The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced the reversion to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures which will take effect from 22 July to 18 August (both dates inclusive). This is done to contain the growing COVID-19 clusters linked to the Jurong Fishery Port, as we push ahead with the vaccination of individuals. 

 

These measures will supersede those that were introduced on 19 July 2021.

 

  • Reduction of social gathering group sizes from a maximum of 5 persons to a maximum of 2 persons, with a cap of 2 distinct visitors per household per day. Grandchildren being cared for daily by their grandparents will be not be counted towards this cap.

     

  • Work-from-home to remain the default at workplaces. Employers who need staff to return to workplaces need to ensure no cross-deployment at various worksites, and enforce staggered start times and flexible working hours. Social gatherings at workplaces will not be allowed.

     

  • Cessation of dine-in at all F&B establishments (including hawker centres and food courts), with only takeaway and delivery options allowed. All staff at such establishments must continue with regular 14-day Fast and Easy Test (FET) requirement, which will remain free-of-charge during this period.

     

  • Cessation of all strenuous indoor exercise classes, including individuals and group indoor sports and exercise activities.

     

  • Mask-off personalised services (e.g. facials, saunas, make-up services) will not be allowed. This will not apply to medical and dental consultations that require patients to remove their masks.

     

  • Reduction of event sizes and event size caps, with mandatory pre-event testing (PET) for some cases. Playing of wind or brass instruments will not be allowed.

 

Please refer to this table for full details:

Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) from 19 July onwards

Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) from 22 July onwards

[Updated] refers to measures that have been updated since the 16 July announcement

Community Measures

Social gatherings and interactions

  • Group sizes of up to 5 persons

     

  • Up to 5 unique household visitors a day

     

  • 2 social gatherings per day, whether to another household or in a public place

     

  • The cap on visitors does not apply for grandchildren being cared for by grandparents

[Updated]

  • Group sizes of up to 2 persons

     

  • Up to 2 unique household visitors a day

     

    [No change]

  • 2 social gatherings per day, whether to another household or in a public place

     

  • The cap on visitors does not apply for grandchildren being cared for by grandparents

Workplace

  • Work-from-home as the default

     

  • No cross-deployment

     

  • Social gatherings will be allowed up to the prevailing group size

[No change]

Event Parameters

Funerals

Up to 20 persons at any point in time on all days

[No change]

Live performances

  • Up to 250 persons with PET; up to 50 persons without PET

     

  • Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances may resume, subject to updated safe management measures
  • [Updated] Up to 100 persons with PET; up to 50 persons without PET

     

  • [Updated] Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances will not be allowed

MICE events

  • Up to 250 persons with PET; up to 50 persons without PET

     

  • Unmasking may be allowed, subject to updated safe management measures
  • [Updated] Up to 100 persons with PET; up to 50 persons without PET

     

  • [Updated] Unmasking will not be allowed

Spectator and participatory sports events

  • Up to 250 persons with PET, up to 50 persons without PET
  • [Updated] Up to 100 persons with PET; up to 50 persons without PET

Solemnisations and weddings

Marriage solemnisations

  • Up to 250 persons with PET required for all attendees

     

  • Up to 50 persons without PET

     

    Wedding receptions

  • Up to 250 persons with PET required for all attendees

     

  • Up to 50 persons with PET required for wedding party of up to 20 persons

     

  • Only one reception allowed

     

  • Group size of up to 5 persons

[Updated] Marriage solemnisations

  • Up to 100 persons with PET required for all attendees

     

  • Up to 50 persons without PET

     

  • Group size of up to 2 persons

    [Updated] Wedding receptions

  • Up to 100 persons with PET required for all attendees

     

  • Only one reception allowed

     

  • Group size of up to 5 persons

Sector Measures

Attractions, cruises

Operating capacity of 50%

[Updated] Operating capacity of 25%

Barbeque pits and campsites (in parks, HDB estates, condominiums, and country clubs)

Closed

[No change]

Cinemas

  • Up to 250 persons with PET, up to 50 persons without PET

     

  • F&B may be served if all customers are in groups of no more than 2 persons if any individual in the group is ineligible*; in groups of no more than 5 persons if all individuals are eligible*. Children aged 12 years and below may make up half the group if from different households, and up to 4 children if all are from the same household

     

  • If F&B service is not allowed, customers may be in groups of up to 5 persons

[Updated]

  • Up to 100 persons with PET, up to 50 persons without PET; with safe distancing between groups of up to 2 pax

     

  • No F&B allowed

Congregational and worship services

  • Up to 250 pax with PET; up to 50 pax without PET

     

  • Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances may resume, subject to updated safe management measures

[Updated]

  • Up to 100 persons with PET; up to 50 persons without PET

     

  • Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances will not be allowed

Food & Beverage establishments

  • If any individual in the group is ineligible*, dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 2 persons; If all individuals are eligible*, dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 5 persons. Children aged 12 years and below may make up half the group of diners if from different households, and up to 4 children if all are from the same household

     

  • Prohibition of recorded music and sounds in F&B establishments

[Updated]

  • Dining-in to cease

     

  • Only takeaway and delivery allowed

Home Based Businesses (HBBs)

HBBs can operate subject to prevailing safe management measures, e.g. up to 5 unique visitors a day

[Updated] HBBs to only operate on contactless delivery/collection model

Hotels

Group of up to 5 persons per room for staycations (except where individuals are all from the same household, subject to the room’s maximum capacity)

[Updated] Group of up to 2 persons per room for staycations (except where individuals are all from the same household, subject to the room’s maximum capacity)

In-person tuition and enrichment classes

Up to 50 persons per class in groups of up to 5 persons, refer to MOE’s advisory for further details. (Separate safe management measures for higher-risk arts and sports classes apply.)

[Updated] Up to 50 persons per class in groups of up to 2 persons, refer to MOE’s advisory for further details (Separate safe management measures for higher-risk arts and sports classes apply)

Massage establishments (e.g. spas, saunas) & Hairdressers’ salons

  • Services which require masks to be removed (e.g. facials, saunas) allowed to resume

     

  • Prevailing safe management measures should still be observed

[Updated] Services which require masks to be removed (e.g. facials, saunas, make-up services) to cease

Museums and Public libraries

Operating capacity of 50%

[Updated] Operating capacity of 25%

Shopping malls and showrooms

Occupancy limit of one person per 10 sqm of Gross Floor Area (GFA)

[Updated] Occupancy limit of one person per 16 sqm of GFA

Sports/ exercise activities and classes provided by gyms/ fitness studios

  • Indoor mask-off activities at gyms/fitness studios to resume in groups of up to 2 persons if any individual in the group is ineligible* or are children aged 12 years and below; such activities may resume in groups of up to 5 persons if all individuals are eligible*. Class sizes for mask-off high-intensity activities capped at 30 persons

     

  • Indoor mask-on and all outdoor classes capped at 50 persons

     

  • In groups of up to 5 persons for mask-on indoor activities and all outdoor activities only

[Updated]

  • Indoor mask-off activities and classes suspended

     

  • Mask-off activities only allowed outdoors with class size limit of 2 persons

     

  • Indoor/outdoor mask-on classes up to 30 persons in groups of up to 2 persons, subject to venue’s capacity limit and safe distancing requirement

Tour groups

  • Up to 50 persons for conveyance tours (e.g. Duck Tours etc.)

     

  • Up to 20 persons for non-conveyance tours (e.g. walking, cycling, kayaking tours)

[Updated] Up to 20 persons per tour for all tours

*An individual is eligible if he/ she has been fully vaccinated (i.e. has received two doses of either Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnatry or Moderna, with an additional two weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective), recovered from COVID-19 or has obtained a negative result on a Pre-Event Test taken in the past 24 hours before the expected end of the event.

 

 

Targeted support measures

 

The Government will provide a support package to affected businesses and workers, which will take reference from the support provided in the previous Phase Two (Heightened Alert) period. The Ministry of Finance will announce more details soon. 

 

Mandatory SafeEntry check-in at all wet markets and hawker centres

 

In the coming weeks, TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) and SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW) check-in requirements will be implemented at all wet markets and hawker centres island-wide.

 

All who enter these venues must check-in with their TraceTogether (TT) app or token using the SEGW, or by scanning the SE QR code with the TT app. This will help to facilitate quicker contact tracing efforts at these venues.

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