SINGAPORE — Dining in at food and beverage establishments can resume from 21 June, the multi-ministry taskforce (MTF) on COVID-19 said on Thursday (10 June).
The measure was unveiled by the MTF at a virtual media conference as it announced that Singapore will gradually move back to Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) in two steps, with one set of measures taking effect from 14 June and another from 21 June.
F&B establishments are reminded to strictly observe at least one metre safe distancing between groups of diners of no more than five persons per group so as to mitigate the risk of transmission between unmasked persons, the Ministry of Health said separately in a statement.
“We will be significantly stepping up enforcement and will take firmer enforcement action for any breaches. Patrons are reminded to keep their masks on at all times, except when eating or drinking,” MOH said.
Singapore is currently in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) reopening, which started on 16 May and will end on 13 June.
The MTF also announced the following measures taking effect from 21 June:
Wedding receptions will be allowed to resume with up to 100 attendees including the wedding couple but excluding vendors, with pre-event testing (PET) required for all attendees. For wedding receptions up to 50 attendees, PET is required only for all members of the wedding party of up to 20 attendees including the wedding couple.
The unmasking and singing/playing of wind instruments for live performances will be allowed, subject to relevant safe management measures which will be released by NAC. Singing and playing of wind instruments may also resume for live performances at congregational and worship services.
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