Social gatherings & dine-in group sizes capped at 2, from Sep. 27 to Oct. 24
Group sizes for social gatherings and dining-in will be reduced from a maximum of five persons to two persons, effective from Sep. 27 till Oct. 24.
The measures will be reviewed after two weeks of implementation, based on the community situation at the time, according to the press release by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced these safe management measures in a press conference held today (Sep 24), in response to the growing number of community cases in recent weeks, and to minimise the strain on Singapore's overall healthcare capacity.
The maximum number of unique visitors per household will also be reduced to two per day.
Moreover, individuals should continue to limit their number of social gatherings to not more than one per day, be it to another household or meeting with friends and family members in a public place.
Group sizes for dine-in reduced to two persons
The cap for dine-in at food and beverage (F&B) establishments will be reduced to two fully vaccinated persons per group, as compared to the previous cap of five persons.
Unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test (PET) result, recovered individuals, and children aged 12 years and below may also be included in such groups of two.
Meanwhile, hawker centres and coffee shops will continue to allow dine-in in groups of up to two persons, regardless of their vaccination status.
Events sizes remain at 1,000
The event sizes and capacity limits for congregational and other worship services, cinemas, MICE (meetings, incentive, conferencing, exhibitions), live performances, spectator sport events will remain at up to 1,000 attendees, provided that all of them are fully vaccinated.
Otherwise, only up to 50 attendees will be allowed without PET.
The concession for children aged 12 years and below, who cannot yet be vaccinated, will also apply for these events.
If the child is from the same household, the unvaccinated children may be included in a group of up to two persons.
Rising cases in Singapore
The measure is announced in the wake of the recent increase in new Covid-19 cases, with 1,504 cases reportedon Sep. 23.
Of which, 1,491 were locally transmitted cases, with 1,218 reported in the community and the remaining 273 in migrant worker dormitories.
Singapore has been recording over 1,000 new Covid-19 cases daily since Sep. 21.
Tay, J. C. (2021, September 24). Social gatherings & dine-in group sizes capped at 2, from Sep. 27 to Oct. 24. Mothership.SG - News from Singapore, Asia and around the World. https://mothership.sg/2021/09/social-gathering-dine-in-reduced-sep27/