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Coronavirus: Staff can work at more than one site if job scope requires it

Jun 05, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Even though cross-deployment of employees to different worksites is not allowed due to workplace measures taken to stop the spread of Covid-19, employees can work at more than one site if their job scope requires them to do so.

In response to questions from The Straits Times, Enterprise Singapore clarified that while cross-deployment should be avoided as far as possible, certain roles such as area manager or delivery driver require the employee to perform duties at more than one permitted site.

When asked if staff at Cheers are cross-deployed to different outlets, a FairPrice spokesman said this has been permitted by the authorities since the company is an essential service provider.

Precautionary measures taken at Cheers convenience stores and at all FairPrice outlets include ensuring that all staff wear masks, check their temperature twice daily, and declare their health status and report to their supervisors before the start of every work shift.

The FairPrice spokesman said: "Records and time sheets of staff deployment are duly maintained and interactions between cross-deployed staff and base staff are kept to a minimum. These are complemented by other in-store initiatives such as safe distancing measures, a high-frequency cleaning regime - especially for high-touch surfaces like food counters, chillers, shelves and checkout counters - as well as contact tracing efforts to protect the well-being of our staff and customers."