The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Thursday (June 10th) that the group size limit for social gatherings will be increased from two to five people from June 14th.
The number of individual household visitors on a day will also be increased from the current two to five.
That move comes as Singapore begins to ease restrictions after a drop in the number of Covid-19 community cases. This is the first step in Singapore's plan to return to Phase 3 (Elevated Warning), MOH said.
Further restrictions relaxed after June 21st
As of June 21, further restrictions will be relaxed and eating will be able to resume if the Covid-19 situation remains under control in the coming weeks.
Wedding receptions that are currently not allowed can be resumed from June 21st. Wedding receptions with up to 100 participants, including the wedding couple, but without a provider, may be resumed, whereby preliminary tests are required for all participants.
Fitness studios and fitness studios will also be allowed to resume indoor sports activities without masks from June 21st. The safety distance of at least 2 m between individuals and at least 3 m between groups of up to 5 people must be observed.
Physical education classes – both indoors and outdoors – are limited to 30 people including the teacher in groups of no more than five people.
COVID-19 multi-ministerial task force co-chair Gan Kim Yong said the government wants to make sure the situation is "stable" before eating can resume.
"Eating is considered a high-risk activity because the masks are off," he said during a press conference, "he said.
MOH also said that Singapore will leave this phase in the coming weeks, working from home will remain the standard requirement.
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