Last Updated: 10 January 2022

Fast and Easy Testing (FET) Regime for the Private Tuition and Enrichment Sector

Last updated: 10 January 2022

1.As part of Singapore's national efforts to expand our vaccine coverage further and to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19, with effect from 1 Oct 2021, enterprises in the Private Tuition and Enrichment sector are required to comply with the expanded Fast And Easy Testing (“FET”) 7-day regime.

2.The following individuals are required to undergo the FET 7-day regime:

a.All individuals working within the premises of private tuition and enrichment centres that have students aged 12 years old and below (i.e. in 2022, this would refer to those born in 2010 or later), regardless of whether the individuals have any direct contact with these students;

b.All individuals working within the premises of private tuition and enrichment centres located in retail malls.

  1. For centres which have students aged 18 years old and below (i.e. in 2022, this would refer to those born in 2003 or later) will be required to onboard MOE's FET regime.
  2. For all other tuition or enrichment centres located within retail malls and catering solely to students aged above 18 years old, please onboard with Enterprise Singapore at https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/covid-19/sector-testing;1 and

c.Individuals in the arts and culture and sports sectors. More details are available from the National Arts Council at https://www.nac.gov.sg/support/covid-19/safe-management-measures-smms/fast-and-easy-testing-for-higher-risk-arts-instructions-activities and Sport Singapore at https://www.myactivesg.com/read/2021/7/a-safe-and-gradual-resumption-of-sport-and-fitness-activities-with-mandatory-fast-and-easy-testing.

3.Please refer to the enclosed notification (“FET Notice”) for more details on the obligations of enterprises that are required to implement the FET regime.

Workforce Vaccination Measures

4.From 1 January 2022, the Vaccinate or Regular Test (“VoRT”) will be replaced by the implementation of Workforce Vaccination Measures, where only employees who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days may return to the workplace. More details are available at https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/advisory-on-covid-19-vaccination-in-employment-settings.

Support for Enterprises

5.Enterprises should conduct Employer Supervised Self Swab (“ESSS”) for persons who are required to undergo testing under the FET regime. ESSS involves having these persons use an Antigen Rapid Test (“ART”) kit to carry out a swab on themselves under the supervision of a supervisor. The enclosed FET Notice explains further details on how ESSS should be conducted.

6.All private tuition and enrichment centres that are required to undergo the FET regime as stated in Para 2 are required to submit their relevant information and Nominal Roll (see Nominal Roll Template) using the form at https://go.gov.sg/v2-vort-nr-moe-tuition-registration, regardless of whether centres already have a Swab Registration System (SRS) Account. Enterprises that carry out their businesses across multiple premises (e.g. outlets) should submit a consolidated Form for all their premises2. Centres in the arts and culture sector, as well as sports sector, may refer to Para 2 for more details on the respective regimes.

7.After submission of the Form, a confirmation email and SMS from a third-party vendor will be sent to your Point-of-Contact (POC) with the delivery date within a week.

8.For Enterprises that do not have an SRS Account, please take note that the information that is submitted on the Form will also be used by the relevant Government agencies to help enterprises set up an SRS account. Once the SRS account has been set up, your POC will receive an email notification informing them about the creation of the SRS account.

9.The Government will subsidise the cost of ART test kits for ESSS until 31 March 2022. Workers who are required to undergo Pre-Event Testing (PET) under the Workforce Vaccination Measures from 1 January 2022 can use their PET result to fulfil the FET requirement. Enterprises must not distribute, supply or sell the ART test kits provided by the Government to any third party.

Support from Enterprises

10.The fight against COVID-19 requires the collective effort of everyone in the community. We seek the support and understanding of all Enterprises during this period. We will continue to review and adjust the measures in line with the national posture for the health and well-being of the public and employees.

11.You may also contact the Ministry of Education via https://www.moe.gov.sg/contact for further clarifications.

12.For SRS related enquiries, you may also email SRS Support Email at AskSRS@hpb.gov.sg or the SRS Support hotline at 6876 5848, from Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday: 8.a.m. to 1 p.m. The hotline is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Links

FET Notice (152kb)

Guide to ESSS (2.66mb)

FAQs for ESSS in Private Tuition and Enrichment Centres (288kb)

Footnotes
  1. Private Education Institutions should refer to the latest advisories from SkillsFuture Singapore for testing requirements.

  2. For enterprises with multiple outlets under the same UEN, you may submit your request to create multiple SRS company accounts under the same UEN. However, there must be a unique mobile number and email address used for each account. Enterprises without a UEN can indicate their NRIC in the UEN field instead.