Ministry Of Manpower
Press Release 16 Oct 2020

Joint MOM-BCA-EDB Press Release on Enabling Targeted Quarantining through Contact-Tracing Devices for more than 450,000 Migrant Workers

Dear Editors,

The Assurance, Care & Engagement (ACE) Group, in partnership with the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, the Building and Construction Authority, the Economic Development Board and industry partners such as The Singapore Contractors Association, will be distributing more than 450,000 contact-tracing devices to all migrant and local workers living or working in dormitories, as well as those  in the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process sectors. The distribution of the devices will be carried out in phases from 18 October 2020 and is expected to be completed by early November 2020.

The contact-tracing devices (BluePass tokens), are purpose-built for the dormitory and worksite environment. They are compact and water-resistant, and can be worn at all times. They will be interoperable with and complement the use of the TraceTogether app on migrant workers’ smartphones, as some workers may not always be carrying their phones at work and at the dormitories. 

Please refer to the attached Joint MOM-BCA-EDB press release and FAQs for more information.