Covid-19 Resource Centre


Providing insights and information to help you and your businesses navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19


The coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19 has caused a health and economic crisis that has spurred the promulgation of rules and regulations in Singapore at an unprecedented pace concerning almost all aspects of social and business activities. Many businesses are now faced with unique and challenging situations. During this period, you may require clarity and updates on the measures that have been in place for businesses. Our main objective is to support you and your businesses and to navigate this complicated and ever-changing environment together.

The resource centre brings you up to date insights and updates on the changes. Our RHT Group of Companies Covid-19 Response Team across various RHT entities are here to assist you. Please contact us at

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RHT COVID-19 Updates

1. I’m sorry *cough* but I’m invoking .. FORCE MAJEURE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 13 February 2020
2. COVID-19: Asia Guide to Force Majeure 27 March 2020
3. Singapore Proposes Temporary Measures To Support Businesses And Individuals In Managing Contract Obligations And Insolvency Risk Arising From The Covid-19 Outbreak 6 April 2020
4. SGX and ACRA Grant Automatic 60-Day Extension of Time for Holding AGMs 9 April 2020
5. Singapore Employers’ Obligations To Their Employees During The Covid-19 Outbreak 9 April 2020
6. Impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry (Part 1) 14 April 2020
7. Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Leases 15 April 2020
8. COVID-19 and Financial Distress: Practical Measures for Company Directors from the viewpoint of a Director – Steps to save your Company 17 April 2020
9. Temporary Measures to Support Businesses and Individuals in Managing Contract Obligations and Insolvency Risk Arising from The Covid-19 Outbreak 21 April 2020
10. MAS introduces New Facility to help banks and finance companies lower cost of loans to SMEs 6 May 2020
11. MAS Takes Regulatory and Supervisory Measures to Help FIs Focus on Supporting Customers 6 May 2020
12. Enhancement of Temporary Measures to support Property Owners affected by the Covid-19 Outbreak 14 May 2020
13. How COVID-19 has impacted the Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorist Financing (TF) Environment 19 May 2020
14. Phase Two for Financial Institutions (FIs) 17 July 2020



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1. Navigating Businesses Through The Covid19 Outbreak 27 February 2020
2. COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act – Its Legal and Practical Implications 30 April 2020
3pm to 4.30pm
3. Roundtable Discussion – SGX Disclosure Requirements in a Covid-19 Environment 27 May 2020
10am to 12pm
4. Managing Financial Distress After COVID-19: Construction, Materials & Supply-Chain Logistics 5 June 2020
10am to 11.30am
5. COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Digital Payments and Financial Services in Asia-Pacific – Opportunities and Challenges (Part 1) 23 July 2020
2.30pm to 4.30pm
6. COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Digital Payments and Financial Services in Asia-Pacific – Opportunities and Challenges (Part 2) 6 August 2020
2.30pm to 4.30pm



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1. COVID-19: Message from Chief Executive Officer Jayaprakash Jagateesan 9 April 2020



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Useful Links

1. Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore
2 COVID-19: Advisories for Various Sectors
3. Enterprise Singapore (ESG) Implementing Safe Distancing Measures at Shopping Malls and Standalone Stores (26 Mar 2020)

Implementing Safe Distancing Measures at Food and Beverage (F&B) Establishments (Updated as of 26 Mar 2020)

Implementing Safe Distancing Measures at Retail Establishments (Updated as 26 Mar 2020)

Please refer to the Advisory on COVID-19 for Businesses for the latest updates companies should note.

Business Continuity Planning Guide for COVID-19 (Updated 21 Mar)

4. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

Entry Approval Required For All Long-Term Pass Holders (28 Mar 2020)

Travellers Arriving In Singapore Will Receive Advance Notification Of Stay-Home Notice Requirements (25 Mar 2020)

All Travellers Arriving In Singapore From 27 Mar 2020, 0900 Hours, Must Submit Health Declaration Via The SG Arrival Card E-Service (23 Mar 2020)

For updates on Border Control Measures in response to the COVID-19

 5. Ministry of Health (MOH) [New] Continuation of Essential Healthcare Services During Period of Heightened Safe Distancing Measures (4 Apr 2020)

Health Advisory for Persons issued Stay-Home Notice (SHN) (Updated as of 25 Mar 2020)

 6. Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) [New] Financial Services Remain Open and Available (3 Apr 2020)

MAS Takes Regulatory and Supervisory Measures to Help FIs Focus on Supporting Customers (7 Apr 2020)

Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace (Updated as of 1 June 2020)

7. COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act Infographic

Notification for Relief Form 1.

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Alternative Arrangements for Meetings for Companies, Variable Capital Companies, Business Trusts, Unit Trusts and Debenture Holders) Order 2020

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Prescribed Period) Order 2020

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations 2020

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Transfer of Benefit of Property Tax Remission) Regulations 2020

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (Amendment of Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2020

 8. Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Regulator’s Column: What SGX expects of issuers’ disclosures during COVID-19 (22 Apr 2020)