Replies to Media ● May 13, 2020
FAS response to media query on employment status and welfare initiatives during COVID-19 circuit breaker
“The Football Association of Singapore has not considered neither any form of salary reduction nor retrenchment measures, at any point of time during the current circuit-breaker period.
“While the COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably affected revenue for the organisation, the FAS considers the well-being of every staff member to be of the utmost importance to the organisation, hence every effort was made to ensure that no full-time staff member’s employment status would be affected as a result of the this pandemic. This was made possible with our internal resource re-allocation to ensure we remain sustainable during this period. In addition, an internal COVID-19 Support Group (CSG) was also established to serve as an avenue for any FAS staff member who require assistance, be it in the form of special work considerations or dispensations, emotional and/or psychological support, and guidance on any available government schemes or aids. These commitments were made known to all staff in early April so as to provide a sense of security and stability during this tumultuous period. Proactively, the FAS has also taken this period to further develop our internal capabilities by mandating staff’s enrolment in industry-specific online courses which would expand and upgrade their range of skillsets.
“While there are no live Football activities during this circuit breaker period, the FAS continues to push content through various other mediums to co-develop capabilities with the fraternity and to stay engaged with the public at large.”
– FAS General Secretary Yazeen Buhari