In Singapore dining-in will resume from Jun 21 but with Safe Management Measures. These safe management measures mean diners will have to be in groups of two, not five
Singapore has adjusted its reopening plans following a persistent number of unlinked COVID-19 infections. This was announced on Friday (Jun 18) by the Task Force, Ministry of Health and relevant authorities, as Singapore calibrates its COVID-19 reopening plans amid a persistent number of unlinked cases
The group size of two will also apply to indoor fitness activities with masks off.
These new measures were announced on Friday (Jun 18) as Singapore calibrates its COVID-19 reopening plans while undergoing a persistent number of unlinked cases with have the potential to spark larger COVID-19 clusters like the Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre.
With the adjusted measures, groups of more than two people who are not from the same household will not be allowed to dine-in together at F&B outlets, even if they are split across multiple tables. This means that a group of six household members, for instance, will not be able to sit together as a table of six, said Mr Lawrence Wong from the Task Force.
Wedding receptions will also not be allowed until mid-July as they are higher-risk activities where guests tend to socialise more and over a longer period of time.
COVID-19 rapid testing for employees in higher-risk settings such as F&B outlets will be ramped up to give Singapore “greater assurance” to open up further, “barring unforeseen circumstances and developments in the pandemic”. Authorities expect a regular rapid testing regime to be in place by around mid-July. Authorities are also making these test kits available free to the establishments over the next three months as they want to get the processes started.
Another Safe Management Measure is that at F&B establishments, recorded music will not be allowed, to prevent the risk of transmission from customers talking loudly.
The normal safe management measure will still follow that there should also be safe distancing of at least 1m between groups of diners, and customers must keep their masks on at all times except when eating or drinking.
Gyms and fitness studios can resume indoor activities without masks from Jun 21 - in group sizes of up to two people and in classes of up to 30 people including the instructor.
As previously announced, there should be safe distancing of at least 2m between individuals and 3m between groups.
Mask-on activities and outdoor mask-off sports or exercise activities can continue in groups of no more than five people and in classes of up to 30 people including the instructor.
Mr Gan Kim Yong from the task force added that they do expect the number of COVID cases to go up ... especially in the weeks that follow. This is something we are prepared for, but we must continue to stay vigilant and abide by safe management measures."
Your company can also send its staff for Safety Management Officer Courses at https://www.simplysafety.com.sg/safe-management-officer-course
Or use the free Safe Management Measures toolkit athttps://safemanagementmeasures.com/