The news of Singapore’s reversion to Phase 2 is disheartening, but it is one we cannot fight.
To help you navigate the new situation with ease, we’ve compiled a list of important Covid-19 news updates and tighter restrictions which will last from May 8-30, unless stated otherwise.
Stick to a cap of five people at social gatherings
The maximum size for social gatherings will be reduced from eight to five people, likewise for home visits. Locals have also been advised to keep to a maximum of two social gatherings per day.
Indoor gyms and fitness studios must close
Indoor gyms and fitness studios will not be allowed to operate, although outdoor exercise classes may continue. At these activities, a cap of 30 people must be implemented, as well as a three-metre distance between groups and two-metre distance between individuals.
Less attendees allowed for live events
While live events and performances are still permissible, the new number of attendees allowed is 250.
Pre-Event Testing (PET) will be required for events with more than 100 participants; mass sporting events will be suspended during the next three weeks.
Capacity limits will apply to museums and public libraries too
Museums and public libraries will remain open with a reduced capacity of 50 percent.
New workplace rules
Instead of Phase 3’s 75 percent rule, only up to 50 percent of company staff can return to the workplace at any one time. Wherever possible, employees should be allowed to work from home.
Mandatory TraceTogether check-ins begin May 17
Starting May 17, all are to use either the TraceTogether app or token to check into shops and buildings as other modes of SafeEntry check-in will be discontinued. Only the scanning of barcodes on ICs (as check-ins) will be permitted till May 31.
Get more details from the Singapore Government’s official website here.