[Updated 10 June 2022]

The COVID-19 situation in Singapore has stabilised, and the Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced further easing of community Safe Management Measures (SMMs), as well as the adjustment of  the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level from orange to yellow. 

Where applicable, the following adjustments to the SMM 1-5 Framework will be implemented from 26 April 2022:

1. Group Sizes

  • There will no longer be a group size limit. individuals will not be required to keep to a group of 10 persons for mask-off activities.
  • The cap on the number of unique visitors per household, previously 10 persons at any one time, will also be lifted1.

2. Mask-Wearing

Mask-wearing will continue to be required in indoor settings when people leave their homes, including on public transport, but will remain optional in outdoor settings.

  • Examples of indoor places: Office buildings, shopping malls, public transport (i.e. when commuting in trains and buses), hawker centres and coffeeshops.
  • Examples of outdoor areas: Housing Development Board (HDB) void decks, retail block walkways, bus stops, and bus interchanges. 

3. Workplace Requirements

  • All employees may now return to the workplace.
  • *In indoor settings, employees may also remove their masks at the workplace: (i) when they are not interacting physically with others and (ii) when they are not in customer-facing areas. 
4. Safe Distancing
  • Safe distancing will no longer be required between individuals or between groups. 

5. Capacity Limits

  • Capacity limit will be lifted for all settings/events. A summary of these SMMs is listed below.
 Parameter         Current Posture 
(1) Group sizes
  • No limit
(2) Mask-wearing
  • Required indoors*
  • Optional outdoors  
(3) Workplace requirements
  •  All can return to office
(4) Safe distancing
  • Not required
(5) Capacity Limits
  • No limit
 

Other Adjustments to Community Measures

Stepping down on the use of TraceTogether (TT) and SafeEntry (SE)

  • COVID-19 cases no longer need to upload their TT data or submit their TT token. 
  • SafeEntry check-ins will be removed from malls, supermarkets, hawker centres, coffee shops, etc. Random spot-checks will continue to be conducted to ensure that only fully vaccinated persons are dining in at F&B establishments.
  • Check-in will only be required at events with more than 500 participants at any one time, and certain nightlife establishments, for verification of vaccination status. 
No more free community ART tests
  • With the declining case numbers and easing of load at the Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), these free community ART testing and weekend testing at Combined Test Centres and Quick Test Centres will cease from 26 April 2022 onwards. 
  • Paid ART testing will still be available for members of the public at the CTCs/QTCs, GP clinics or via tele-ART providers.

[New] New Popular Places Visit Pass for Migrant Workers Residing in Dormitories

From 24 June 2022, migrant workers residing in dormitories will no longer need an exit pass to visit community areas.

If they wish to visit Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Jurong East and Little India on Sundays and public holidays, migrant workers will have to apply for a visit pass. This new measure aims to manage the crowds at these four high footfall locations. Up to 80,000 such passes will be available per Sunday or public holiday.

[Updated] SMMs for nightlife establishments

From 14 June 2022, the following will apply to nightlife establishments with dancing among patrons:

  • No capacity limits
  • Patrons need not obtain a negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result to enter the venue
  • Vaccinated-Differentiated SMMs (VDS) will continue to apply, and operators will still be required to conduct VDS checks to ensure that only fully vaccinated persons enter these settings
  • Random checks may be conducted by enforcement officers to ensure that operators comply with the requirement for VDS checks.
 
For more information, refer to MOH's latest press release.
 

[1] The attendee limits for home solemnisations and home funerals will also be lifted.  

[2] The list of MOH-approved COVID-19 test providers is available at: go.gov.sg/swabproviders.

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