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What you can and can’t do from today till Aug 18


Rei Kurohi
The Straits Times
Jul 20, 2021

From Thursday (July 22) till Aug 18, Singapore will revert to part two (heightened alert), with tighter measures in place to curb the worsening Covid-19 state of affairs.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday stated the brand new measures will supersede these beforehand introduced on July 19.

Here’s what you must know.

1. Cap on group sizes diminished to 2

The restrict on group sizes for social gatherings can be lower from 5 to 2, with a cap of two distinct guests to a family per day.

The MOH stated people ought to proceed to restrict their general variety of social gatherings to no more than two a day, whether or not to a different family, or assembly associates and members of the family in a public place.

Children being cared for every day by their grandparents is not going to be counted in the direction of these caps.

The new two-person restrict additionally applies to staycations at accommodations, until all people are from the identical family.

In-person tuition and enrichment lessons can proceed with class sizes of as much as 50, however teams should be capped at two.

Working from residence stays the default association and social gatherings on the office stay banned.

2. Dining in and different mask-off actions banned as soon as extra

Both indoor and outside meals and beverage institutions can be allowed to supply solely takeaway and supply providers.

These embody hawker centres and foodcourts. Cinemas, too, should not serve meals or drinks.

Personalised care providers akin to facials, saunas and make-up providers should additionally stop.

The identical goes for strenuous indoor train lessons or sports activities actions involving individuals eradicating their masks. (*18*) the place people maintain their masks on can proceed with class sizes capped at 30 and teams capped at two.

These restrictions is not going to apply to medical and dental consultations that require sufferers to have their masks eliminated. Non-medical facial therapies is not going to be exempted.

However, marriage ceremony receptions, together with those who contain eating in, will nonetheless be allowed to proceed. The group measurement stays capped at 5 folks per desk.

3. Limits for live occasions lower to 100

The cap for live performances, spectator sports activities occasions, marriage ceremony solemnisations and receptions, cinema screenings, worship providers, in addition to occasions within the conferences, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) trade can be lower from 250 to 100 for occasions with pre-event testing.

Group sizes for these occasions can be capped at two, aside from marriage ceremony receptions.

Events with out pre-event testing stay capped at 50 attendees.

Unmasked singing and taking part in of wind devices is not going to be allowed as soon as once more.

People attending Mice occasions can even not be allowed to take away their masks.

For marriage ceremony receptions, pre-event testing can be required for all attendees.

Previously, pre-event testing was required just for the primary marriage ceremony celebration, which often consists of the couple and their bridesmaids or groomsmen, for occasions with as much as 50 attendees.

There isn’t any change for funerals, which stay capped at 20 folks at any level on all days.

4. Capacity caps for points of interest, malls to be lower

The working capability of points of interest can be diminished to 25 per cent, down from 50 per cent.

These embody museums and public libraries, in addition to cruises.

The cap for all tour teams can be lower to twenty, down from 50.

Shopping malls and showrooms can even have to cut back their most occupancy restrict from 10 sq m of gross flooring space per particular person to 16 sq m per particular person.

5. Mandatory SafeEntry check-in for all markets, hawker centres

TraceTogether-only SafeEntry necessities can be enforced in any respect moist markets and hawker centres in Singapore.

This signifies that everybody coming into these locations should test in utilizing the TraceTogether app or token.

The MOH stated moist markets and hawker centres are locations often visited by the general public and are additionally the place many seniors are likely to congregate.

These measures are required for faster contact tracing, so potential transmission in markets and hawker centres can be curbed, it added.

6. More help measures for affected companies

The Government will present a help package deal for affected companies and staff, provided that the tightened protected administration measures will stay in place at the very least till Aug 18.

The MOH stated this package deal will “take reference” from the help measures offered through the earlier part two (heightened alert) interval.

It added that the Ministry of Finance will announce extra particulars within the subsequent few days.

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