The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced updated measures as part of Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) which will take effect from 19 July 2021 through 8 August 2021 (both dates inclusive).

  • Maximum group size allowed to dine-in at F&B establishments will be dialled back to groups of up to 2 persons.
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals can continue to dine-in in groups of up to 5 persons at participating F&B establishments that have put in place systems to check their statuses.
  • Wedding receptions will continue at the current group size of up to 5 persons per table, with no change to the existing Pre-Event Testing (PET) requirement.
  • Group size for indoor high-intensity mask-off sports and exercise activities will be reduced to no more than 2 persons, or in groups of 5 persons if all in the class are fully vaccinated, or a recovered patient, or have a valid COVID-19 test result covering the duration of the class.
  • Work-from-home remains default, social gatherings at workplaces will be disallowed.

Please refer to this table for full details:

 

Current Measures for

Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) from 12 July onwards, or as indicated

Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)

from 19 July onwards

 

[Updated] refers to measures that have been updated since the 7 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.

[No change]

Workplace

 

Work-from-home as the default

No cross-deployment

Social gatherings will be allowed up to the prevailing group size

[No change] Work-from-home as the default

[No change] No cross-deployment

[Updated] Social gatherings not allowed

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

[No change]

MICE events

·       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

[No change]

Spectator and participatory sports events

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

[No change]

Solemnisations and weddings

Marriage solemnisations:
·       Up to 250 persons with PET required for all attendees

·       Up to 50 persons without PET

·       Couple allowed to unmask for key moments; and attendees allowed to unmask momentarily for photo-taking

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

[No change] Marriage solemnisations

[No change] Wedding receptions

Sector Measures

Attractions, cruises

Operating capacity of 50%

[No change] 

 

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 service maybe served

·       [No change] Up to 250 persons with PET, up to 50 persons without PET

·       [Updated] 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

·    [Updated] If F&B service is not allowed, customers may be in groups of up to 5 persons

 

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

 

[No change]

 

Food & Beverage establishments

·       Dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 5 persons

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

·       [Updated] 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 

·       [No change] Prohibition of recorded music and sounds in F&B establishments

 

Home Based Businesses (HBBs)

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

[No change]

 

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)

[No change]

 

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.)

[No change]

 

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

[No change]

Museums and Public libraries

Operating capacity of 50%

 

[No change] 

 

Shopping malls and showrooms

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

 

[No change] 

 

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

·       Indoor mask-off activities at gyms/fitness studios may resume in groups of up to 5 persons

·       Indoor and outdoor classes capped at 50 persons in groups of up to 5 persons 

 

·       [Updated] 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.

·       [Updated] 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

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)

[No change]

*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.

Dining-in scenarios

Here's a summary of the individuals eligible to dine-in in a group of up to 5 persons at participating F&B establishments:

  • A fully vaccinated person;
  • A person who has recovered from COVID-19 (within 270 days);
  • An unvaccinated person who has a valid negative PET result for the duration of his dining-in ; or 
  • A child aged 12 years and below.

Refer to the table below for the different scenarios involving such dine-in groups:

If diners are from different households

Group size

Cap of children aged 12 years and below

Table of 2 persons (i.e. no vaccine-differentiated safe management measures)

No cap

Table of 3 persons

1 child

Table of 4 persons

2 children

Table of 5 persons

2 children

If all diners are from the same household

Group size

Cap of children aged 12 years and below

Table of 1 to 5 persons

4 children^

^ We will disallow a table of 5 children aged 12 years and below as they present the same risk as 5 unvaccinated individuals.

Targeted support measures [Updated 16 July 2021]

In view of the tightened SMMs of various activities until 8 August, the Government will extend the 10% Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) for the affected sectors from 26 July 2021 to 8 August 2021. This will provide support to licensed F&B businesses, gyms, fitness studios, performing arts organisations and arts education centres/

Please refer to this table for details:

Based on wages paid in

Announced

New

16 May –

11 July 2021

12 July –

25 July 2021

26 July –

8 August 2021

Sectors with tightened Safe Management Measures from 19 July to 8 August

  • Food & Beverage
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Performing arts and arts education

50%

10%

10%

Other sectors affected from 16 May to 25 July

  • Retail
  • Cinemas
  • Museums, art galleries, historical sites
  • Family entertainment

30%

10%

0%

 

Mandatory Regular Fast and Easy Testing (FET) regime for staff involved in higher-risk mask-off activities [Updated 7 July 2021]

From 15 July 2021, FET Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) via Employer-Supervised Self Swab or at Quick Test Centres will be made mandatory for all staff working in the following higher-risk settings:

  •         Dine-in F&B establishments
  •         Personal care and appearance services that require removal of masks (e.g. facial services, saunas, make-up services)
  •         Gyms and fitness studios where clients are unmasked

Deployment of SafeEntry and SafeEntry Gateway for all supermarkets [Updated 7 Jul 2021]

From 21 July 2021, TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) and SafeEntry Gateway check-in requirements will be re-introduced at supermarkets located within TT-only SE buildings with the same operating hours. This is to facilitate more targeted contact tracing for individuals who have overlapping visits with infected persons in buildings.

Customers of all supermarkets, including standalone supermarkets, must check in with their TraceTogether App or Token using the SafeEntry Gateway, or by scanning the SafeEntry QR code with the TraceTogether App. 

Sale of Over-The-Counter Antigen Rapid Test (ART) self-test kits [Announced 7 Jul 2021]

From 16 July 2021, ART self-test kits will be sold at general retailers such as supermarkets and convenience stores. The previous restriction of 10 kits per individual will also be removed.

This will allow more individuals, particularly those who do not have acute respiratory infection symptoms, to test themselves if they are concerned about potential exposure to COVID-19.

For more information, click here for MOH's press release.

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