SINGAPORE, Jan 12 — Eligible Singapore Airways (SIA) staff primarily based right here will make up the most recent body of workers to hitch the nationwide vaccination train in opposition to Covid-19, the provider stated in an announcement at this time.
They embody cabin crews, pilots, airport-based staff whose job requires them to work together with passengers, and chosen engineering employees members.
These staff are on the Ministry of Well being’s Rostered Routine Testing programme, which requires them to be repeatedly examined for the coronavirus.
“Participation is voluntary, and the SIA Group strongly encourages all eligible employees to take up this provide. The security of our prospects and employees is the highest precedence at Singapore Airways,” an SIA spokesperson stated of the federal government’s initiative. The vaccination train will kick off tomorrow on the arrival corridor of Changi Airport Terminal 4.
Singapore’s Covid-19 vaccination train has been underway for almost two weeks. It moved to 2 new teams of employees yesterday to incorporate Dwelling Workforce officers on the frontlines of the pandemic response and people in the neighborhood care sector, particularly staff of Ren Ci nursing house.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) stated final month that it will additional tighten Covid-19 measures for air crew of Singapore carriers with speedy impact following studies that an SIA steward and a pilot had examined optimistic for Covid-19.
These measures embody having crew members who layover in “high-risk locations” to endure polymerase chain response (PCR) assessments on three events: Upon arrival in Singapore, and on the third and seventh day following their return. Crew members should additionally self-isolate till they obtain a unfavorable outcome from their seventh-day PCR take a look at, CAAS stated. — TODAY