[COVID-19] Mandatory Fast & Easy Testing for F&B Establishments

As announced earlier, all staff who work in settings with unmasked clients/patrons and/or have prolonged and close contact with clients when performing services will be placed on the Fast and Easy Testing (FET) regime, using tests such as antigen rapid test (ART). Enterprise Singapore is going to be progressively rolling this out and will be mandated by mid-July 2020. 

Mandatory FET Regime for F&B Establishments

From mid-July 2021, this is mandatory for: 

·      All outlet employees at F&B dine-in establishments (including restaurants, cafes, food courts, coffee shops, hawker centres)

·      This is regardless of vaccination status 

·      It includes all part-time/full-time staff and third-party contracted staff (e.g. cleaners) 

·      Testing is to be done every 14 days 

·      Testing for establishments (except small businesses in hawker centres) are encouraged to do conduct the Employer-Supervised Self-Swab (ESSS). This supervised swab will be done either on-site at the workplace or via video-conferencing 

·      Costs for the ART kits and supervisor training (for ESSS) will be covered by the Governemnt for the first three months, until 30 September 2021 

·      F&B establishments can register for self-collection of ART and Swab Registration System (to record results) at https://go.gov.sg/fet-registration-food by 5 July 2021

Details can be found at 
www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/fast-easy-testing and also in this detailed guide https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/-/media/esg/files/covid-19/fet/fet_guide_for_businesses.pdf?la=e

FET Regime is also mandatory for staff in the following settings: 
* Personal care services (more details will be made available soon) 

* Gyms and fitness studios (they can register with Sport Singapore here https://form.gov.sg/#!/60cb0eeb011cf1001291c5c8


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