LTA's Measures for COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation has impacted the land transport industry. To mitigate the challenges caused by COVID-19, LTA has rolled out several assistance and precautionary measures to support the land transport industry.

In February 2020, the Point-to-Point Support Package (PPSP) was introduced to provide targeted assistance to the Point-to-Point (P2P) sector and its drivers to help them through COVID-19.

In view of the continued COVID-19 situation, the Government announced a second tranche of assistance measures under the Point-to-Point-Support Package (PPSP2).

Point-to-Point Support Package 2 (PPSP2)

Additional $120 million to help Taxi and Private Hire Car Drivers affected by COVID-19.

The second tranche of the Point-to-Point Support Package (PPSP2) will comprise:

  • Extension of Special Relief Fund (SRF) for Taxi and PHC drivers: Active taxi and PHC drivers will continue to receive SRF until end-September 2020.
  • New Self-Employed Persons Income Relief Scheme (SIRS): SIRS will provide eligible self-employed persons with $1,000 per month for nine months and will be administered by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).
  • Relief for P2P Operators: LTA will extend the P2P operator licence fee waiver for another six months. The Government will also provide up to $2,200 in special relief for each unhired taxi.
  • Waiver of $100 Outward Conversion Fee for PHCs: The Government will provide a one-time waiver of the $100 outward conversion fee to ease drivers’ transitions to other jobs.

For more information, please refer here and to the news release.

Infographic explaining PPSP2

For more information on FAQs relating to enhanced safe distancing measures for P2P drivers, please refer to the list of FAQs.

Point-to-Point Support Package (PPSP)

A $77 million Point-to-Point Support Package was made available for Taxis and Private Hire Car Drivers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Infographic on $77mil PPSP

For more information, please refer here and to the news release.

Advisory for Point-to-Point Industry

In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Point-to-Point (P2P) operators, the National Taxi Association (NTA) and the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) on precautionary measures for the P2P sector. These measures serve to safeguard the health of taxi and private hire car (PHC) drivers and their passengers. Click here for more details.

Click here for the advisory to the Point-to-Point Transport Industry. 

Tripartite Care Package for Quarantined Taxi and PHC 

The National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) and the National Taxi Association (NTA), which represents private hire drivers and taxi drivers, have worked together with the Land Transport Authority (LTA), taxi operators and private-hire car operators to put together a tripartite care package to support quarantined drivers. Click here for the Tripartite Care Package. 

Advisory on Car-pooling during Phase 2 of safe-reopening 

For Phase 2, the following forms of car-pooling will be allowed from 19 June:

  • Riding with relatives, friends and colleagues in the same vehicle
  • Booking car-pooling trips through official ride-hail mobile apps
  • Booking rides directly with limousine drivers and other licensed PHC drivers

It remains illegal to provide informal paid car-pooling services such as through chat groups.

Mandatory issuance of receipts by taxi drivers

Rule 23(1)(r) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles)(Vocational Licences and Conduct of Drivers, Conductors, Trishaw Riders and Passengers) Rules 2019 has been amended to require taxi drivers to issue a receipt to passengers upon the completion of the journey.  This is in support of contact tracing efforts.  With the introduction of SafeEntry QR codes in taxis, the receipts will be useful for (a) commuters without smartphones, or (b) commuters who forgot to scan in via the SafeEntry QR codes, in the event that they need to identify the taxis they have taken during the contact tracing process. 

Commuters are advised to retain the receipts for at least 14 days.

Advisory for Public Transport Commuters
Safe Management Poster

Taxi drivers are required to issue receipts to passengers.  Please retain the receipts for at least 14 days.

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Changes to Public Bus and Train Operating Hours and Frequency

All MRT and LRT lines will operate as per their pre-circuit breaker operating hours from 2 June 2020.

We'll be making some changes to our bus services from 2 June 2020. Details can be found in the image below. 

Image of Suspended Bus Services in Phase 1

For more information, please refer to MyTransport.SG app.

Multiagency Effort to Support Private Bus Industry Impacted by COVID-19

The Private Bus Support Package will include:

  • Road Tax Rebate: All existing private bus owners will receive a one-year road tax rebate.
  • Class 2 Bus Service Licence Fee Refund/Waiver: LTA will refund up to $750 per licence for existing Class 2 Bus Service Licence holders. New licence holders from 1 April 2020 will have their licence fees waived until the end of the year.
  • Season Parking Fee Waiver: Current private bus and coach season parking pass holders will receive a 6-month waiver of season parking fees from 1 May to 31 Oct 2020 at all HDB, URA, JTC, MOE and SportSG car parks.
  • Enhanced Absentee Payroll and Course Fee Support for training and reskilling: Private bus companies who send their staff for selected courses from 1 Apr to 31 Dec 2020 will receive enhanced Absentee Payroll at 90 per cent of hourly basic salary, and enhanced course fee support at up to 90 per cent of course fees.

For more information, please refer to the news release.

Vehicle-Related Services

From 19 June 2020, LTA’s Customer Service Counters at Sin Ming Drive will only re-open its services for members of public with appointments.

e-Lobbies will be opened for public to access digital vehicle services. Motorists can also access vehicle-related digital services via the OneMotoring website (

Please refer to the news release for more details.

Resumption of COE Bidding from 6 July

COE bidding exercises will resume from Monday, 6 July 2020 and take place on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month as motor vehicle dealerships and showrooms reopen. The accumulated COE quota from the suspended bidding exercises from April to June 2020 will be returned to the market over the next 12 months from July 2020 to June 2021.

Please refer to the news release for more details.

ERP rates will apply at selected CTE gantries from 27 July 2020

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has completed its second review of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates following the Circuit Breaker. To manage congestion on the CTE during peak periods, ERP rates of $1.00 will apply with effect from 27 July 2020 at specific gantries during certain time periods on the CTE. ERP rates at all other gantries will remain at $0 until the next ERP rate review. The outcome of the next ERP rate review will be announced in the fourth week of August 2020, and the appropriate ERP rates, if any, will take effect from 31 August 2020.

Please refer to the news release for more details. 

Private Car Inspections to Resume From 8 June

LTA-Authorised Inspection Centres (AICs) will resume vehicle inspection services for private cars from 8 June 2020.

Vehicle owners who have had their inspection deadlines deferred previously due to the Circuit Breaker measures will receive a notification from LTA.

Please refer to the news release for more details. 

LTA seeks to inform PTOs to take the appropriate precautionary measures, in alignment with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other government agencies. PTOs are to note the joint advisory from the MOM, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) on the new requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace. 

keeping our public transport safe for workers and commuters
Advisory on Safe Management Measures for Workers on Employer-provided Transportation

Employers, transport providers and drivers are required to adopt safe management measures for employer-provided transportation. Employers must also arrange private transportation for workers staying in dormitories to commute to and from their workplaces, and with no other passengers. Please refer to the MOM-LTA advisory here for more information.

Ensuring Adherence to Safe Distancing Measures Amongst Food Delivery Personnel

With the increasing demand for food delivery services during the Circuit Breaker period (7 April to 4 May), Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) are working with food delivery companies to step up efforts to ensure delivery personnel adhere to the elevated safe distancing measures. This is to safeguard the health of delivery personnel, staff of Food & Beverage (F&B) establishments, customers and others who they may interact with during their work.

For a start, Deliveroo, foodpanda and GrabFood will put in place more measures, and work with their delivery personnel to ensure that safe distancing measures are observed.  

The three companies will suspend errant delivery personnel, who have been caught and fined for not meeting the COVID regulations in the course of their work, from participating in delivery jobs across all three platforms for 12 months. This will be in addition to existing penalties on safe distancing regulations meted out by the government.

For more information, please refer to the joint news release.

Additional Information

Falsehoods about the Closure of Woodlands MRT Station 

There have been posts on social media claiming that Woodlands MRT was closed for disinfection on Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020 due to a suspected case of the Wuhan coronavirus infection. The posts urged members of the public not to go to Woodlands MRT. This is not true. Woodlands MRT is not closed. We advise members of the public to not speculate and/or spread unfounded rumours.

For More Information

Please visit for updates on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) situation.

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