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Transition Phase to COVID-19 Resilience


The safe distancing measures in this website come into effect from 15, 24 Mar, 19, 26 Apr 2022 onwards. These measures were announced on 11, 29 Mar, 4, 22 Apr 2022.Minor clarifications from other gov sources are added and dated where relevant, on an ongoing basis.Sources: gov.sg(22 Apr), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Masks

From 29 Nov:
- Mask-wearing optional in outdoor settings, but required for indoor settings.
- Indoor places refer to all buildings/places with clearly defined entrances/exits - 1) Within office buildings, shopping malls, lifts, 2) Within public transport such as buses and trains, 3) Within hawker centres, coffeeshops, wet markets, 4) Within HDB retail shops and other shophouses, 5) Within classrooms and libraries
- Places which are sheltered but with open access generally will be regarded as outdoor areas - 1) HDB void decks, HDB retail shop walkways, fivefoot ways, 2) Bus stops and naturally ventilated bus interchanges, 3) Open unenclosed spaces such as parks, fields, nature trails. 4) Open-air sheltered walkways and bridges.
Source: MOH(24 Mar)


Social gatherings

From 26 Apr:
- No limit to group sizes 🎉
- No limit on the number of visitors per household.
From 29 Mar:
- Group sizes of up to 10 persons
- Households can have 10 visitors at any one time.
- Safe distancing continues to be encouraged but will not be required between individuals or groups for mask-on settings.
- A safe distance of 1 metre will continue to be required for mask-off settings. between individuals or between groups up to the prevailing group size limit.
Source: MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Hawker centres & coffee shops

From 26 Apr:
- Vaccination-differentiated safe management measures still in effect for hawker centres and coffee shops
- F&Bs (including hawker centres and coffee shops) will no longer need to conduct VDS checks for their customers.
- The onus will be on the individuals dining in to abide by the rules.
- Random spot-checks will continue to be conducted to ensure that only fully vaccinated persons are dining in at F&Bs.
From 29 Mar:
- Dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 10 persons if all vaccinated, even if not from the same household.
- To ease the operational burden for F&B operators, all F&B establishments to seat smaller groups of up to 5 fully vaccinated persons, without the need for full VDS checks at their entrance.
- Sale and consumption of alcohol after 10.30pm will be lifted.
- Live performances will be allowed to resume at all venues. Outdoor live performances and busking will also be allowed to resume. Groups that are involved in the performances will have to comply with the prevailing SMM 1-5, i.e. keep to the group size of 10 unmasked persons.
- Screening of live broadcast programmes and recorded entertainment in F&Bs allowed.
- Unvaccinated individuals are not allowed to dine-in and may continue to only take-away food.
- Coffee shops refer generally to F&B establishments with SFA coffee shop/ eating house/ canteen license
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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Food & Beverage establishments

Includes restaurants and cafes. Excludes hawker centres and coffee shops.From 26 Apr:
- Vaccination-differentiated safe management measures still in effect for hawker centres and coffee shops
- F&Bs (including hawker centres and coffee shops) will no longer need to conduct VDS checks for their customers.
- The onus will be on the individuals dining in to abide by the rules.
- Random spot-checks will continue to be conducted to ensure that only fully vaccinated persons are dining in at F&Bs.
From 29 Mar:
- Dine-in allowed with group sizes of up to 10 persons if all vaccinated, even if not from the same household.
- To ease the operational burden for F&B operators, all F&B establishments to seat smaller groups of up to 5 fully vaccinated persons, without the need for full VDS checks at their entrance.
- Sale and consumption of alcohol after 10.30pm will be lifted.
- You have to wait 2 weeks after your 2nd shot to be considered "fully vaccinated".
- Live performances will be allowed to resume at all venues. Outdoor live performances and busking will also be allowed to resume. Groups that are involved in the performances will have to comply with the prevailing SMM 1-5, i.e. keep to the group size of 10 unmasked persons.
- Screening of live broadcast programmes and recorded entertainment in F&Bs allowed.
- Use the Dine-In Group Checker by checkfirst.gov.sg to calculate whether your group can dine-in together
- Sector-specific guidelines »
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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Workplace

From 26 Apr:
- Workforce Vaccination Measures (WVM) by MOM are lifted.
- Employers should have the flexibility to continue implementing vaccination-related instructions for employees for workplace health and safety and business continuity reasons, and in accordance with employment law. MOM will provide further details.
From 29 Mar:
- Up to 75% of employees who can work from home, will continue to be allowed to return to the office.
- Workplace SMMs will now be aligned with those for the community SMMs.
- Rules for social gatherings in workplaces aligned to other settings, so long as the general group size and masking rules are adhered to.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Taxis & Private hire cars

From 22 Nov:
- Taxis and private hire cars may carry up to 5 passengers from different households (excluding the driver), subject to the vehicle's licensed capacity.
- Social car-pooling without fee amongst friends and colleagues may be allowed, provided that the prevailing permissible social gathering group size of 5 people is adhered to. The 5-passenger restriction includes the car-pooling driver, subject to the vehicle's licensed capacity.
- Commercial car-pooling services made through licensed car-pooling operators (e.g. GrabHitch, RydePool) will be allowed. Car-pooling matched through other medium, such as Telegram’s SGHitch, continues to be disallowed as such car-pooling trips do not have proper records for contact tracing when required.
Source: LTA(22 Nov)(https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltagov/en/industryinnovations/industrymatters/LTA%27s%20Measures%20for%20COVID-19.html)


Worship & congregational services

From 26 Apr:
- No more group size limit.
- 100% of employees who can work from home may now return to the workplace
- Safe distancing will no longer be required between individuals.
- The capacity limit of 75% for congregational worship services and other mask-on religious activities involving more than 1,000 persons will be removed.
- Vaccination-Differentiated SMMs (VDS) will be removed from congregational worship services and other mask-on religious activities except for activities involving more than 500 persons at any one time.
- Singing in religious classes with masks on will be allowed.
- There will be no restrictions on the number of performers and crew, or the number of performers allowed to unmask for live performances (including for singing or playing instruments that require intentional expulsion of air).
- Food and Beverages served during activities in places of worship need not be served in individual portions, and it is encouraged for individuals to be stationary while consuming their meals. Safe distance will not be required between individuals. Self-serve buffet formats are not allowed. VDS will apply where the activity exceeds 500 persons.
From 29 Mar:
Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 15 Mar:
- Event sizes will be set based on the capacity of the venue. Specific event size limits for events such as religious services, business events, media conferences, funerary memorial events, solemnisations, wedding receptions, and mask-on classes, will be lifted. Zoning requirements will also be removed.
- However, for large events and settings of more than 1 000 pax, capacity limits of 50% will be imposed as a precaution.
From 1 Feb:
- Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry
- Other public settings where VDS is enforced, 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MCCY(25 Feb), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Gyms & fitness studios

From 26 Apr:
- No group or class size limit
- No capacity limits
- No safe distancing of 1m required
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people. No VDS required for indoor facilities or events less than 500 people.
From 15 Mar:
- Group sizes of up to 5 persons.
- From 15 March 2022, all team sports will be allowed to proceed with up to 30 fully vaccinated persons (including players, coaches, umpires etc), at selected supervised/operated sports facilities (i.e.. ActiveSG/PA facilities and SportSG approved private facilities).
- The prevailing SMMs will apply before and after the sport activity, and during rest breaks. No additional testing requirement will be imposed as long as all participants are fully vaccinated, but participants are strongly encouraged to self-test before arriving for the sports activity, and to stay home if they test positive or develop symptoms.
- Participants will be required to complete a health declaration form prior to the sports activity.
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
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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MOH(20 Oct), gov.sg(8 Nov), MOH(20 Nov), SportSG(21 Nov), MOH(24 Mar), SportSG(23 Apr)


Wedding receptions

From 26 Apr:
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
From 29 Mar:
- The capacity limit of 75% for large events and settings of more than 1,000 pax. This means that:
- i. For smaller settings/events with ≤1,000 pax, they can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit.
- ii. For larger settings/events with >1,000 pax and that are mask-on, they will be subject to operating within 75% of the capacity limit of the venue.
- For mask-off events, individuals or groups of individuals up to the prevailing group size will be required to comply with the 1m safe distancing requirement.
- Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 15 Mar:
- Event sizes will be set based on the capacity of the venue. Specific event size limits for events such as religious services, business events, media conferences, funerary memorial events, solemnisations, wedding receptions, and mask-on classes, will be lifted. Zoning requirements will also be removed.
- However, for large events and settings of more than 1 000 pax, capacity limits of 50% will be imposed as a precaution.
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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MCCY(25 Feb), MOH(11 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr), MCCY(25 Apr)


Marriage solemnizations

From 26 Apr:
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
- Home solemnisations: No limit on the number of non-resident visitors to the home.
From 29 Mar:
- The capacity limit of 75% for large events and settings of more than 1,000 pax. This means that:
- i. For smaller settings/events with ≤1,000 pax, they can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit.
- ii. For larger settings/events with >1,000 pax and that are mask-on, they will be subject to operating within 75% of the capacity limit of the venue.
- For mask-off events, individuals or groups of individuals up to the prevailing group size will be required to comply with the 1m safe distancing requirement.
- Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 15 Mar:
- Event sizes will be set based on the capacity of the venue. Specific event size limits for events such as religious services, business events, media conferences, funerary memorial events, solemnisations, wedding receptions, and mask-on classes, will be lifted. Zoning requirements will also be removed.
- However, for large events and settings of more than 1 000 pax, capacity limits of 50% will be imposed as a precaution.
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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MCCY(25 Feb), MOH(11 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Funerals

From 26 Apr:
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
- Home funerals: No limit on the number of non-resident visitors to the home
From 15 Mar:
- The maximum number of attendees present at the same time at funeral wakes and funerals including foot procession will be based on the capacity of the venue, with the exception of funerals held at home of which the current arrangement of up to 30 attendees remains. Pre-event testing is not required.
- Cremations held at Mandai Crematorium shall be attended by not more than 50 persons in total. NEA will issue 50 entry passes for each cremation application at Mandai Crematorium.
- 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. Safe distancing is encouraged but not required.
- Attendees of funeral events should minimise 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. 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 with 1m safe distancing from guests present at the funeral/wake event, and in groups of up to 5 individuals.
- More SMMs here at gobusiness.gov.sg
Source: MCCY(25 Feb), MOH(11 Mar), gobusiness.gov.sg(15 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


In-person tuition & enrichment classes

From 26 Apr:
- No group or class size limit.
From 29 Mar:
- Selected groups of teachers and students in schools, preschools and Early Intervention Centres the flexibility to remove their masks during language and literacy lessons to better support children’s learning and development needs. These groups include children with hearing loss, speech articulation issues, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. MOE and ECDA will share details.
From 15 Mar:
- Up to 50 persons per class, in groups of up to 5 persons.
- In-person classes serving students aged 12 years and below allowed to resume, but online classes encouraged.
Source: MOH(15 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Hotels

From 26 Apr:
- No group size limits
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
From 29 Mar:
- Up to 10 persons per room (subject to room’s maximum capacity).
- Larger-scale social gatherings and events such as gala dinners, corporate dinner-and-dance events (D&Ds), birthday celebrations and anniversaries to resume.
- Organisers of these events should still comply the prevailing SMM 1-5. That means there should be no more than 10 persons per table, and safe distancing of 1m maintained between tables.
- Participants should also continue to exercise prudence and restraint, and limit their interactions to the same group they are seated with.
- Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 15 Mar:
- Up to 5 persons per room (subject to room’s maximum capacity).
- 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
- More sector details here
Source: MOH(15 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Hairdressers & massage spas

Includes all personal care services, e.g. spa & wellness (massage, saunas), hair & make-up (hairdressers’ salons), nail services:From 26 Apr:
- Masks may be removed for facials and saunas.
From 15 Mar:
- 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 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MOH(15 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Cinema

From 26 Apr:
- No safe distancing required between individuals or groups.
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
From 29 Mar:
- The capacity limit of 75% for large events and settings of more than 1,000 pax. This means that:
- i. For smaller settings/events with ≤1,000 pax, they can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit.
- ii. For larger settings/events with >1,000 pax and that are mask-on, they will be subject to operating within 75% of the capacity limit of the venue.
- For mask-off events, individuals or groups of individuals up to the prevailing group size will be required to comply with the 1m safe distancing requirement.
- Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 15 Mar:
- Event sizes will be set based on the capacity of the venue. Specific event size limits for events such as religious services, business events, media conferences, funerary memorial events, solemnisations, wedding receptions, and mask-on classes, will be lifted. Zoning requirements will also be removed.
- However, for large events and settings of more than 1 000 pax, capacity limits of 50% will be imposed as a precaution.
- More sector 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MOH(11 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Live performances

From 26 Apr:
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
From 29 Mar:
- Live performances will be allowed to resume at all venues. Outdoor live performances and busking will also be allowed to resume. Groups that are involved in the performances will have to comply with the prevailing SMM 1-5, i.e. keep to the group size of 10 unmasked persons.
- Screening of live broadcast programmes and recorded entertainment in F&Bs allowed.
- The capacity limit of 75% for large events and settings of more than 1,000 pax. This means that:
- i. For smaller settings/events with ≤1,000 pax, they can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit.
- ii. For larger settings/events with >1,000 pax and that are mask-on, they will be subject to operating within 75% of the capacity limit of the venue.
- For mask-off events, individuals or groups of individuals up to the prevailing group size will be required to comply with the 1m safe distancing requirement.
- Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 1 Feb:
- Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry
- Other public settings where VDS is enforced, 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
- Sector-specific guidelines »Source: NAC(11 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Spectator and participatory sports events

From 26 Apr:
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
From 29 Mar:
- The capacity limit of 75% for large events and settings of more than 1,000 pax. This means that:
- i. For smaller settings/events with ≤1,000 pax, they can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit.
- ii. For larger settings/events with >1,000 pax and that are mask-on, they will be subject to operating within 75% of the capacity limit of the venue.
- For mask-off events, individuals or groups of individuals up to the prevailing group size will be required to comply with the 1m safe distancing requirement.
- Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 15 Mar:
- Event sizes will be set based on the capacity of the venue. Specific event size limits for events such as religious services, business events, media conferences, funerary memorial events, solemnisations, wedding receptions, and mask-on classes, will be lifted. Zoning requirements will also be removed.
- All team sports will be allowed to proceed with up to 30 fully vaccinated persons (including players, coaches, umpires etc), at selected supervised/operated sports facilities (i.e.. ActiveSG/PA facilities and SportSG approved private facilities).
- The prevailing SMMs will apply before and after the sport activity, and during rest breaks. No additional testing requirement will be imposed as long as all participants are fully vaccinated, but participants are strongly encouraged to self-test before arriving for the sports activity, and to stay home if they test positive or develop symptoms.
- Participants will be required to complete a health declaration form prior to the sports activity.
From 1 Feb:
- Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry
- Other public settings where VDS is enforced, 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: SportSG(13 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


MICE events

MICE = Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitionsFrom 26 Apr:
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
From 29 Mar:
- The capacity limit of 75% for large events and settings of more than 1,000 pax. This means that:
- i. For smaller settings/events with ≤1,000 pax, they can proceed without being subject to any capacity limit.
- ii. For larger settings/events with >1,000 pax and that are mask-on, they will be subject to operating within 75% of the capacity limit of the venue.
- For mask-off events, individuals or groups of individuals up to the prevailing group size will be required to comply with the 1m safe distancing requirement.
- Larger-scale social gatherings and events such as gala dinners, corporate dinner-and-dance events (D&Ds), birthday celebrations and anniversaries to resume.
- Organisers of these events should still comply the prevailing SMM 1-5. That means there should be no more than 10 persons per table, and safe distancing of 1m maintained between tables.
- Participants should also continue to exercise prudence and restraint, and limit their interactions to the same group they are seated with.
- Subject to masks being worn throughout the vocalisation activity, the following activities which involve vocalisation by large groups:
- a. Congregational singing and chanting;
- b. Cheering by audiences, spectators, participants at events; and
- c. Singing in general settings, including in schools.
From 15 Mar:
- Event sizes will be set based on the capacity of the venue. Specific event size limits for events such as religious services, business events, media conferences, funerary memorial events, solemnisations, wedding receptions, and mask-on classes, will be lifted. Zoning requirements will also be removed.
- However, for large events and settings of more than 1 000 pax, capacity limits of 50% will be imposed as a precaution.
- More sector details here
From 1 Feb:
- Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry
- Other public settings where VDS is enforced, 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MOH(11 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Hospital visits

From 26 Apr:
- VDS lifted - in-person visits to hospitals and residential care homes will be allowed for all individuals regardless of vaccination status
From 4 Apr:
- In-person visits to all hospital wards and residential care homes will resume.
- Includes public acute hospitals, community hospitals and private hospitals.
- For general wards: 2 designated visitors per patient are allowed in the ward at any one time
- For ICU: 2 of 5 designated visitors per patient are allowed in the ward at any one time
- Only fully vaccinated persons are allowed to visit.
- Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated are not allowed to visit, unless under exceptional conditions*.
*Exceptional conditions:
- Patients who are in critical condition;
- Paediatric patients;
- Birthing/post-partum mothers; and
- Patients 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.
- Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated persons who are granted access by the hospital have to show a negative ART/PCR result on HealthHub obtained within 24h prior to each visit.
Source: MOH(31 Mar)


Safe travel

- Entry approvals for vaccinated work pass holders and their dependents have resumed since 10 Aug
- See Safe Travel portal for updates on travel bubbles, Vaccinated Travel Lanes and vaccination-differentiated border measures for travellers from higher risk countries/regions
- Overseas-based Singapore Citizens (SC) / Permanent Residents (PR) can return to Singapore without the need for any Entry Approvals. Read entry guide 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: safetravel.ica.gov.sg


Attractions, cruises, museums & public libraries

From 26 Apr:
- No group size limits
- VDS lifted except for for events more than 500 people
- No capacity limits for large events
From 15 Mar:
- Event sizes will be set based on the capacity of the venue. Specific event size limits for events such as religious services, business events, media conferences, funerary memorial events, solemnisations, wedding receptions, and mask-on classes, will be lifted. Zoning requirements will also be removed.
- However, for large events and settings of more than 1000 pax, capacity limits of 50% will be imposed as a precaution.
- More sector 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MOH(11 Mar), MOH(24 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Barbeque pits & campsites

Barbeque pits and campsites in parks, HDB estates, condominiums, and country clubsFrom 15 Mar:Camping sites and barbeque pits managed by NParks
- Application for camping permits and booking of barbecue pits in the gardens and parks managed by NParks can be made via the AXS system (axs.com.sg) with effect from 15 March 2022,10AM.
- For camping, tents must be at least 5 m apart from each other to allow for safe distancing. The number of campers should also be kept at 5 persons per camping permit, which is the permitted group size.
- Barbecue pit bookings, the permitted group size is 5 persons per pit. The barbecue pit permit is valid from 12PM to 10.30PM of the particular date.
Camping sites and barbecue pits managed by SLA:
- The camping sites managed by SLA are located on Lazarus Island and Pulau Hantu Besar. The holiday lodge, ‘Eagle Lodge’, is located on St John’s Island.
- Application for the camping sites and Eagle Lodge can be made from 15 March 2022, 10AM, for stays from 29 March 2022 onwards.
- The barbecue pits are located on Kusu Island, St John’s Island and Pulau Hantu Besar. All the barbecue pits are free for public use on a first come, first served basis.
Barbecue pits in HDB housing estates and private condominiums
- Residents who wish to book barbecue pits in their housing estates and private condominiums can approach their respective town councils and condominium management for more information.
Source: NParks-SLA-BCA-HDB(11 Mar)


Tour groups

From 15 Mar:
- For walking, cycling and kayaking tours, the maximum number of participants must be capped at 20 (excluding tourist guide).
- For conveyance-assisted tours, capacity on board every conveyance must be capped at 50 participants or at the operating capacity of the conveyance, whichever is lower.
- Ensuring that the maximum number of individuals in a group within each tour is capped at the prevailing permissible group size.
Source: gobusiness.gov.sg


Home based businesses (HBBs)

From 26 Apr:
- No group size limits or limits to household visitors
Source: MOH(22 Apr)


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 26 Apr:
- VDS lifted for malls. Anyone can enter.
- VDS still in effect for F&Bs within malls
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
From 15 Mar:
- Subject to 50% cap, or maximum of 1 person per 10 sqm. Entry allowed only if vaccinated.
- Other public settings where VDS is enforced, more details here
- 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.
- Large standalone supermarkets are exempted.
- See list of standalone supermarkets located outside malls 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.
From 1 Dec 2021:
- 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.^^^
Source: MOH(15 Mar), MOH(22 Apr)


Residential care homes

From 26 Apr:
- VDS lifted - in-person visits to hospitals and residential care homes will be allowed for all individuals regardless of vaccination status
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.
Source: MOH(16 Feb), MOH(22 Apr)


Library, Community Centres

From 26 Apr:
- No group size limits
- No VDS to enter libraries and community centres. Anyone can enter.
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
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), MOH(22 Apr)


Institutes of higher learning

From 26 Apr:
- No group size limits
- No VDS to enter IHLs
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people
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), MOH(22 Apr)


Nightlife

Includes bars, pubs, karaoke establishments, discotheques and nightclubsFrom 14 Jun:
- No capacity limits
- Patrons will not need to obtain a negative ART result to enter the venue.
- VDS still applies. Only fully vaccinated people can enter.
From 26 Apr:
- No group size limits
- Masks are mandatory indoors, but optional outdoors
- No capacity limits for large events
- VDS applies for events more than 500 people, and all nightlife spots where dancing is allowed
From 19 Apr:
- Only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed entry
- Group sizes of up to 10 fully vaccinated people
- Masks are mandatory indoors, but optional outdoors
- Discos, nightclubs, or any place that offers dancing: Patrons must have a negative supervised ART result
- At least 1m between people or groups when masks are off
- Capacity limit of 75% for all nightlife establishments
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: MTI-MHA(4 Apr), MOH(22 Apr)


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 laterFind a vaccination clinic here.

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 may be included within the group of 5 persons.
- Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below (i.e. born in 2010 or later) need not be from the same household to be included within a group entering premises or participating in activities with VDS.
- 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; and
- d. 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 IndividualsFrom 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 NVPOnly 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; orb. 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; orc. 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.———

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


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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.---^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
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- 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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