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Transition Phase to COVID-19 Resilience


The safe distancing measures in this website come into effect from 8, 27 Sep, 13 Oct, 10, 22 Nov 2021 and 1 Feb 2022 onwards. These measures were announced on 6, 24 Sep, 9, 20 Oct, 8, 20 Nov 2021 and 21 Jan 2022.

Minor clarifications from other gov sources are added and dated where relevant, on an ongoing basis.

Sources: gov.sg(19 Aug), MOH, gov.sg(24 Sep), gov.sg(9 Oct), MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov), gov.sg(21 Jan)


Social gatherings

From 22 Nov:
Group sizes of up to 5 personsUp to 5 distinct visitors per household per dayGrandchildren being cared for by their grandparents at their place on a daily basis would not be counted towards the prevailing permissible visitor cap per household, or to the number of social gatherings per day.Grandparents may come over to your place to help with child-caring arrangements, however, they will contribute to the prevailing permissible visitor cap to a household per day.
Source: MOH(20 Nov)


Hawker centres & coffee shops

From 22 Nov:
Dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 5 persons if all vaccinated, even if not from the same household; provision for children 12 years and below applies^.Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below (i.e. born in 2009 or later) may be included within the group of 5 persons as long as all these children are from the same household.5 pax group dine-in will only be allowed to dine-in at hawker centres/ coffee shops with full vaccination checks at entry points starting from 23 Nov.Dining-in at hawker centres/ coffee shops without full VDS checks will remain at groups of up to 2 fully vaccinated persons, until end Nov 2021 when VDS checks are implemented.Unvaccinated individuals are not allowed to dine-in and may continue to only take-away food.Use the Dine-In Group Checker by checkfirst.gov.sg to calculate whether your group can dine-in togetherCoffee shops refer generally to F&B establishments with SFA coffee shop/ eating house/ canteen license
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Food & Beverage establishments

Includes restaurants and cafes. Excludes hawker centres and coffee shops.

From 22 Nov:
Dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 5 persons if all vaccinated, even if not from the same household; provision for children 12 years and below applies^.Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below (i.e. born in 2009 or later) may be included within the group of 5 persons as long as all these children are from the same household.You have to wait 2 weeks after your 2nd shot to be considered "fully vaccinated".Recorded music permitted; live music and entertainment still not allowed.Use the Dine-In Group Checker by checkfirst.gov.sg to calculate whether your group can dine-in togetherSector-specific guidelines »
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Workplace

From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Only fully vaccinated employees^, or have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days, can return to the workplace50% of will be allowed to return to the office.Work-related events are capped at 50 persons. The limit will be raised for events where all participants remain masked and seated, at a safe distance from each other. They must also meet the VDS requirements.Social gatherings at the workplace will remain disallowed.A tripartite advisory to guide employers and employees on managing unvaccinated staff who can’t physically return to the workplace can be found here.
From 15 Jan:
Pre-event testing (PET) concession for unvaccinated persons to go to work will be removed.Partially vaccinated workers (i.e. those who have taken at least one dose of vaccine but are not yet fully vaccinated) will be granted a grace period until 31 January 2022 to complete their vaccination regime. During the grace period, they will continue to be able to enter the workplace with a negative PET result.
Source: MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), gov.sg(14 Dec)


Taxis & Private hire cars

From 22 Nov:
Up to 5 passengers for taxis/PHCs, subject to the vehicle's capacity.Paid car-pooling services that are matched through licensed ride-hail platforms, such as GrabHitch and RydePool, can resume.Carpooling trips which do not involve payment, such as those between families, friends or colleagues, are allowed, subject to the 5-person limit.Masks continue to be mandatory
Source: MOH(20 Nov), LTA(21 Nov)


Worship & congregational services

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entryOther public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
From 27 Sep:
Up to 1,000 worshippers if all vaccinated*; up to 50 worshippers if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^Seniors aged 60 and above are strongly encouraged to avoid attending religious activities even if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19Non-congregational religious activities, such as religious classes and pastoral services, for children aged 12 and below will be suspended for two weeks until 10 Oct. They will still be allowed to attend worship services held in line with safety measures.Those above the age of 12 may continue to attend activities such as religious rites and classes as long as these are conducted in gatherings of 50 or fewer people, with each group comprising no more than 2 people.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: MCCY(25 Sep), MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Gyms & fitness studios

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry for all indoor sports facilities (including private facilities)Other public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
22 Nov onwards:
Up to 5 people (including coach) for group activities, across all settings – indoors and outdoors regardless of masked or unmasked activity.If any of the participants are not fully vaccinated, then indoor unmasked activity for that group is prohibited.Physical activity of a social nature (that does not involve any instructor / coach) should be kept to a limit of 5 participants.
Organised Classes / Programmes:
Indoor masked and outdoor masked or unmasked: multiple groups of 5, up to 50 participants (including instructor / coach) or up to the capacity limit of the venue, whichever is lower can take place.Indoor unmasked: multiple groups of 5, up to 30 participants (including instructor / coach) or up to the capacity limit of the venue, whichever is lower, can take place. All participants have to be fully vaccinated for the class/programme to take place. If any of the participants is not fully vaccinated (or does not have a valid PET result / is not a recovered COVID-19 individual), then indoor unmasked activity for that group is prohibited.You are allowed to swim outdoors as an individual or in a group of no more than 5 persons, including yourself.You are allowed to play sports in a group of no more than 5 persons (i.e.: 1 v 1). There shall be no cross-mixing or cross-playing between groups i.e. no modified versions of games where a ball is being played between two groups of 2 pax.See useful FAQs by SportSG.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov), SportSG(21 Nov)


Wedding receptions

From 10 Aug:
Up to 250 attendees if all vaccinated*; provision for children 12 years and below applies^Only one reception allowedGroup size of up to 5 attendeesSector-specific guidelines »
From 10 Nov:
Unmasking allowed for up to 10 persons engaged in public speaking at any time, so long as speaker maintains a safe distance of at least 2m from audience whilst speaking unmasked.Zones of up to 100 attendeesAt least 2m separation between each zoneAt least 2m safe distancing between performers and audience.Static performers may be in groups of 2 persons, with no need to maintain safe distance within the group. Safe distances of 1m with groups of other performers need to be maintained. Please refer to NAC's website for more details.
From 22 Nov:
Wedding couples or individuals from the Wedding Party who (i) undergo an Antigen-Rapid Test (ART) minimally supervised by the venue operator; or (ii) have a valid Pre-Event Test (PET) will be able to enjoy the following provisions:
Wedding couple will be allowed to unmask throughout the wedding reception or solemnisation while maintaining a safe distance of 2m from other attendees except for the Wedding Party;Wedding couple will be allowed to dance at wedding receptions, while maintaining a safe distance of 2m from other attendees except for the Wedding Party;Up to 10 Individuals from the Wedding Party will be allowed to sing and unmask at wedding receptions or solemnisations at external venues, while maintaining a safe distance of 2m from the other attendees when these Individuals are unmasked.More details will be announced by MSF.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(10 Aug), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Marriage solemnizations

From 19 August:
Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^Group size of up to 5 attendeesSector-specific guidelines »
From 10 Nov:
Unmasking allowed for up to 10 persons engaged in public speaking at any time, so long as speaker maintains a safe distance of at least 2m from audience whilst speaking unmasked.Zones of up to 100 attendeesAt least 2m separation between each zoneAt least 2m safe distancing between performers and audience.Static performers may be in groups of 2 persons, with no need to maintain safe distance within the group. Safe distances of 1m with groups of other performers need to be maintained. Please refer to NAC's website for more details.
From 22 Nov:
Wedding couples or individuals from the Wedding Party who (i) undergo an Antigen-Rapid Test (ART) minimally supervised by the venue operator; or (ii) have a valid Pre-Event Test (PET) will be able to enjoy the following provisions:
Wedding couple will be allowed to unmask throughout the wedding reception or solemnisation while maintaining a safe distance of 2m from other attendees except for the Wedding Party;Wedding couple will be allowed to dance at wedding receptions, while maintaining a safe distance of 2m from other attendees except for the Wedding Party;Up to 10 Individuals from the Wedding Party will be allowed to sing and unmask at wedding receptions or solemnisations at external venues, while maintaining a safe distance of 2m from the other attendees when these Individuals are unmasked.More details will be announced by MSF.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(10 Aug), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Funerals

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry for funerary memorial eventsFunerals, funeral wakes or funeral processions held during or before the burial or cremation of the deceased will continue to be allowed 30 participants at any time, and will not be subjected to VDSOther public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
From 22 Nov:
Attendees at wakes and funerals including foot processions, shall be kept to 30 persons or fewer at any one time, depending on the safe capacity of the venue, whichever is lower. Pre-event testing is not required.Burials and cremations shall be attended by not more than 30 persons in total. NEA will issue 30 entry passes for each cremation or burial application at the government-managed facilities.Religious workers, funeral staff and persons involved in the conduct of live instrumental (non-wind) music should be kept to a minimum.All attendees at funeral wakes, foot processions, burials and cremations must wear a mask. The prevailing group size of no more than five pax applies. Please ensure that a safe distance of at least one metre is maintained between individuals and/or groups.Where seating at a table is provided, every chair for each table must be placed at least one metre away from any other chair for another table at all times. Tables and chairs must be arranged such that each table can accommodate not more than five individuals seated at the table or not more than five individuals in each group separated by a space of at least one metre.Attendees of funeral events should minimize their interaction with fellow attendees and leave the premises immediately after the event. No buffet set-up or reception with food and drinks is allowed. From 19 July 2021, provision of individually packed drinks (i.e. bottled/packet drink) or individually packed titbits (e.g. peanuts, melon seeds) is disallowed at funeral wakes.Individually packed food/drink (e.g. bento boxes) may be supplied to family members of the deceased who keep vigil for the duration of the funeral wake, and need to consume food at the premises. However, they should not interact with the other attendees when consuming their meals, and should consume their meals away from guests present at the funeral/wake event.
Source: gobusiness.gov.sg


In-person tuition & enrichment classes

From 22 Nov:
As a default, centres must ensure that students maintain safe distancing of at least 1m at all times, with strictly no physical interaction between students.If it is not possible to apply 1m safe distancing between students and some interaction is unavoidable, centres may instead organise students into groups of no more than 5 students, with strictly no physical interaction or intermingling between different groups.No single room within a centre should hold more than 50 persons, including tutors/instructors, even as the above measures are adopted.All classes involving indoor mask-off activities, singing classes, as well as classes involving the playing of instruments that require the intentional expulsion of air e.g. wind/brass instruments) may continue, subject to different class size and group size limits, depending on the activity, setting and vaccination status of students
Source: gov.sg(24 Sep), gov.sg(9 Oct), MOH(20 Oct)


Hotels

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry for hotels, serviced apartments, hostels (for leisure guests only)Other public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
27 Sep - 21 Nov:
Group of up to 2 persons per room for staycations (except where individuals are all from the same household, subject to the room’s maximum capacity)
Source: gov.sg(24 Sep), MOH(20 Oct)


Hairdressers & massage spas

Includes all personal care services, e.g. spa & wellness (massage, saunas), hair & make-up (hairdressers’ salons), nail services:

From 22 Nov:
Pending press release from relevant agency. To be updated.
From 10 Aug:
Services which require masks to be removed (e.g. facials, saunas, make-up services) allowed to resume if customer is vaccinated*.Sector-specific guidelines »
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(10 Aug), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Cinema

From 22 Nov:
Max of 5 persons with one-metre safe distancing between different groups of patrons.Up to 1,000 persons, for individuals with a cleared status* only; provision for children 12 years and below applies^. Individuals are not allowed entry otherwise.F&B may be served in groups of up to 5 persons for all patrons (including medically ineligible); provision for children 12 years and below applies^.Patrons are required to have masks on at all times except when they are consuming F&B. After eating/drinking, patrons should put masks back on.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(24 Sep), MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Live performances

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entryOther public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
From 19 August:
Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^Unmasking and singing/ playing of instruments that require expulsion of air for live performances may resume, subject to updated safe management measures
From 10 Nov:
Zones of up to 100 attendeesAt least 2m separation between each zoneAt least 2m safe distancing between performers and audience.Static performers may be in groups of 2 persons, with no need to maintain safe distance within the group. Safe distances of 1m with groups of other performers need to be maintained. Please refer to NAC's website for more details.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Sector-specific guidelines »
Source: gov.sg(10 Aug), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Spectator and participatory sports events

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entryOther public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
From 22 Nov:
Sport events:
Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; Spectators will be in zones of up to 100 persons; provision for children 12 years and below applies^Unvaccinated children 12 years old and below may be included and exempted from PET but must be limited to no more than 20% of total attendance. If there are any spectators/participants who are unvaccinated or untested (other than children 12 years old and below), the event will have to be capped at 50 persons.
Sports/physical exercises:
Up to 5 people (including coach) for group activities, across all settings – indoors and outdoors regardless of masked or unmasked activity.If any of the participants are not fully vaccinated, then indoor unmasked activity for that group is prohibited.Physical activity of a social nature (that does not involve any instructor / coach) should be kept to a limit of 5 participants.
Organised Classes / Programmes:
Indoor masked and outdoor masked or unmasked: multiple groups of 5, up to 50 participants (including instructor / coach) or up to the capacity limit of the venue, whichever is lower can take place.Indoor unmasked: multiple groups of 5, up to 30 participants (including instructor / coach) or up to the capacity limit of the venue, whichever is lower, can take place. All participants have to be fully vaccinated for the class/programme to take place. If any of the participants is not fully vaccinated (or does not have a valid PET result / is not a recovered COVID-19 individual), then indoor unmasked activity for that group is prohibited.You are allowed to swim outdoors as an individual or in a group of no more than 5 persons, including yourself.You are allowed to play sports in a group of no more than 5 persons (i.e.: 1 v 1). There shall be no cross-mixing or cross-playing between groups i.e. no modified versions of games where a ball is being played between two groups of 2 pax.See useful FAQs by SportSG.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov), SportSG(21 Nov)


MICE events

MICE = Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entryOther public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
From 19 August:
Up to 1,000 attendees if all vaccinated*; up to 50 attendees if unvaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^Unmasking for speakers may resume, subject to updated safe management measures
From 10 Nov:
Unmasking allowed for up to 10 persons engaged in public speaking at any time, so long as speaker maintains a safe distance of at least 2m from audience whilst speaking unmasked.Zones of up to 100 attendeesAt least 2m separation between each zoneAt least 2m safe distancing between performers and audience.Static performers may be in groups of 2 persons, with no need to maintain safe distance within the group. Safe distances of 1m with groups of other performers need to be maintained. Please refer to NAC's website for more details.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(10 Aug), gov.sg(8 Nov), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Hospital visits

24 Jan - 20 Feb:
In-person visits to all hospital wards and residential care homes (‘Homes’) will be suspended for a period of four weeks, from 24 Jan to 20 Feb 2022 (both dates inclusive). During this period, Hospitals and Homes have the discretion to allow visits for exceptional cases.
22 Nov 2021 - 24 Jan 2022:

Pre-visit testing requirements
Visitors who are allowed into hospital wards and homes will be required to show a valid negative ART result obtained within the last 24 hours of each visit. All tests are to be self-funded by the visitor.Fully vaccinated or medically ineligible visitors can opt for an ART administered or supervised by MOH-approved COVID-19 test providers (e.g. QETs), or perform an unsupervised self-administered ART for the purpose of fulfilling the pre-visit testing requirement. Fully vaccinated or medically ineligible visitors who opt to undergo unsupervised self-administered ART will be required to show evidence of a valid ART result, e.g. present a time-stamped photo of the dated ART result and photo ID for verification prior to entry into the hospital ward or Home.Under exceptional circumstances when non-fully vaccinated visitors are allowed, hospitals and homes will only accept ARTs administered or supervised by MOH-approved COVID-19 test providers (including tests performed at Quick Test Centres). Results from unsupervised self-administered ART will not be accepted for this group of visitors.
In-person visits at hospitals
Each patient will be allowed to register up to two visitors for each admission with only one visitor allowed at the bedside at any one time.Patients who are critically ill will be allowed five registered visitors for each admission, with two visitors allowed at the bedside each time.Each patient can receive up to two visits per day, with each visit lasting 30 minutes.
Visitors allowed based on vaccination status
If both patient and visitor is fully vaccinated, or medically ineligible, visit is allowed, subjected to restrictions on visitor numbers and visit duration. Visit duration may be extended under exceptional conditions*If patient is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and visitor is fully vaccinated, or medically ineligible, then no visit allowed, unless under exceptional conditions*If visitor is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, no visit allowed, unless under exceptional conditions* (and if no alternative fully vaccinated caregiver for conditions ii-iv).
*Exceptional conditions:
Patients who are in critical condition;Paediatric patients;Birthing/post-partum mothers; andPatients requiring additional care support from caregivers. Examples include assistance of inpatients who have mental incapacities or family members who are undergoing caregiver training to better care for their loved ones after hospital discharge.
All visitors approved to enter hospital wards must don face masks with good filtration capability at all times. These include surgical masks and reusable masks that are made of two layers of fabric. Visitors are reminded not to eat or drink in the hospital wards or use the patients’ toilets in the wards. They should also avoid sitting on patients’ beds.
Source: MOH(20 Oct), MOH(20 Nov)


Safe travel

Entry approvals for vaccinated work pass holders and their dependents have resumed since 10 AugSee Safe Travel portal for updates on travel bubbles, Vaccinated Travel Lanes and vaccination-differentiated border measures for travellers from higher risk countries/regionsOverseas-based Singapore Citizens (SC) / Permanent Residents (PR) can return to Singapore without the need for any Entry Approvals. Read entry guide here
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: safetravel.ica.gov.sg, gov.sg(9 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Attractions, cruises, museums & public libraries

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entryOther public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
From 13 Oct for attractions:
Operating capacity of 50%Individuals allowed with group sizes of up to 2 persons if all vaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^.Partially vaccinated, unvaccinated adults and unvaccinated children above 12 years are not allowed to enter attractions. 🙁See STB's list of all attractions in Singapore
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(9 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Barbeque pits & campsites

Barbeque pits and campsites in parks, HDB estates, condominiums, and country clubs

[No change] Closed till further notice
Source: gov.sg


Tour groups

From 19 August:
Up to 50 persons for conveyance tours (Duck Tours etc.)Remain at 20 persons for non-conveyance tours
Source: gov.sg


Home based businesses (HBBs)

From 22 Nov:
HBBs can operate subject to prevailing safe management measures, e.g. up to 5 visitors per household per day
Source: gov.sg(24 Sep), MOH(20 Oct), MOH(20 Nov)


Shopping malls and large standalone stores

Large standalone stores are defined as those that have more than 930sqm (or 10,000 sqft) of Gross Floor Area, e.g. IKEA, Decathlon.

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entryOther public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
From 20 Oct:
Occupancy limit of one person per 10 sqm of Gross Floor Area (GFA)Individuals allowed with group sizes of up to 2 persons if all vaccinated; provision for children 12 years and below applies^Partially vaccinated, unvaccinated adults and unvaccinated children above 12 years are not allowed to enter. 🙁Exception: Unvaccinated people can continue to access medical, childcare services in malls by showing documentation proof, e.g. letter, email, SMS, appointment card, letter of support. Tuition and enrichment classes are not included in this exception.Exception: Unvaccinated people who work in malls will continue to have access to their workplace in the mall.Large standalone supermarkets are exempted.See list of standalone supermarkets located outside malls here.
From 1 Dec:
Those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. More details here.^^^
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Source: gov.sg(9 Oct), MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov)


Residential care homes

24 Jan - 20 Feb:
In-person visits to all hospital wards and residential care homes (‘Homes’) will be suspended for a period of four weeks, from 24 Jan to 20 Feb 2022 (both dates inclusive). During this period, Hospitals and Homes have the discretion to allow visits for exceptional cases.
22 Nov 2021 - 24 Jan 2022:

In-person visits at residential care homes
Each fully vaccinated or medically ineligible resident will be allowed up to four designated fully vaccinated or medically ineligible visitors, with one designated visitor allowed per visit, and each visit capped at 30 minutes. Visitors should strictly adhere to prevailing safe management measures within the homes.Visits will be suspended if a home is managing an active COVID-19 cluster. We also seek the patience and understanding of visitors that some homes may require more time to put in place the necessary processes to facilitate visits and may start off with a smaller number of visitors to allow them to stabilise their operational processes before accommodating a larger number of visits. Visitors should continue to schedule visits with the home ahead of time. For visits to homes, next-of-kin of residents may approach the home for further details.The hospitals and homes will continue to support alternative methods of communication such as through telephone or video calls for all patients/residents. MOH will also review these measures regularly in line with the evolving COVID-19 situation, so as to reduce the risk of COVID-19 importation and transmission in our healthcare institutions and residential care facilities.
Source: MOH(20 Nov)


Library, Community Centres

From 1 Dec:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry to libraries under the National Library Board, and selected activities in community clubs/centres under the People’s Association.
From 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
Other VDS settings:
Other public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
Source: MOH(20 Nov)


Institutes of higher learning

From 1 Feb:
Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry for Institutes of Higher Learning (excluding students on campus that are under full-time pre-employment training (PET))Other public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
Source: gov.sg(21 Jan)


Details

* An individual is considered eligible to dine-in at F&B establishments, hawker centres, coffee shops or enter shopping malls/large standalone stores if they are:

a) fully vaccinated, i.e. 2 weeks after receiving the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty, Moderna or the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines (additional 2 weeks is for the vaccine to be fully effective).

Sinovac-CoronaVac will require a three-dose primary series regime, but all individuals who have taken two doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac should be regarded as fully vaccinated for 4 months after the second dose, or until 31 Dec 2021, whichever is later

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b) Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their single dose of the PSAR-authorised mRNA vaccines (i.e. Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty, Moderna) or WHO EUL vaccines.

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days, regardless of their vaccination status, may also be managed similarly to a fully vaccinated individual.

Recovered individuals are not considered to be the same category as fully vaccinated individuals.

c) Unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative result on a Pre-Event Test (PET) taken within the past 24 hours at an MOH-approved medical service provider before the expected end of the class/ programme/event are of similarly lower risk, and may also join in the group of fully vaccinated individuals.

From 1 December 2021, individuals who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme can take part in activities at VDS facilities without needing to take a PET.

Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated persons will no longer have this VDS concession from 1 Jan 2022.

PET must be taken at MOH-approved test providers, not self-administered. More about PET here...

NOTE:
Hard copies of overseas vaccination certificates will not be accepted at F&Bs.People vaccinated overseas will need to be tested at an approved provider clinic.
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^Under VDS (Vaccination Differentiated Safe distancing measures), children aged 12 years and below, recovered individuals, and unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test (PET) result can be included in the group of 5. But concession for voluntarily unvaccinated will end in 1 Jan 2022.
Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below (i.e. born in 2009 or later) may be included within the group of 5 persons as long as all these children are from the same household.If there is more than one child aged 12 years and below in the group of 5 persons, all children must be from the same household. An individual aged more than 12 years may sit together with a child from a different household.For large-scale events, the number of children is capped at 20% of the actual event size.Medically ineligible persons may also be included within such groups of 5 persons from 1 December 2021.Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022. Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.
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^^ Exception will be given to visitors of the following patient groups to extend their visit beyond 30min, on a conditional, case-by-case basis, as assessed by the hospital:
a. Patients who are in critical condition;b. Paediatric patients;c. Birthing/post-partum mothers; andd. Patients requiring additional care support from caregivers, e.g. assistance of inpatients who have mental incapacities and family members who are undergoing caregiver training.
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^^^ VDS Concession for Medically Ineligible Individuals

From 1 December 2021, those who are medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) will be exempted from the VDS. From 15 November 2021, such individuals can visit any General Practitioner (GP) clinic, or public or private healthcare institution to be certified as medically ineligible, subject to meeting the revised criteria. They will be issued with a standard paper memo, which should be presented along with a government-issued photo identification card.

MOH is also working with GovTech to reflect the medical ineligibility status in individuals’ TraceTogether App, so that they are able to pass through TraceTogether/ Safe Entry check-in systems at VDS venues without needing to show the paper memo.

While a concession is extended to those who are medically ineligible to be able to dine-in, enter malls and participate in activities where VDS is required, they remain unvaccinated and their risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and/or becoming severely ill remains real and very high. Individuals are highly encouraged to minimise such activities and to use this concession judiciously.

Conditions for Being Medically Ineligible for all COVID-19 Vaccines under NVP

Only the following individuals will be certified as medically ineligible for all COVID-19 vaccines under the NVP:

a. Persons aged 18 years (based on date of birth) and above who were unable to complete their vaccination regime due to allergies or a previous severe adverse reaction to all NVP vaccines, namely, Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty, Moderna and Sinovac-CoronaVac; or

b. Persons below 18 years of age, who were unable to complete the vaccination regime5 due to allergies or a severe adverse reaction to a previous dose of a PSAR-authorised mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and unable to take the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine; or

c. Persons with/ under the following condition(s)/ treatment:

• Transplant within past 3 months; and/or
• Aggressive immunotherapy; and/or
• Active cancer on treatment.

While persons listed in (c) can take the COVID-19 vaccine safely, their doctors may advise delaying their vaccination (as they will be severely immunocompromised during the course of their medical treatment) to a time when the vaccine will be more effective for them. Their medical ineligibility status will expire upon reaching the date indicated by the certifying doctor on when they may take the vaccine. They may be further reviewed by their doctors as necessary. Such individuals remain highly vulnerable to severe infection from COVID-19 given their medical condition and should follow the advice of their doctors in limiting their social activities and protecting themselves from potential infection, even if they are allowed to participate in events and activities in VDS settings.

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Source: MOH(9 Aug), MOH(22 Sep), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(14 Dec)


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🔔 UPDATES

Quick summary on the updates to some safe distancing measures commencing on 1 Feb 2022:

FROM 1 FEB:
Vaccination-differentiated safe management measures will be extended to more settings to better protect the vulnerable and at-risk groups.
Institutes of Higher Learning (excluding students on campus that are under full-time pre-employment training)Hotels, serviced apartments, hostels (for leisure guests only)All indoor sports facilities (including private facilities)Media conferencesFunerary memorial events. Funerals, funeral wakes or funeral processions held during or before the burial or cremation of the deceased will continue to be allowed 30 participants at any time, and will not be subjected to VDS.Other public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
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From 1 Jan 2022:
Only fully vaccinated employees^, or have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days, can return to the workplace50% of will be allowed to return to the office.Work-related events are capped at 50 persons. The limit will be raised for events where all participants remain masked and seated, at a safe distance from each other. They must also meet the VDS requirements.Social gatherings at the workplace will remain disallowed.A tripartite advisory to guide employers and employees on managing unvaccinated staff who can’t physically return to the workplace can be found here.
From 15 Jan:
Pre-event testing (PET) concession for unvaccinated persons to go to work will be removed.Partially vaccinated workers (i.e. those who have taken at least one dose of vaccine but are not yet fully vaccinated) will be granted a grace period until 31 January 2022 to complete their vaccination regime. During the grace period, they will continue to be able to enter the workplace with a negative PET result.
🎟 Reduction of exemption of recovered persons from 270 to 180 days:
From 1 January 2022, all recovered persons from COVID-19 who are not fully vaccinated will only be given a 180-day exemption after infection to enter settings where vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) are implemented.
Reduced from the current exemption period of 270 days, and calculated starting from the day of the first positive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, obtained in SingaporeThis applies to individuals who had recovered from COVID-19 infection prior to 1 Jan 2022. Such individuals who exceed the 180-day period as of 1 January 2022 will be granted an additional one-month grace period till 31 January 2022 to complete their primary series vaccination regime.During the grace period, they can produce their discharge memo for entry into VDS settingsRecovered persons who are not fully vaccinated should seek to complete their primary series vaccination regime promptly
💉 Removal of VDS concession for medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated from 1 Jan 2022:
Medically eligible but voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer get a PET and show a negative test result to enter a VDS setting from 1 Jan 2022.Only fully vaccinated, recovered, or medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 years and below (subject to venue/event-specific caps) will be allowed to enter settings where VDS is implemented.


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Hospital visits

From 19 Aug:

From 19 Aug onwards:

👥 For everyone:
30min visitation for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status.Each patient can register up to 2 visitors for each admission. Each patient can receive up to 2 visits per day and only 1 visitor is allowed at the bedside. Patients who are very ill will be allowed 5 registered visitors for each admission, with 2 visitors allowed at the bedside each time. See exceptions^^Visitors who are unwell/ symptomatic should not visit patients in hospital wards, regardless of their vaccination status.
💉💉 For fully vaccinated:
Fully vaccinated visitors as well as persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and have a valid Pre-Event Test (PET) exemption notice will be able to enter the hospital wards without the need for a pre-visit COVID-19 test.
💉 For partially vaccinated:
Between now and 30 Sept 2021, partially vaccinated persons will be temporarily exempted from the testing requirement.
👶🏻 For unvaccinated:
Unvaccinated visitors will not be allowed to enter hospital wards unless they can show a valid Pre-Event Test (PET) exemption notice obtained within the last 24 hours of the visit. See exceptions^^^
From 1 Oct onwards:

💉 For partially vaccinated:
Partially vaccinated persons must show a negative pre-visit COVID-19 test result before being allowed to visit the hospital wards.
Source:MOH(4 Aug), MOH(16 Aug)

^^^ Under exceptional and time-sensitive situations, such as visiting patients with sudden life-threatening conditions, unexpected child birth/delivery, individuals or elderly with severe physical limitations which restrict their access to pre-visit testing providers, hospitals may exercise discretion to assist unvaccinated visitors with ART testing on a case-by-case basis.

* An individual is considered eligible to dine-in at F&B establishments if they are:

a) fully vaccinated, i.e. 2 weeks after receiving the full regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnatry, Moderna or the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines (additional two weeks is for the vaccine to be fully effective). People vaccinated overseas will need to be tested at an approved provider clinic.

b) recovered from COVID-19 (within last 270 days) and have a valid Pre-Event Test (PET) exemption notice. Recovered individuals are not considered to be the same category as fully vaccinated individuals.

c) has obtained a negative result on a pre-event test (PET) taken in the past 24h before the expected end of the event.

NOTE: Hard copies of overseas vaccination certificates will not be accepted at F&Bs.

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^The provision for children 12 years and below (i.e. born in and after 2009) will only be applicable to higher-risk mask off activities and large-scale events.
If there is more than one child in the group, all children must be from the same household. Other vaccinated individuals* can be from different households as the child(ren).For large-scale events, the number of children is capped at 20% of the total event size.
Source:
gov.sg
MOH

Use the following documents for same household address checks: NRIC, SingPass, myICA, SGWorkPass, FWMOMCare. Passport verification are for tourists only (or for family unit). Passport verification is NOT allowed for foreigners working in Singapore. See source.

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