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Title: LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF COMMERCIAL FACILITY OWNERS DURING A PANDEMIC IN SINGAPORE
Authors: GWAN KE XUAN
Keywords: 2020-2021
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Bachelor's
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PROJECT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
Gabriel Kor
Issue Date: 27-May-2021
Citation: GWAN KE XUAN (2021-05-27). LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF COMMERCIAL FACILITY OWNERS DURING A PANDEMIC IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the effort to tackle the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (‘COVID-19’) pandemic in Singapore, there have been numerous cases where commercial businesses were penalised for their failure to observe the various precautionary measures set out by the public authorities. While these measures carry legal effectiveness, some businesses have failed to understand their obligations due to their inadequacy of legal knowledge to deal with such emerging pandemics. With an intermittently increasing number of such cases, it is of primary importance that commercial facility owners be well aware of their legal obligations to ensure that all precautionary measures (concerning their premises and employees) are complied with. This research thus aims to identify the applicability of the current statutory laws in Singapore, along with contractual provisions and the law of specific torts on the legal obligations of commercial facility owners during a pandemic. A literature review was done to establish these legal responsibilities of facility owners through the study of various measures taken by public authorities and their requirements. Interviews were also conducted to seek opinions from various industry experts upon their valuable insights and experience on their legal standpoint. Based on the findings from the literature review and interviews, a framework was subsequently developed. The author hopes that it would better guide commercial facility owners on their legal responsibilities towards various parties and ensuring their facilities are compliant with the pandemic laws for the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and possible future pandemics in Singapore. This research further acknowledged areas that require improvement and proposed recommendations for future research. The author has endeavoured to state the law in Singapore as at 1 March 2021.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223484
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