The approved vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, have vaccine efficacy of about 95%. This mean that there could still be a few people getting COVID-19 even after getting vaccinated.
Vaccinations will take time to roll out and some people, such as those who have weakened immune systems, will be unable to get the vaccine and have less protection against the COVID-19 virus. Hence, Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) is still necessary to detect possible cases to prevent clusters from forming in dormitories and in the community.
In view of the recent clusters and cases in the community and dormitories, as well as the worsening regional situation due to emerging variants of concern, the frequency of RRT for vaccinated individuals will remain the same.
Public health and safe management measures, such as mask-wearing and safe distancing measures, must continue to be observed. Hence, we will adopt a controlled and gradual approach in easing restrictions for your workers to visit the community.
For more information on vaccinations, please refer to www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/frequently-asked-questions/covid-19-vaccination-for-work-pass-holders