36 F&B outlets were ordered to close, 21 F&B establishments were fined, and three nightlife establishments had their food licenses permanently revoked.
Thirty-six F&B outlets were ordered to shut down while another 21 F&B outlets were fined for breaches of safe management measures and vaccination differentiated safe management measures since mid-September, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) said on Friday (Oct 8).
Three pivoted nightlife establishments have also had their food licenses permanently revoked.
During the month of September, agencies have checked over 600 premises and 900 individuals for adherence to VDS. Four F&B outlets were found to have allowed individuals without a cleared vaccination status to enter or remain within their premises to consume food or drinks.
Two outlets were ordered to close for 10 days, while the other two were fined $1,000 each.
The four penalised establishments include:
The 34 F&B outlets that were ordered to close for safe management measures breaches had either allowed customers to play card games in the premises, failed to ensure customers adhered to the permitted group size, or failed to ensure safe distancing of at least one metre between groups of customers.
The 34 outlets are:
Another 19 outlets were fined for various safe management measures breaches including gathering in groups larger than the allowed group size, playing music or video recordings, allowing singing, failing to ensure workers wore masks, failing to ensure contact tracing was done for employees, and not ensuring a safe distance of at least a metre between seated customers.
The 19 outlets fined are:
Three pivoted nightlife establishments had their food licenses permanently revoked after being found to be operating with dine-in patrons, despite not being allowed to re-open.
The nightlife establishments forced to shut down are:
The authorities also urged F&B operators and patrons to comply with the safe management measures. It added that agencies will be stepping up checks on F&B and pivoted nightlife establishments.
Firm enforcement actions will be taken against operators and individuals who fail to comply with SMMs, including the proper wearing of masks. These include the prosecution and revocation of licences for food, public entertainment, and liquor.
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