COVID-19 Resources

AEROSPACE COVID-19 TASKFORCE

With the escalation of the coronavirus situation to a global pandemic and its impact on the aviation and aerospace sectors, AAIS has established the Aerospace COVID-19 Taskforce (ACT) to gather feedback, spearhead initiatives, and organise responses to facilitate the Singapore aerospace community.

The taskforce is chaired by AAIS Panel of Experts member Robin Thevathasan.

For feedback, please email the ACT at covidtaskforce@aais.org.sg.

COVID-19: Useful Links & Resources (By Topic)

COVID-19 Latest Updates
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK
Live Dashboard: Global COVID-19 Situation World Health Organisation https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd
WHO Situation Reports World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
Updates on COVID-19 Local Situation Ministry of Health https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19
Subscribe: Official COVID-19 WhatsApp updates Gov.sg https://www.form.gov.sg/#!/5e33fa3709f80b00113b6891

Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace (as at 23 Sep)

Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/requirements-for-safe-management-measures
Safe Entry Registration Gov.sg https://www.safeentry.gov.sg/
Resuming More Activities Safely  Ministry of Health https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/resuming-more-activities-safely
Extension of Jobs Support Scheme – Ministerial Statement (Aug 2020) Ministry of Finance https://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2020/AugustStatement
Special Travel Arrangements Gov.sg https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/
Resources for Businesses
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK
Guide on Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19 Enterprise Singapore https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/covid-19
Useful posters and videos on COVID-19 Gov.sg https://www.gov.sg/article/covid-19-resources
General advisory for employers if a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19 is detected at the workplace Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/general-advisory-for-confirmed-or-suspect-case
Advisory on social distancing measures at the workplace Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/advisory-on-social-distancing-measures
MOM Mounts Enforcement Operation to Ensure Workplaces Comply with Safe Distancing Measures Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0323-mom-mounts-enforcement-operation-to-ensure-workplaces-comply-with-safe-distancing-measures
“Budgets2020”: Key measures introduced at the Unity, Resilience and Solidarity Budget Ministry of Finance https://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2020/budget-measures/budget-booklet/budgets-of-2020
What does Budget 2020 mean for your Business? Enterprise Singapore https://go.gov.sg/budget2020-at-a-glance
Chatbot: COVID-19 Chat for Biz Ministry of Trade & Industry https://www.mti.gov.sg/Chatbot/chat
Tips for Staying Cyber-Safe While Telecommuting Cyber Security Agency of Singapore https://www.csa.gov.sg/singcert/advisories/ad-2020-001
Digital Solutions Package for Companies – ICT Sector Support for COVID-19 SG Tech https://www.sgtech.org.sg/SGTECH/Web/Initiatives/COVID19_ICT_Support.aspx
Further Measures to Help Companies Cope with COVID-19 Situation Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0324-further-measures-to-help-companies-cope-with-covid-19-situation 
Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Ministry of Law https://www.mlaw.gov.sg/news/press-releases/temporary-relief-for-inability-to-perform-contractual-obligations-due-to-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-situation 
Upcoming Legislative Provisions To Impose Obligation on Property Owners To Pass On The Property Tax Rebate In Full To Tenants Ministry of Finance https://www.mof.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/covid-19-relief-measures-upcoming-legislative-provisions-to-impose-obligation-on-property-owners-to-pass-on-the-property-tax-rebate-in-full-to-tenants 
Upcoming Legislative Provisions To Provide Legal Certainty On Holding Of Meetings Ministry of Law https://www.mlaw.gov.sg/news/press-releases/covid-19-relief-measures-upcoming-legislative-provisions-to-provide-legal-certainty-on-holding-of-meetings 
MAS and Financial Industry Support Measures for Individuals and SMEs Monetary Authority of Singapore https://www.mas.gov.sg/news/media-releases/2020/mas-and-financial-industry-to-support-individuals-and-smes-affected-by-the-covid-19-pandemic
Access Free Standards to Combat COVID-19 Enterprise Singapore, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) & International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/quality-standards/standards/for-companies/access-free-standards-to-combat-covid-19

More Subsidised Solutions To Support Working From Home For Businesses

Infocomm Media Development Authority https://www.imda.gov.sg/news-and-events/Media-Room/Media-Releases/2020/More-Subsidised-Solutions-To-Support–Working-From-Home-For-Businesses
Advisory on retrenchment benefit payable to retrenched employees as a result of business difficulties due to COVID-19 Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/advisory-on-retrenchment-benefit-to-retrenched-employees
Workforce Matters
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK
Companies Encouraged to Impose Leave of Absence for Employees Returning Between 14 And 20 March 2020 Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0320-companies-encouraged-to-impose-loa-for-employees-returning-between-14-and-20-march-2020
MOM Entry Approval and Stay-Home Notices for All New and Existing Work Pass Holders Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0318-mom-entry-approval-and-stay-home-notices-now-covers-all-new-and-existing-work-pass-holders
Additional responsibilities to bring pass holders who have travelled to the affected areas into Singapore Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/additional-responsibilities#employers-responsibilities
LOA / SHN Support Programme for businesses and SEPs Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/loasp
Temporary scheme to help companies in manufacturing and services sectors manage manpower needs Ministry of Manpower & Singapore Business Federation https://www.sbf.org.sg/media-centre/manpowerconnect
Tripartite Advisory on Managing Excess Manpower (March 2020) Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/-/media/mom/documents/employment-practices/guidelines/tripartite-advisory-on-managing-excess-manpower-and-responsible-retrenchment.pdf
Study: Managing Excess Manpower Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/retrenchment/alternatives-to-retrenchment
Movement Control Order in Malaysia
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK
PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s Movement Control Order Announcement (English version) Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia https://www.pmo.gov.my/2020/03/perutusan-khas-yab-perdana-menteri-mengenai-covid-19-16-mac-2020/
FAQs for Singaporeans on COVID-19 Movement Control Order in Malaysia Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur https://t.me/s/SHCKL
Temporary Housing Support for Employers Affected by Malaysia’s Movement Control Order Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0319-temporary-housing-support-for-employers-affected-by-malaysias-movement-control-order
Accommodating Workers Affected By Lockdown in Malaysia Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0317-accommodating-workers-affected-by-lockdown-in-malaysia
Singapore-Malaysia Special Working Committee on COVID-19 Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/03/200320_Singapore-Malaysia-Special-Working-Committee-on-COVID
Exemption for Manufacturers of Selected Essential Products Malaysia National Security Agency https://www.fmm.org.my/FMM-@-Members’_Advisory-;_UPDATE_2-;_COVID-19_Movement_Control_Order.aspx
FAQs on Restricted Movement Order (RMO) for Malaysia Industries Malaysian Investment Development Agency https://www.mida.gov.my/home/restricted-movement-order-(rmo)-for-malaysia-industries/posts/
Employers Advised To Plan For More Sustainable Housing Options For Their Workers Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/press-releases/2020/0325-employers-advised-to-plan-sustainable-housing-options-for-workers-usually-housed-in-malaysia
MCO in Malaysia extended to 9 June PMO Malaysia https://www.pmo.gov.my/2020/05/lets-together-free-malaysia-from-covid-19-pm-muhyiddin/
Forms & Applications
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK
SG ARRIVAL CARD WITH ELECTRONIC HEALTH DECLARATION Immigration and Checkpoints Authority https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard
Request for approval to allow foreign employee or dependant to enter Singapore Ministry of Manpower https://form.gov.sg/#!/5e3cbabee41f590012014e91
Calculator: When to Apply for Entry Approval Ministry of Manpower https://service2.mom.gov.sg/shn/when-to-apply/
Appeal for Temporary Housing Support for converted workplace premises Ministry of Manpower https://form.gov.sg/#!/5e78722cdb9bef0011824d30
Aviation Industry/ Travel Related matters
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK
International Travel Restriction Policies (by country) International Air Transport Association https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm
Travel Restriction Policies (by country) MFA Travel Information Pages https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Where-Are-You-Travelling-To
COVID-19 Aviation Impact: CAPA Daily Update Centre for Aviation https://centreforaviation.com/
COVID-19 Impact On Commercial Aviation Maintenance Oliver Wyman https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/insights/2020/mar/COVID-19-Impact-On-Commercial-Aviation-Maintenance.html
Economic and Financial Analyses on Impact of COVID-19 on the Air Transport Industry International Air Transport Association https://www.iata.org/en/publications/economics/?Search=&EconomicsL1=240#searchForm
Aviation Week Coverage on COVID-19 Aviation Week https://aviationweek.com/awin/covid-19
COVID-19’s impact on commercial aviation: Customer survey findings ICF International Inc. https://www.icf.com/insights/transportation/COVID-19-commercial-aviation-impact
Leadership, Management & Strategies
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK

COVID-19: Implications for business

McKinsey & Company https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/risk/our-insights/covid-19-implications-for-business

A CEO Plan for Coronavirus: Actions to Take Now

Bain & Company https://www.bain.com/insights/ceo-plan-for-coronavirus-actions-to-take-now/
COVID-19 Rapid Crisis Response Checklist Boston Consulting Group https://image-src.bcg.com/Images/COVID-19RapidResponseChecklistv20200323_tcm9-241451.pdf
Coronavirus Small Business Guide U.S Chamber of Commerce https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus
EY Insights – Responding to COVID-19 Ernst & Young Global Limited https://www.ey.com/en_sg/covid-19
Resources by Expeditors – Horizon, Newsflash, Operational Impact Expeditors Singapore https://www.expeditors.com/resources
Legal Resources by Bird & Bird – Supplier agreements, Employment law, etc Bird & Bird AMTD https://www.twobirds.com/en/in-focus/coronavirus-covid-19
Environment & Family
TOPIC AGENCY/ORG LINK
Environmental Cleaning Guidelines National Environment Agency https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines
Education Minister Addresses Top COVID-19 Concerns Ministry of Education https://www.moe.gov.sg/addressing-top-covid-19-concerns
Advisory for Singaporean Students Studying Overseas Ministry of Education https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/advisory-for-singaporean-students-studying-overseas
FDWs urged to stay home on rest days Ministry of Manpower https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/updated-advisory-to-fdws-and-employers
Gov.sg COVID-19 WhatsApp updates for Overseas Singaporeans gov.sg https://go.gov.sg/whatsapp-overseas
Entry Approval Required For All Long-Term Pass Holders Immigrations & Checkpoint Authority https://www.ica.gov.sg/news-and-publications/media-releases/media-release/entry-approval-required-for-all-long-term-pass-holders
Mid-year Holidays Brought Forward as Schools Adjust Academic Calendar Ministry of Education https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/mid-year-holidays-brought-forward-as-schools-adjust-academic-calendar-institutes-of-higher-learning-to-extend-home-based-learning
Arrangements for Schools and Institutes of Higher Learning at the End of Circuit Breaker Ministry of Education https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/arrangements-for-schools-and-institutes-of-higher-learning-at-the-end-of-circuit-breaker
Phased Reopening of Preschools and Early Intervention Centres from 2 June Early Childhood Development Agency https://www.ecda.gov.sg/PressReleases/Pages/PHASED-REOPENING-OF-PRESCHOOLS-AND-EARLY-INTERVENTION-CENTRES-FROM-2-JUNE-2020.aspx
Guidance for Using Masks and Shields Ministry of Health https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/guidance-for-use-of-masks-and-face-shields

AAIS COVID-19 Newsletters

25 Sep 2020 – Inputs for Budget 2021, Work-Study Diploma MOU, PRI Webinar, Training courses & more! 10 Sep 2020 – Enhanced Skills Training Prog, SG Aviation Accelerator, AAIS Virtual Networking & more! 26 Aug 2020 – New Group Member, Webinars, Industry Dialogue, Virtual Networking & more!18 Aug 2020 – Enhanced Government Support (extended JSS), Future of Aerospace Survey, Upcoming Webinars 11 Aug 2020 – Future of Aerospace Survey, Advisory on managing excess manpower, Upcoming Webinars & more 23 July 2020 – JTC SolarRoof Tender, IHCI Enabler Prog, Virtual Exhibitions, Virtual Training & more! 9 July 2020 – Upcoming Webinars & Training Courses, Bulk orders for Masks/Sanitisers, Virtual Exhibition & more! 25 June 2020 – Business Facilities, WCS Payouts, Virtual Concert for Seniors, Webinars, Training & more!9 June 2020 – Thank You letter, SGUnited Jobs, Manpower Declarations, webinars & more26 May 2020 – Important Announcements : Fortitude Budget & Upcoming Webinars21 May 2020 – Exiting CB, SGUnited Traineeship, AAIS in the news, Upcoming Webinars and more6 May 2020 – Letter to MOF, Open Letter of Solidarity, Safe Management Practices, Webinars & more24 April 2020 – Extended Support Measures, Webinars & Dialogue, Resources & more14 April 2020 – BCM Webinars, Industry Survey Findings, Resource Sharing & more4 April 2020 – Announcements by PM Lee, Exemption from Suspension of Activities, AAIS in the News26 March 2020 – Business Impact survey, Industry Sharing Session, Comply with Safe Distancing Measures

AAIS Initiatives

Job Matching Facilitation

During this period of crisis, companies are having to make tough decisions. Some businesses may take time to resume operations fully or may need to scale down their operations resulting in excess manpower. As the aerospace sector coordinator for the SGUnited Jobs Initiative, AAIS will be able to assist member companies in job demand and supply aggregation and job matching. We welcome companies with job opportunities or excess manpower to approach AAIS.

For enquiries, please contact liza@aais.org.sg.

Take Part in Our Webinar Series

Together with experts from member companies and knowledge partners, the AAIS webinar series on is a platform for the aerospace industry to share best practices and engage in mutually beneficial exchanges and learning. We invite you to join the next one or catch up with our recorded sessions for topics/sessions you may have missed. For suggestions on interesting/relevant topics or proposals for partnerships on webinars, please contact the ACT.

Highlight Your Products & Services

In this challenging time, AAIS stands firm in supporting our members and will be offering various initiatives – including supplementary avenues and market channels to promote your business services and offerings. We invite AAIS members to be featured in the Asia-Pacific Aviation Directory on a complimentary, rotational basis. Please send your web banners to agneschua@aais.org.sg.

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Business Services for AAIS Members

Runway 21 Serviced Office

For companies looking to conserve cash and downsize on space because staff are working from home or are on leave, moving into lower rent, flexible tenancy arrangements might help. Our Runway21 serviced office in JTC Aviation Two building at Seletar Aerospace Park could be the answer.

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SGUnited Jobs Initiative

This initiative seeks to assist companies with manpower issues during this difficult period by expediting the matching of available jobseekers to immediate vacancies. This includes facilitating the movement of excess manpower to suitable roles elsewhere for short-term or permanent outplacement.

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Panel of Experts

The AAIS Panel of Experts comprises industry veterans with specialised experience in various facets of business. Their collective experience is  available to our members who may need advice on business, communications, operations or regulatory matters.

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SG United Mid-Career Pathways Programme

This programme supports unemployed mid-career individuals in gaining new, in-demand skills while preparing for more permanent jobs in the future. By becoming Host organisations, companies can fill available positions with mid-career individuals who bring with them a wealth of experience. Upon completion of the attachment, they may consider hiring well-performing individuals as permanent employees.

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