24 F&B outlets and 24 individuals penalised for breaching safe management measures

Fifteen F&B establishments were ordered to close, while nine other F&B outlets and 24 individuals fined for not complying with SMMs and VDS.

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Published: 22 October 2021, 2:52 PM

Fifteen F&B outlets were ordered to close, while nine other F&B establishments and 24 individuals were fined for breaching Safe Management Measures (SMMs) and Vaccination Differentiated SMMs (VDS) since Oct 9.

In a press release on Friday (Oct 22), the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment said that over 1,000 premises and 3,700 individuals were checked for adherence to VDS between Oct 8 and Oct 17.

One outlet, Katong Eating House Pte Ltd at 865 Mountbatten Road, was found to have not implemented checks ensuring only individuals with a cleared vaccination status can dine-in. 

They were ordered to close for 10 days from Oct 15 to Oct 24.

SMM Breaches at F&B Premises

MSE added that 14 F&B outlets were forced to close as they had failed to ensure customers adhered to the permitted group size, did not ensure a safe distance of at least one metre between groups of customers, allowed singing and toasting, as well as played music within its premises.

The 14 penalised F&B outlets are:

  1. Canton Paradise (23 Serangoon Central, #02-04, NEX)
  2. De Boss House (51 Joo Chiat Road, #01-02)
  3. Drinks at Wan Jin Eating House (261 Serangoon Central Drive, #01-27)
  4. Fluff Stack (10 Tampines Central 1, #01-31, Tampines One)
  5. Kei Hachi (8 Keong Saik Road)
  6. KPO (1 Killiney Road 1st Storey)
  7. Mahota Kitchen (2 Tampines Central 5, #01-11, Century Square)
  8. Malaysia Boleh (3 Simei Street 6, #04-04, Eastpoint Mall)
  9. Mama Chin (41 Circular Road)
  10. Pink Whale (22 Circular Road)
  11. Shi Hao Mala Pte Ltd (269 Geylang Road)
  12. Tai Fu Lou (271 New Bridge Road)
  13. The Luxe Bistro (23 Upper Weld Road)
  14. Wan Chai Hong Kong Tea Room (2 Jurong East Street 21, #03-51, IMM Building)

Nine other F&B establishments were issued composition fines for breaches including allowing singing, and failing to ensure a safe distance of at least a metre between seated customers.

The nine F&B outlets fined are:

  1. Concorde Hotel and Shopping Mall (100 Orchard Road)
  2. Delifrance (10 Tampines Central 1, #03-K3-K5, Tampines One) 
  3. Flippers (B1-56, Ngee Ann City) 
  4. Kopitiam (1 Jelebu Road, #03-08, Bukit Panjang Plaza) 
  5. North Miznon (110 Amoy Street) 
  6. Texas Chicken (1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-24, Vivocity)
  7. Toast Box (53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #01-17, AMK Hub)
  8. Ya Kun Kaya & Toast (2 Jurong East Central 1, #01-08A, JCUBE) 
  9. Yellow Goldenland (111 North Bridge Road, #03-37/38/39, Peninsula Plaza)

Strict compliance with SMMs and VDS is critical for the safety of everyone. Agencies have stated that they will continue to step up checks on F&B outlets and pivoted nightlife establishments to ensure that rules are strictly adhered to.

Operators and individuals who are caught for not complying with SMMs — including the proper wearing of masks — will have firm enforcement actions taken against them, including prosecution and revocation of licences for food, public entertainment, and liquor.

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