Starting 13 October 2021 Wednesday, only up to two persons per group who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can dine in at hawker centres and coffee shops, and enter shopping malls and attractions.
The multi-ministry taskforce MTF announced these latest measures as part of the expanded vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) for COVID-19 at a media conference on Saturday 9th October 2021.
The Ministry of Health said in a statement “Epidemiological investigations have identified food and beverage (F&B) settings such as hawker centres, retail establishments, and shopping centres as settings frequently visited by a significant proportion of COVID-19 positive cases, including those who are unvaccinated, and later on fell very sick,”
Those who do not meet the criteria for regular F&B establishments can still buy take-away food.
Children aged 11 years and below, recovered individuals, and unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test result can be included in the group of two.
From 27 September 2021, Singapore returned to a two-person dining-in rule down from 5. This was to slow down community COVID-19 transmission.