The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced updated measures as part of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), which will take effect from 10 August 2021. These measures will supersede the measures that were introduced on 22 July 2021. 

  • Increase of social gathering group sizes from a maximum of 2 persons to 5 persons, and the cap of 2 distinct visitors per household per day to 5 distinct visitors per household per day. Unvaccinated individuals should remain in groups of no more than 2 persons, to reduce the likelihood of transmission. 
  • Dine-in at hawker centres and coffee shops will be allowed in groups of 2, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. Groups of up to 5 persons will be allowed for all F&B establishments if all diners are vaccinated, a recovered patient, or possess a valid negative COVID-19 test result covering the duration of dine-in. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below may be included in the group of 5, if all children are from the same household.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals, recovered patients, and/or those who possess a valid negative COVID-19 test result may participate in higher-risk activities (e.g. indoor mask-off sports, F&B dine-in) and large events (e.g. solemnisations, congregational and other worship services) in groups of up to 5 persons. 
  • Increase of event sizes and event size caps (see table below). Similarly, unvaccinated children may be included in a group of up to 5 persons if all the children are from the same household. 

If the situation remains under control, Singapore may be able to further increase event sizes and capacity limits from 19 August 2021. 50% of employees who are able to work from home will also be allowed to return to the workplace. 

Please refer to this table for full details:

 

Current measures for

Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) from 22 July onwards

Measures for transition from 10 August onwards, or as indicated

Social gatherings and interactions

  • Group sizes of up to 2 persons
  • Up to 2 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

 

  • Group sizes of up to 5 persons
  • Strongly encourage unvaccinated individuals to remain in groups of up to 2 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

 

Workplace

  • Work-from-home as the default
  • No cross-deployment
  • Social gatherings not allowed

 

[No change]

  • Work-from-home as the default
  • No cross-deployment
  • Social gatherings not allowed

     

    From 19 August:

  • Up to 50% of employees who can work from home can return to the workplace
  • Social gatherings allowed

 

Event Parameters

Funerals

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

 

Up to 30 attendees at any point in time on all days

 

Live performances

  • Up to 100 attendees with PET; up to 50 persons without PET
  • Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances are not allowed

 

  • Up to 500 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^
  • Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances may resume, subject to updated safe management measures

     

    From 19 August:

  • Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

 

MICE events

  • Up to 100 attendees with PET; up to 50 persons without PET
  • Unmasking will not be allowed
  • Up to 500 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 persons if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^
  • Unmasking may resume, subject to updated safe management measures

     

    From 19 August:

  • Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

 

Spectator and participatory sports events

  • Up to 100 attendees with PET, up to 50 attendees without PET
  • Up to 500 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

 

From 19 August:

  • Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

 

Solemnizations and wedding receptions

Marriage solemnizations

  • Up to 100 attendees with PET required for all attendees
  • Up to 50 attendees without PET
  • Group size of up to 2 attendees

     

    Wedding receptions

  • Up to 100 attendees with PET required for all attendees
  • Only one reception allowed
  • Group size of up to 5 persons

 

Marriage solemnizations

  • Up to 500 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^
  • Group size of up to 5 attendees

     

    From 19 August:

  • Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

     

    Wedding receptions

  • Up to 250 attendees if all vaccinated*; provision for children 12 years and below applies^
  • Only one reception allowed
  • Group size of up to 5 attendees

 

Attractions, cruises

Operating capacity of 25%

[No change] Operating capacity of 25%

 

From 19 August:

  • Operating capacity of 50%

 

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

Closed

[No change] Closed

Cinemas

  • Up to 100 persons with PET, up to 50 persons without PET; with safe distancing between groups of up to 2 persons
  • No F&B allowed

 

 

  • Up to 500 persons if all vaccinated*; up to 50 persons if unvaccinated.
  • F&B may be served in groups of up to 5 persons if all customers are vaccinated*; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

 

From 19 August:

  • Up to 1,000 persons if all vaccinated*; up to 50 persons if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

 

Congregational and worship services

  • Up to 100 worshippers with PET; up to 50 worshippers without PET
  • Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances is not allowed

 

  • Up to 500 worshippers if all vaccinated*; up to 50 worshippers if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^
  • Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances may resume, subject to updated safe management measures

     

    From 19 August:

  • Up to 1,000 worshippers if all vaccinated*; up to 50 worshippers if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^

 

Food & Beverage establishments, excluding hawker centres and coffee shops

  • Dining-in to cease
  • Only takeaway and delivery allowed

 

  • Dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 5 persons if all vaccinated*; provision for children 12 years and below applies^
  • Dine-in not allowed otherwise
  • [No change] Prohibition of recorded music and sounds in F&B establishments

 

Hawker centres and coffee shops

  • Dining-in to cease
  • Only takeaway and delivery allowed

 

Dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 2 persons regardless of vaccination status

Home Based Businesses (HBBs)

HBBs to only operate on contactless delivery/collection model

 

 

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

 

Hotels

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)

 

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)

 

In-person tuition and enrichment classes

Up to50 personsper class in groups of up to2 persons, strongly encouraged to go online. Refer to MOE’s advisory for further details (Separate safe management measures for higher-risk arts and sports classes apply.)

Up to 50 persons per class in groups of up to5 persons, strongly encouraged to go online. 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, make-up services) ceased

 

 

Services which require masks to be removed (e.g. facials, saunas make-up services) allowed to resume if customer is vaccinated*.

 

Museums and public libraries

Operating capacity of 25%

[No change] Operating capacity of 25%

 

From 19 August:

  • Operating capacity of 50%

 

Shopping malls and showrooms

Occupancy limit of one person per 16 sqm of Gross Floor Area (GFA)

 

[No change] Occupancy limit of one person per 16 sqm GFA

 

From 19 August:

  • Occupancy limit of one person per 10 sqm GFA

 

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

  • 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.

 

 

  • Indoor mask-off high-intensity activities and classes capped at 30 persons
    • Indoor mask-off activities at gyms/fitness studios to resume in groups of up to 5 persons if all individuals are vaccinated* (SportSG will provide more details on the provision for children 12 years and below)

       

  • Indoor mask-on and all outdoor (mask-on and mask-off) activities and classes capped at 50 persons
    • In groups of up to 5 persons for mask-on indoor activities and all outdoor activities only. Irrespective of vaccination or test status.

 

Tour groups

  • Up to 20 persons per tour for all tours

[No change] Up to 20 persons per tour for all tours

 

From 19 August:

  • Up to 50 persons for conveyance tours (Duck Tours etc.)
  • Remain at 20 persons for non-conveyance tours

 

*An individual is considered vaccinated if he/ she has been: a) fully vaccinated, i.e. has received the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnatry, Moderna or the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines, with an additional two weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective, b) recovered from COVID-19, or c) has obtained a negative result on a pre-event test taken in the past 24 hours before the expected end of the event.

^The provision for children 12 years and below (i.e. born in and after 2009) will only be applicable to higher-risk mask off activities and large-scale events. 

  • If there is more than one child in the group, all children must be from the same household. Other vaccinated individuals* can be from different households as the child(ren).
  • For large-scale events, the number of children is capped at 20% of the total event size. 

 

Removal of Temperature Screening Requirements

With a high resident population vaccinated, as well as targeted public health tools and increased surveillance, e.g. self-test antigen rapid test kits and rostered routine testing, from 19 August 2021, public premises will no longer be required to conduct temperature screening. 

If you are  unwell, please seek medical care as soon as possible, use a mask, and avoid crowded places. 

 

Updated Healthcare Protocols for COVID-19 Patients 

With emerging evidence that vaccinated individuals can recover within 10 days from disease onset, Singapore will proceed to discharge fully vaccinated individuals earlier, at Day 10 from isolation if their PCR test shows that they are COVID-19 negative, or if they have very low viral loads. 

Those who do not meet the criteria will continue to be discharged after 14 days of isolation without any further testing, with an additional 7 days’ leave of absence. 

For more information, please refer to MOH’s press release

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