8 F&B outlets ordered to close for breaching COVID-19 measures; 22 outlets and 59 people fined
Eight F&B outlets were ordered to close for breaking multiple safe management measures, the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment said in a press release on Friday (Aug 20).
These include allowing consumption of alcoholic beverages after 10.30pm, neglecting to ensure a safe distance of at least 1m, and allowing groups of more than five to dine-in together.
All eight outlets were ordered to close for 10 days. The outlets are:
A total of 22 F&B outlets and 59 individuals were given composition fines.
The premises were fined between $1000 and $4000 for breaking safe management measures such as not ensuring a safe distance of at least 1m between patrons, while the individuals were fined between $300 and $1000 for gathering in groups of more than five while dining-in.
The outlets fined are:
The MSE said F&B operators and patrons are “strongly urged” to adhere strictly to safe management measures for everyone’s safety.
“We must work together to stem the transmission of COVID-19 in the community. The Government will continue to review enforcement efforts on F&B premises and other public spaces to ensure SMMs are adhered to.”
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