We’re now in Phase Two of Singapore’s reopening. So what can you can or cannot do during this period? Read on to find out. (And yes, you still need to wear a mask out.)
Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that paid car-pool services made through booking platforms can also resume. Information needed for contact tracing will be recorded at the point of booking.
But car-pool services, arranged through informal platforms like chat groups, are not allowed, as there are no means to record trip and passenger details.
“Public health must be protected. Small steps at each phase of re-opening, and we will keep going safely,” he added.
Domestic workers can meet their friends outside their place of residence, but should avoid crowded places such as City Plaza, Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza.
They should also seek their employer’s consent to do so on a weekday when public places are less crowded.
Yes, part-time cleaners can provide their services at homes.
Yes. Small-group social gatherings of up to five people can resume. But the Health Ministry has advised to keep one’s daily number of contacts small, and preferably limited to a regular group.
Home-based cleaning services and tuition are allowed.
Masks must continue to be worn whenever outside – there is no change to this rule.
Photographic activities, including portrait photography for weddings, passports and for commercial purposes, can resume.
Visits to Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and all government-managed columbaria in Choa Chu Kang, Mandai and Yishun are allowed.
Visitors should wear masks and keep to a safe distance of at least 1m at all times.
Families are advised to keep to, at most, five people in a group, and avoid taking elderly folk or young children, said the National Environment Agency.
Driving schools can resume business. Bukit Batok, ComfortDelGro and Singapore Safety Driving Centres said on their websites they will re-open from June 22.
Guidelines by Sport Singapore said gym users should keep communication to a minimum and not socialise. Equipment should be placed 2m apart, from edge to edge.
Coaching can continue but the trainer should be masked. Classes of up to five people can proceed.
Among other measures, all EnergyOne gyms at the six Safra clubs will apply a self-disinfecting coating on their equipment and surfaces before reopening.
Guidelines from Enterprise Singapore say apparel, shoes, jewellery, accessories and optical wear shops should discourage the testing and trying of products.
Products tried on by customers should be sanitised where possible, such as by steaming, cleaning, leaving overnight to air, or other reasonable methods.
Shops should limit the number of items per fitting.
As for beauty products, all testers and samples that require physical contact must be removed, like skincare or make-up products.
Guidelines from Enterprise Singapore say serving utensils should be provided for customers sharing food. Other guidelines include cleaning tables and chairs with disinfecting agents after a diner vacates the table, where possible.
Hand sanitiser should also be placed close to high-touch surfaces for employees and customers to use, where possible.
Retail businesses can reopen their physical outlets. People should continue to maintain a safe distance of at least 1 metre at all times.
Food and beverage (F&B) dine-in will be allowed, although there must not be more than five diners per table. Liquor sales and consumption must cease at 10.30pm. Live music and television and video screenings will not be allowed in all F&B outlets.
Small-group social gatherings of up to five people can resume. Households can receive up to five visitors at any one time.
Tuition and other private enrichment classes can resume, except singing or voice training classes.
All healthcare services can resume, including eldercare services in the community.
Face-to-face visits at elderly residential facilities, including nursing and welfare homes, can resume.
Sports, parks and other public facilities can reopen, such as stadiums, swimming pools, playgrounds, beaches, lawns and fields, hard courts, gyms, fitness studios, bowling centres, and function rooms. This applies to similar facilities in private settings such as condominiums and clubs.
Yes, but larger public venues with high human traffic such as malls will be subject to capacity limits. Operators must prevent long queues or crowds from building up.
Personal health and wellness, and home-based services will also be allowed to resume, including massages and spas.
Wedding solemnisations may take place with up to 10 people at home and at the Registry of Marriages and Registry of Muslim Marriages, excluding the solemniser.
Up to 20 people may be present at any one time for wakes and funerals, up from 10 people currently.
No, as these involve a large number of people who are likely to come into close contact, often in enclosed spaces, and for prolonged periods of time, they will not yet be allowed.
No, these will remain closed as it involves a large number of people who are likely to come in close contact over a prolonged period of time in an enclosed space.
No, large-scale events and venues, such as conferences, exhibitions, concerts and trade fairs will not be allowed to operate yet.
No, entertainment venues such as bars, nightclubs, karaoke outlets, cinemas, theatres, and indoor and outdoor attractions will remain closed during this period.
Yes, people should maintain a safe distance of at least 1 metre at all times. Where this is not feasible, safe distancing should be maintained between groups, with each group having no more than five people. Groups must maintain 1m distance from each other.
For workplaces, current safe management measures will continue to apply. Telecommuting must remain the default for all businesses where feasible. There must not be social gatherings between employees, and safe distancing of at least 1m must be kept at all times. Masks must continue to be worn when people are outside and at workplaces.
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A version of this article was first published on The Straits Times in June 2020.
Text: Lim Min Zhang / The Straits Times / 19 June 2020