SingPost Case Shows That Everyone Has A Part To Play In The Fight Against COVID-19

Last updated: 21 May 2020

Published on: 02 April 2020

SingPost Case Shows That Everyone Has A Part To Play In The Fight Against COVID-19

SINGAPORE – 2 April: The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is supporting SingPost as it works to minimise the impact on mail operations, including facilitating SingPost’s recruitment of workers from other sectors who have been displaced due to COVID-19. IMDA encourages workers looking for positions to reach out to SingPost for job opportunities.

2. According to expert advice, COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through the postal network and mail articles. The affected SingPost staff are not postmen and do not have any contact with members of public in their line of work.  

3. Minister for Communications and Information, Mr S Iswaran, said: “The Government will support SingPost to safeguard the wellbeing of its workers, ensure the continued delivery of letters and parcels, and minimise the impact on essential postal services for the public. The Ministry of Communications and Information and IMDA are also working with government agencies to re-deploy displaced workers from other sectors to SingPost. Everyone has a part to play in the fight against COVID-19; we must do the right thing to protect the health of our families, our colleagues and ourselves. The SingPost cluster was caused by a contract staff who was unwell but still came to work. This underscores the importance of staying at home and avoiding social interactions if unwell. Exercising social responsibility is key to our collective effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore.”


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The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission. 

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TAN Yan Fang (Ms)
Assistant Manager, Communications and Marketing, IMDA
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CHUA Hian Hou (Mr)
Deputy Director, Communications and Marketing, IMDA
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Email: chua_hian_hou@imda.gov.sg