SMMs at PPWC
With effect from 30 September 2021, Safe Management Measures (SMMs) have been enhanced at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre (PPWC).
As part of the enhanced SMMs, all tenants and workers in PPWC will be required to wear coloured wristbands according to the sector they are working in. Tenants and workers are not allowed to cross sectors unnecessarily.
In addition, the number of workers of each tenant who can access the cold room sector will be controlled. Workers who access the cold rooms will have to be tested twice a week and have negative tests before they are allowed entry into the cold room. The crowd capacity at Block 13A of the vegetable sector will also be capped at 250 trade visitors during night trading hours. Read more here.
We urge all tenants, workers, and traders to adhere to the measures while at PPWC.
Strengthening SMMs at fishery ports
With effect from 31 July 2021, SMMs have been enhanced at both Jurong Fishery Port (JFP) and Senoko Fishery Port (SFP). Only authorised entry pass holders (e.g. tenants, workers and trade visitors) will be allowed to enter the fishery ports. Read more here.
Fast & Easy Testing (FET) Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) Regime
PPWC/JFP/SFP tenants and workers
In line with changes to the COVID-19 protocols, the PCR-RRT regime will transit to the FET-RRT regime. Under the FET-RRT regime, all wholesale market tenants and workers must perform ART testing regularly. This regime is with effect from 8 November 2021 (for PPWC) and 15 November 2021 (for JFP/SFP) and checks on FET-RRT results will be carried out at point of entry. Non-compliant tenants and workers will be denied entry to the wholesale markets. For more information on the regime, please refer to latest guidelines and instructions issued by SFA.
Trade Visitor Entry Requirements and Cessation of On-Arrival Testing (OAT) at PPWC, JFP and SFP
With effect from 5 November 2021, OAT for visitors of the 3 wholesale markets will cease. In addition, SFA will be adopting the Vaccination Differentiated SMMs (VDS) as part of our entry requirement:
- Vaccinated trade visitors will be allowed to enter the wholesale markets upon confirmation of vaccination status at the entrance.
- Unvaccinated trade visitors will be allowed to enter the wholesale markets if they can produce a negative Pre-Event Testing (PET) result (valid for 24 hours) from an MOH-approved test provider.
We urge all trade visitors to cooperate with these measures and the SMMs at the wholesale markets.
Workforce Vaccination Measures
Aligned with MOM's requirement, with effect from 1 January 2022, only employees who are vaccinated, or have recovered from COVID-19 within 270 days, can return to the workplace. All unvaccinated employees will not be allowed at the workplace unless they have a negative result via PET from a MOH-approved test provider. A negative PET result is valid for 24 hours. Employers are reminded to ensure new workers are vaccinated before they commence work at the wholesale market.
Wholesale market users play an important role
The collective responsibility of all who work and trade at our wholesale markets is critical in keeping everyone safe. We thank all stakeholders for working with us to implement SMMs since onset of the pandemic, SFA will continue to work with stakeholders including the trade associations to safeguard the wholesale markets and its users.