On 7TH JUL 2021 the COVID-19 Task Force (MTF) and MOH announced that if there would be no major changes or spikes, certain relaxation of safe management measures may be introduced on 12 Jul 2021.
Singapore has been on Phase 3 Heightened Alert from 14 June 2021 to 21 June 2021. It was reported that as at 5 July 2021, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 86 cases in the week before to 28 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 14 cases in the week before to 4 cases in the past week. MOH announced that while there were small number of cases like 105 Henderson Crescent and 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre, it had managed to identify and ringfence the spread through aggressive COVID testing operations and active surveillance in the community. MOH had managed to slow down the chains of transmission and are now in a position to ease some community measures further. Because of the reduction in cases updated safe management measures will take place on 12 July 2021.
Some of these changes are group sizes at Food & Beverage (F&B) establishments withgroups of up to 5 persons will be able to dine-in at F&B establishments. Dining-in remains a higher-risk activity because many people are unmasked and in close proximity with one another. As such entertainment at F&B establishments will continue to be prohibited. MOH also reminded that diners are to adhere to all other SMMs except when eating or drinking.
Resumption of wedding receptions. Wedding receptions may resume from 12 July 2021, with no more than 250 persons allowed with Pre-Event Testing (PET). For wedding receptions with 50 persons or less, PET will be required for the wedding party only.
Indoor high-intensity/ mask-off sports/ exercise activities. Gyms and fitness studios may conduct indoor mask-off sports/ exercise activities in group sizes of up to 5 persons, similar to indoor mask-on and outdoor activities. Sports and exercise classes can continue in groups of no more than 5 persons, in classes of up to 50 persons including the instructor, or the capacity limit of the venue, whichever is lower.
Work-from-home will continue to remain the default arrangement so as to reduce overall interaction within workplaces and on public transport. Employers are reminded to ensure the practice continues, and for employees that need to come to the workplace, to stagger their start times and implement flexible working hours.
Deployment of SafeEntry and SafeEntry Gateway for all Supermarkets from 21 Jul 2021.
Social gathering group sizes may increase to 8 persons;
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