COVID-19: Dining-in group size back to 2; groups of 5 only if all fully vaccinated
SINGAPORE: Dining-in at F&B establishments will be reduced to groups of two for people who are not fully vaccinated, the co-chair of the multi-ministerial task force Gan Kim Yong announced.
Those who are fully vaccinated can continue to dine-in in groups of five, he added, speaking at a press conference on Friday (Jul 16).
Dining-in across the island in groups of five resumed on Monday, as the number of new COVID-19 community cases decreased in the week before.
These new measures come as a new cluster linked to KTV lounges emerged a day after dining-in in groups of five resumed. As of Friday, the cluster is linked to 120 cases, making it Singapore’s largest active COVID-19 cluster.
Since children below the age of 12 are not eligible for any COVID-19 vaccine under Singapore’s national vaccination programmed, these unvaccinated children can also dine with members of the same household without pre-event testing, the press release read.
Min, A. H. (2021, July 16). COVID-19: Dining-in group size back to 2; groups of 5 only if all fully vaccinated. CNA. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-how-many-can-dine-in-vaccinated-groups-of-5-2-15232846