Following the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today (Sept. 24) that the group size for dining in food and beverage outlets (F&B) will be reduced to the vaccinated limit of five.
Unvaccinated people with a valid negative test result before the event, those who have recovered and children under the age of 12 can be accepted into groups of two in F&B branches.
The rules for eating in hawker centers and coffee shops remain unchanged.
According to the MOH, the upper limit for social gatherings will also be reduced from the current five to a maximum of two people. Singaporeans should only attend one social meeting for one day.
Meanwhile, households can receive two unique visitors a day.
The new restrictions will begin on September 27th and will last until October 24th. MOH will review the measures two weeks after implementation and then adapt these measures to the situation in the community.
“We don’t need to go back to heightened alertness. But we need to do more to further reduce social interactions to slow down community transmissions and allow for better stability, ”MOH said.
Entertainment such as live performances, recorded music and videos, or TV screenings in F&B stores will continue to be banned, MOH said.
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