2020 has certainly been an eventful year.

With Christmas and the New Year on the horizon, many of us are enjoying this December holidays – catching up with friends, visiting extended family and perhaps even heading to Orchard Road for that traditional last-minute Christmas shopping spree.

Even as we unwind, remember to stay vigilant and maintain the good habits we have been practicing.

1. Use SafeEntry and TraceTogether (TT) when you’re out and about

Contact tracing will continue to be essential in our fight against COVID-19.

SafeEntry tracks entry and exit records at venues to identify any COVID-19 clusters. Remember to “Check-in” and “Check-out” when visiting places such as markets and malls.

TT – both the app and token – helps to identify people in close contact with COVID-19 cases and ringfence infections quickly. TT does not collect data about your location, but uses proximity data instead. Read more about TraceTogether here.

Download the TraceTogether app on your mobile device. For those who do not own or prefer not to use a mobile phone, you can collect the token at your constituency’s Community Centres/Clubs.

2. Dine-out, space-out

Looking forward to catching up with friends and family over a meal outside?

Ensure you and your makan kakis:

  • Mask up once you’re done eating/drinking
  • Keep the group small
  • Practise safe distancing and avoid mingling between tables
  • Avoid sharing food and utensils, use serving spoons instead

3. Beat the crowds by doing Christmas shopping online

  • Click here to assess crowd levels in malls before leaving home
  • Use self-checkout or contactless payment when available
  • Whenever possible, make appointments in advance, e.g. for the viewing or testing of products
  • Follow safe management measures – keep a 1m safe distance away from others

4. Keep gatherings small and cosy

Planning your Christmas dinner or a New Year countdown celebration?

  • Keep the group small and abide by group-size limits (currently, households may receive up to five visitors are any one time)
  • Dial in: include more people in your celebration virtually
  • Avoid hosting multiple gatherings in a day
  • Stay masked up, except when eating or drinking
  • If you’re ill, don’t join the gatherings – you’re risking the health of your loved ones!

Continue to stay socially responsible during this holiday season – remember that the health of all depends on each one of us.

From Gov.sg, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and joyful holiday!

For more tips on how to stay safe, check out Gov.sg’s How-to series