Starting Monday (14 June), Singapore will re-enter Phase 3 (Heightened Alert), which will see the current social gathering group size limit raised from two persons to five persons.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement today said that the cap for household visitors will also be increased from two distinct visitors per household per day to five distinct visitors per household per day.
Activities such as dining-in at eateries, however, will not be allowed to resume until 21 June.
“We will be significantly stepping up enforcement and will take firmer enforcement action for any breaches. Patrons are reminded to keep their masks on at all times, except when eating or drinking,” said MOH.
In terms of capacity limits for attractions, cruises, museums and public libraries, the operating capacity of attractions, including the two cruise pilots, that have received the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)’s prior approval will be increased from the current capacity of 25 per cent to 50 per cent.
Museums and public libraries will also be allowed to operate at an increased operating capacity of 50 per cent.
Event size limits will also be increased for cinemas, MICE, live performances, and spectator sports events, subject to pre-event testing (PET).
Live performances and spectator sports events may resume. Audience sizes for these events will be increased to 250 attendees with PET. PET will not be required for events with 50 or fewer attendees.
Unmasking and singing or the playing of wind instruments at live performances remain prohibited and may only resume from 21 June.
For congregational and other worship activities, such events may take place with up to 250 attendees with PET. PET will not be required for worship activities with 50 or fewer attendees.
Unmasking and singing or playing of wind instruments at live performances during worship services remain prohibited and may only resume from 21 June.
Marriage solemnisations in external venues, namely not in a place of residence or in the Registry of Marriages/Registry of Muslim Marriages building, may take place with up to 250 attendees, including the wedding couple but excluding solemnisers and vendors.
PET is required for all attendees include the wedding couple.
For solemnisations involving 50 or fewer attendees, PET is not required.
For marriage solemnisations held in the home, the hosting household will be able to invite up to 5 visitors, excluding members of the hosting household, the solemniser and vendors, or have up to 10 attendees in total as per the current cap, including all attendees but excluding the solemniser and vendors, whichever is higher.
Wedding receptions remain prohibited and may only resume from 21 June.
Personal care and appearance services which require masks to be removed such as facials and saunas will be allowed to resume.
MOH said that should the situation remains under control in the coming weeks, gyms and fitness studios may resume indoor mask-off sports activities by the same date, with safe distancing of at least two metres between persons and at least three metres between groups of up to five persons.
Sports classes, both indoors and outdoors, will be capped at 30 persons, including the instructor. Such classes should comprise groups of no more than 5 persons.
Class participants may unmask if they are engaging in strenuous activities, although they are strongly encouraged to remain masked where possible to reduce the risk of transmission.
In-person tuition and enrichment classes for those aged 18 and below will be allowed to resume with enhanced safe management measures.
Higher-risk arts and culture classes such as singing, and wind instruments will also be allowed to resume.
Work-from-home arrangements will continue to remain the default arrangement.
Employers must ensure that employees who are able to work-from-home do so continue to stagger start times of employees who need to return to the workplace and implement flexible working hours, said the Ministry.
There should continue to be no cross-deployment of workers to multiple worksites, MOH added.
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) had earlier announced that the tightened community measures under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) would be in place until 13 June.