Safe management measures and Chinese New Year
Safe management measures and Chinese New Year
What you need to know to keep safe during this period
min read Published on 22 Jan 2021

Over the past week, we have seen an increase in the number of local cases, some of which are unlinked, and have resulted in the formation of community clusters.  This could mean a wider undetected community transmission.

To reduce the risk of community transmission, safe management measures will be tightened:

  • From 26 January 2021, there will be a cap of 8 unique visitors per household per day.
  • The pilot for shortlisted nightclubs and karaoke outlets to resume operations will be suspended.
  • The start of the National School Games, originally scheduled for February, will be postponed.

Staying safe during the Chinese New Year period

During festive season, there is a higher risk of transmission as interactions in the community increase. With Chinese New Year approaching, do remember the following:

When dining out,

  • Wear a mask if you’re not eating or drinking. This means that masks must be worn during the tossing of yusheng.
  • Avoid raising voices at all times. Lohei should be done without saying the usual auspicious phrases.
  • There must not be multiple table bookings, unless you are from the same household. But even so, there should not be inter-mingling across tables.

If you are doing house visits,

  • Limit your visits to family and to not more than 2 households per day
  • Otherwise, connect digitally with your family and friends

Keeping to these measures will help us avoid sparking large clusters, which may require further tightening of measures.

Surveillance testing will be carried out for stallholders, shop owners, persons in the F&B industry as well as food delivery persons operating around Chinatown. This will take place from 8 to 9 February 2021, and all individuals in the identified community groups are strongly encouraged to go for testing.

As we celebrate the Chinese New Year festivities, let’s remain socially responsible and remind others to do the same, so that we can keep transmission rates low in Phase 3.

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