17 Apr 2020 – NetLink Trust (NetLink) confirms that it has been informed by one of its contractors that four of the contractor’s workers have been tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 April 2020 and 16 April 2020. Two of these workers have visited 34 homes for fibre installation work between 1 April 2020 and 14 April 2020. The other two were not involved in works that require visits to homes and offices. None of these workers had been in contact with NetLink staff within the last 14 days.
We are working with our contractor to assist MOH in its contact tracing efforts to contact all parties that the affected workers may have come into contact with.
Since end-January 2020, NetLink and its contractors had already implemented precautionary measures in line with MOH and MOM guidelines. We immediately consulted IMDA upon learning of these cases. As an additional safeguard to protect the public, our employees and business partners, we have temporarily suspended all works that require visits to homes or offices in line with IMDA’s directions. We are also reaching out to affected parties with current service orders to inform them of the suspension. This temporary suspension will be lifted after a review of the existing precautionary measures and appropriate enhancements are implemented.
The well-being of the public, our employees and business partners remains our top priority and NetLink will continue to monitor the situation and implement additional precautionary measures where necessary to ensure safety of all during this COVID-19 situation.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We seek your understanding in this difficult time.