The task force had assessed the situation and made the decision that Singapore will enter Phase 2 of reopening on 19th June 2020 announced in a media statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Singapore had entered into Circuit Breaker previously on 7th April as a measure to stop Covid19 from spreading in the country. It was later announced that it will be entering Circuit Breaker Exit in 3 Phases and we will be in Phase 1 of circuit breaker exit starting from 2nd June 2020.
Let’s take a look at what are things will be resume in Phase 2 of reopening on 19th June below.
WHAT WILL RESUME OR OPEN IN PHASE 2?
- More retail businesses will be able to open their physical outlets.
- Small-group social gatherings of up to any five persons can resume.
- Households may receive up to five visitors at any one time.
- We will be able to dine-in with up to five persons sitting together. However, the tables must be spaced one metre apart.
- Outlets will have to cease liquor sales and consumption at 10.30pm. There will be now live music, television, and video screenings in all F&B outlets at this stage.
- Tuition and other private enrichment classes can resume.
- Registered clubs and societies will be allowed to operate at their registered premises
- Personal health and wellness, and home-based services will be allowed to resume.
- Resume of all other healthcare services such as elder care services in the community and, individual health screenings.
- Resume of Aesthetic services.
- Face-to-face visitations at residential facilities for the elderly, including nursing homes, welfare homes, sheltered homes and adult disability homes, will resume.
- Playgrounds, beaches, lawns and fields, stadia, swimming complexes, sports halls, hard courts, gyms, fitness studios, bowling centres and function rooms will open. This also applies to similar facilities in private settings such as condominiums and clubs.
- Larger public venues with high human traffic such as malls and large standalone retail outlets will be subject to capacity limits, and operators will be required to prevent crowds or long queues from building up within and in the immediate vicinity of their premises.
For more information, you can read COVID-19: Phase 2 of reopening to start from Jun 19, social gatherings of up to five persons allowed.
You can also check the list of businesses that are allowed to operate on the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s website.
WHAT WILL NOT RESUME?
- Religious services and congregations
- Large cultural venues such as libraries and museums
- Large-scale events and venues such as conferences, exhibitions, concerts and trade fairs
- Entertainment venues such as bars, nightclubs, karaoke outlets, cinemas, theatres, as well as indoor and outdoor attractions
SAFETY RULES IN PHASE 2
There will be safety rules to follow during Phase 2 beside the one metre safe distancing rule between individuals as below.
- Wedding solemnizations at home and at the Registry of Marriages or Registry of Muslim Marriages may take place with up to 10 people, excluding the solemnizer. At other venues, they may take place with up to 20 people, excluding the solemnizer, subject to the venue’s capacity limit based on safe management principles.
- For wakes and funerals, up to 20 people may be present at any one time.
The current safe management measures for workplaces will continue to apply. Employers must continue to ensure that there are no social gatherings among employees, and safe distancing of at least 1m is maintained at all times.
Meanwhile, do remember the safety rules and stay safe.