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Rostered Routine Testing for Members of Parliament

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Dr Tan Yia Swam
Nominated Member of Parliament

Question No. 1456

To ask the Minister for Health whether Rostered Routine Testing can be implemented for (i) Members of Parliament (MPs) doing home visits (ii) MPs doing physical Meet-the-People sessions and (iii) MPs attending parliamentary sittings.

Written Answer

Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) has been mandated for groups who work with vulnerable populations, have a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, or are living or working in settings where an outbreak would be difficult to control. This includes our frontline workers at our borders and care facilities, as well as workers living in dorms.

Nevertheless, we have encouraged all Singaporeans to voluntarily undergo regular self-testing as a matter of social responsibility to keep Singapore safe and to protect themselves and their loved ones. MOH has discussed the matter with the Speaker of Parliament, and recognising that MPs tend to meet many of their residents, Members of this House will set a good example to undergo supervised self-tests with Fast and Easy Testing modes ahead of each Parliamentary Sittings

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