Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory – SwissCham

SwissCham News:

Dear Valued Members & Partners,

Singapore’s government and healthcare workers are doing a very convincing job at stepping up measures to detect and contain the COVID-19 virus spread. In order to keep at the latest stand, we closely monitor the latest advice of the Ministry of Health, Enterprise Singapore and the Embassy of Switzerland.

Many of our members are concerned and unsure which measures should be taken in their daily lives and business operations in Singapore. Our SwissCham Coronavirus Advisory provides you with details about the virus itself and relevant information on Workplace Measures, Business Continuity Plans, MOM’s recommendations, etc. We kindly invite you to read our full guideline HERE.

Given the latest decisions taken by the Singapore government, physical events scheduled before 30 April 2020 are postponed. We will continue serving the community with creative solutions, including webinars and will keep you informed as usual through our channels: SwissCham website, emails and social media. We hope for your understanding and support in the following recommendations from the Ministry of Health and Enterprise Singapore to mitigate the transmission of the 2019 Coronavirus.

Finally, we offer a conference call where experiences, best practices and legal aspects on dealing with the Coronavirus situation are exchanged and discussed with an expert of our partner Luther. Please send an email to office@swisscham.sg for more information.

If you have any other questions and inquiries, please contact us directly.

Sincerely,

SwissCham Singapore

 

Useful Resources:

SwissCham – Coronavirus Advisory as of 1 April 2020

Luther_COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses (31.03.2020)

https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19

https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19

https://www.eda.admin.ch/singapore

EuroCham – The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on European companies in Singapore and ASEAN – March 2020

 

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill:

The Ministry of Law (“MinLaw”) intends to introduce the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill in Parliament next week. The Bill seeks to offer temporary relief to businesses and individuals who are unable to fulfil their contractual obligations because of COVID-19.

(1) Temporary relief for failure to perform contractual obligations because of COVID-19
(2) Revised limits for bankruptcy and insolvency
(3) Temporary measures for conduct of AGMs, meetings for companies
(4) Temporary measures for court proceedings

More information from MLaw and MAS.