. Who is required to undergo Rostered Routine Testing (RRT)?

Employers can find out about the RRT requirements for targeted sector by selecting the link below that corresponds to the targeted sectors:

 
Construction Sector and Personnel required to support the Construction Sector
 

Click here to find out more

Marine Offshore & Process Sector and
Personnel required to support the Marine Offshore & Process Sector




Click here to find out more
 


Maritime Sector and Personnel required to support the Maritime Sector

Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) applies to all maritime workers who board ships and interact with foreign ship crew or travellers during their course of work. This includes Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents/ Employment Pass, S Pass and work permit holders. 

For more information on the personnel who are swab test required, you may contact swab@mpa.gov.sg for maritime sector related queries. 
   

Manufacturing & Services workers living in dormitories



Click here to find out more


Frontline Workers working in Targeted Sectors



Click here to find out more
c. How do you register for Rostered Routine Testing (RRT)?

Step 1: Account Creation

Employers must create their Swab Registration System (SRS) account by filling up the respective form below. Select the form that corresponds to your sector.

 RRT_BCA_Logo Construction Sector and Personnel
Including non-construction firms with personnel WPHs/SCs/PRs who need to enter the worksite to work


RRT_EDB logo PNG



Marine Offshore & Process Sector and Personnel

 RRT_MPA_Logojpg


Maritime Sector and Personnel


RRT_MOM logo

Manufacturing & Services workers living in dormitories

Step 2: Log in to SRS System

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Visit https://swab.hpb.gov.sg/ext/login.aspx to log in.

For more information, click here
To view user guide, click here

For enquiries, write in to us at AskSRS@hpb.gov.sg

Or you may contact our SRS Support Hotline:

Hotline Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 0800hrs to 1700hrs
Saturday: 0800hrs to 1300hrs
Contact: 6876 5848
*Hotline is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays*

d. What are the types of Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) facilities available?

There are currently 2 modes of RRT facilities.

Regional Screening Centres (RSC)/ In-dorm RRT Facilities

HPB currently operates 17 RSCs island wide to make testing more accessible for your employees. Depending on the residential type (dormitory or non-dormitory), employees can be scheduled for their RRT at the respective RSCs. Operating hours of the RSCs are from 9am to 4pm daily including Sundays and public holidays.

For employees residing in one of the 34 Purpose-Built Dormitories (PBDs) with HPB RRT facilities, they also have the option of RRT swab at their place of residence. Depending on the population size of the PBDs, these in-dormitory RRT facilities operate either daily or on alternate days. As of end November 2020, 29 of these PBDs have extended their operating hours from 5pm to 8pm.

Employers will be able to view the available locations in the SRS when booking RRT appointments for their workers. 


Self-Swab Model (SSM)

The Self-Swab Model (SSM) is a swab test operating model that allows swab testing to be conducted at the premises of the company. The swab test will be carried out by an appointed Healthcare Provider together with a partnering laboratory.

To encourage companies to adopt the SSM, the Self-Swab Grant Scheme is an initiative by HPB to promote greater flexibility, sustainability, and ownership of swab testing in the companies whose workers need to undergo Rostered Routine Testing (RRT). For more information, please click here.

e. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For more information about Rostered Routine Testing (RRT), visit the FAQ page here

For more information about Swab Registration System (SRS), visit the FAQ page here


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