Our Covid-19 Journey

Helping Our Nation Recover

As part of his role as Secretary-General of DASL, our General Manager, Mr Kelvin Low, has been called upon by various ministries and agencies to help in the management of the Covid-19 situation in Singapore. He has played a critical role in the development and management of these temporary care and dormitory facilities:

Changi Exhibition Centre Community Care Facility (CCF)

This is where people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and who have mild symptoms and lower risk factors are being cared for.


Community Recovery Facilities (CRF) at Tanjong Pagar Terminal and Singapore Turf Club

Patients who remain well at the end of the 14th day after being diagnosed and who do not require further medical care may be moved to these facilities.


PPT Lodge 1A’s Covid-19

Mid-Feb 2020

MOM requested for dormitory operators to assit in providing bedspaces to employers of returning migrant workers who require isolated beds to serve their LOA. Tee Up allocated some bedspaces for this purpose.

March 2020

Despite not having any Covid-19 cases at this point, we made preparations to create an isolation area for 252 persons by converting cargo containers into housing units.

April 2020

PPT Lodge 1A saw its first case of Covid-19. There were eventually more than 50 cases within the first 2 weeks. The preparations made previously allowed Tee Up to efficiently and effectively undertake mitigating measures all within the dormitory compund.

This isolation area also served as a Swab Isolation Facility (SIF), Dormitory Isolation Facility (DIF), Community Care Facility (CCF) and Community Recovery Facility (CRF). This makes PPT Lodge 1A the first purpose-built dormitory with full-fledged in-house facilities to manage Covid-19 infections. Coupled with the temporary Medical Post set up by MOM, migrant workers who’ve been infected can receive the appropriate care and support without leaving the dormitory compound.

Safeguards Against Covid-19

Tee Up takes the fight against Covid-19 very seriously. We believe in staying vigilant, therefore we've implemented safety measures to prevent and minimise the spread of the virus in our dormitories:


  • No intermingling between residents of different blocks and floors. Boundaries are clearly demarcated.
  • Each block has a dedicated fenced pathway and turnstile for entry and exit.
  • Staggered timings for residents to leave for work.
  • Separate waiting areas for the pick-up and drop-off of workers, so that workers living in different blocks or working for different employers do not intermingle.

Safe Use of
Common Facilities

  • Only 2 residents from each unit are allowed to cook at the communal kitchen at any one time (requires kitchen pass).
  • Only 2 residents from each unit are allowed to visit the minimart at any one time (requires Minimart pass).


  • Disinfection of high-touch areas twice daily.
  • Placing of sanitisers in common areas.
  • Additional hand soaps in the toilets, dining areas and kitchen areas.

Other Precautionary

  • Allocation of rooms with fencing for temporary isolation purposes, swab administration purposes as well as for workers on medical leave.
  • All visitors must check into the premises with safe-entry and undergo temperature taking.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.