No. S 267
Infectious Diseases Act
Infectious Diseases
(Antigen Rapid Test Providers)
Regulations 2021
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 73 of the Infectious Diseases Act, the Minister for Health makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Infectious Diseases (Antigen Rapid Test Providers) Regulations 2021 and come into operation on 24 April 2021.
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approval” means an approval under these Regulations to provide in the course of business at any premises in Singapore a service involving the carrying on of any regulated activity for hire or reward, but excludes an approval when it is suspended;
“approved test” means an antigen rapid test carried out in Singapore in relation to an individual using any of the test products specified in the Schedule, the purpose of which is to test for the presence of SARS‑CoV‑2 in that individual;
“approved test provider” means a person who has an approval;
“Class A test provider” means an approved test provider holding any PHMCA licence;
“PHMCA licence” means a licence which is issued under the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (Cap. 248) and in force;
“prescribed notice” means the relevant notice set out at;
“qualified nurse” means a registered nurse or an enrolled nurse within the meaning of the Nurses and Midwives Act (Cap. 209), who holds a valid practising certificate under that Act;
“qualified person” means an individual who —
(a)is a legally qualified medical practitioner;
(b)is a qualified nurse;
(c)has, after obtaining any of the following qualifications, acquired at least 3 continuous years of practical experience in clinical laboratory work in Singapore:
(i)a degree in Biomedical Science;
(ii)a degree or diploma in Medical Laboratory Science; or
(d)has undergone training conducted by a specified training provider, in each of the following:
(i)to perform every type of regulated activity;
(ii)to supervise the carrying out of every type of regulated activity;
“regulated activity” means any of the following types of activity carried on in Singapore:
(a)a relevant sampling activity;
(b)a relevant testing activity;
(c)a relevant assessment activity;
“relevant assessment activity” means ascertaining the results of an approved test on a respiratory specimen from an individual and recording the results, even if uncertain or invalid;
“relevant sampling activity” means removing a respiratory specimen from the lining of the oral or nasal passage of an individual for the purpose of a relevant testing activity;
“relevant testing activity” means subjecting the respiratory specimen from an individual to an approved test for the purpose of testing the presence of SARS‑CoV‑2 in that individual;
“respiratory specimen” includes human biological tissue, saliva or mucus;
“responsible executive”, in relation to an applicant for approval, means —
(a)where the applicant is a body corporate (including a limited liability partnership) —
(i)an individual for the time being holding the office of chairperson, director, partner, chief executive officer, manager or company secretary (as the case may be) of the body corporate or any position analogous to any of those offices; or
(ii)for a corporation whose affairs are managed by its members, any of those members as if the member were a director of the corporation;
(b)where the applicant is a partnership (including a limited partnership), a partner of the partnership;
(c)where the applicant is a sole proprietor, the sole proprietor; or
(d)where the applicant is an unincorporated association (other than a partnership), an individual for the time being holding the office of president, secretary or member (as the case may be) of the committee of the unincorporated association, or any position analogous to any of those offices,
and includes any person carrying out the duties of any office referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) if the office is vacant;
“specified training provider” means the HMI Institute of Health Sciences Pte. Ltd.;
“working day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.
(2)  Unless expressly provided otherwise in these Regulations, any word or expression in these Regulations that is defined in the COVID‑19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 (G.N. No. S 254/2020) has the meaning given to it by those Regulations.
Saving for Government, etc.
3.  These Regulations do not apply to prevent or restrict the Government or any public body doing or omitting to do anything in the performance of any function, the exercise of any power or the discharge of any duty of the Government or public body (as the case may be) under law.
Made on 16 April 2021.
Permanent Secretary
(Health Development),
Ministry of Health,
[AG/LEGIS/SL/137/2020/12 Vol. 1]