Knowledge Highlights 21 February 2020

Businesses and employers may be impacted in their commercial dealings and management of employees as the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are felt in Singapore. The Ministry of Health of Singapore has moved its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level to Orange, meaning the disease is severe and spreads easily, but is still contained.

The Singapore Government has been proactive in issuing advisories to safeguard the health of the Singapore public. For example, certain governmental agencies have issued advisories on precautions and reactive measures to be implemented at workplaces, while emphasising that businesses should maintain normalcy. Employers may wish to take stock of their obligations towards the health and safety of their employees. To read more, please click here.

Further information

Allen & Gledhill has a Covid-19 Resource Centre on our website that contains published knowhow on legal and regulatory aspects of the Covid-19 crisis.

In addition, we have a cross-disciplinary Covid-19 Legal Task Force consisting of Partners across various practice areas to provide rapid assistance. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at