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Name: COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (No. 14 of 2020).
Country: Singapore
Subject(s): General provisions
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2020-04-09
Entry into force:
ISN: SGP-2020-L-109961
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=109961&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Attorney General's Chambers, Singapore PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2020-06-10)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to provide temporary measures, and deal with other matters, relating to the COVID‑19 pandemic, and to make a consequential amendment to the Property Tax Act (Chapter 254 of the 2005 Revised Edition).

In summary, the Act set out temporary measures for businesses and individuals impacted by the measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It also sets out the criteria under which the Government can institute a Control Order to limit the movement of people or certain persons. These include: closing or limiting access to facilities; restricting the time, manner or extent for the carrying out of any business, undertaking or work; prohibiting or restricting the conduct of or participation in any event or gathering in any premises (see Part VII Article 34).

In addition the Act:
- suspends contractual obligations under a range of scheduled contracts;
- provides mechanisms for financial relief to financially distressed individuals, businesses and firms;
- sets out alternative arrangements for the conduct of company meetings
- introduces measures to keep courts functioning through remote communications technology
- restricts certain activities by the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19
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