Is adapting to the circuit breaker getting more challenging? Are you looking for a new helper during this Phase 2 period?
Employers will need to know that due to current situations, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has meted out that all employers are to undertake additional responsibilities should they wish to bring a new helper into Singapore for employment.
Getting an FDW process
Procedures remains the same whereby Island Maids will arrange interviews for you with prospective FDWs that you wish to hire. Island Maids will also help to apply and submit your IPA for MOM approval.
What procedures changed during Covid-19 and Phase 2?
After IPA approval and with employers’ undertaking, Island Maids will assist to submit for your helper’s entry approval to MOM. However, this entry approval will be subject to MOM’s approval.
If all the above factors are cleared including the approval for entry, only then can Island Maids assist to arrange for an air ticket for your incoming FDW. However, upon arrival, do note that your helper cannot be deployed to start work yet as all FDWs have to serve SHN immediately upon arrival.
Additional costs to Employers
All FDWs will be required to serve 14-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) at allocated SHN facility as per advised by MOM. Before discharge from SHN facility, a COVID-19 test will be required to be administered on the FDW. All costs of the SHN duration ($1,500 including GST) and COVID-19 (up to $200 including GST) will be chargeable to the employer. Employer will also need to shoulder the transport costs for the FDW from SHN facility to your own residence. This cost is variable depending on the distance between the designated government facility from the test site, and the agency will arrange authorised transport vendors appointed by MOM to fetch your helper to and fro the test.
Hence, as an employer, you would need to take note of these additional costs that could amount to approximately $1,700 +.
For any further queries, please check in with our friendly managers at Island Maids. All of our offices are now open during Phase 2 from 10am to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 8pm on weekends. Outlet at JCube is opened daily 10am – 8pm.