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.
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.
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:
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:
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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