Singapore will enter the second phase of the circuit breaker reopening this Friday (June 19).
This announcement will be made approximately two weeks after the start of the first phase on June 2.
"Phase 2 is an important step on the way to a new" Covid-19-Safe "standard," said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in a virtual press conference.
The minister previously said that the second phase could take several months.
Depending on the development of the Covid 19 situation, measures will be eased further until the country reaches the third and final phase.
The Multi-Ministry Task Force has stated that the third phase will be the "new normal" until a vaccine or treatment for Covid-19 is found.
What activities can resume on June 19?
- Retail companies can reopen their physical outlets.
- It is also allowed to dine in F&B (Food and Beverage) stores that are limited to a maximum of five guests per table.
- The sale and consumption of alcohol must be stopped at 10.30 p.m., while live music, television and video shows are not permitted in all F&B stores.
- Small social gatherings of up to five people can be resumed. Households can receive up to five visitors at the same time.
- Classes and other private enrichment courses can be resumed, with the exception of singing or voice courses.
- All health services can be resumed, including care for the elderly in the community.
- Personal visits to older homes, including nursing and social homes, can be resumed.
- Sports, parks and other public facilities such as stadiums, swimming pools, playgrounds, beaches, lawns and fields, hard courts, gyms, gyms, bowling centers and event rooms can be reopened. This applies to similar facilities in private environments such as condominiums and clubs.
- Larger public venues with large numbers of people, such as shopping centers, are subject to capacity restrictions. Operators must prevent long queues or crowds from building up.
- Personal health and wellness as well as home services, including massages and spas, can also be resumed.
- Registered clubs and associations may work in their registered premises.
- Wedding celebrations can take place with up to 10 people at home and in the register of marriages and in the register of Muslim marriages with the exception of the sole mister.
- Up to 20 people can be present at the same time, out of the current 10 people.
- Students of all levels will return to school daily from June 29th. Universities will gradually increase the number of students on campus.
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