F&B establishments must display notices of alcohol sale hours from Mar 1
Those found drinking in the licensed premises after the liquor trading hours may be liable to a fine of up to $1,000.
From Mar 1, food and beverage establishments selling alcohol will be required to display prominent notices within its premises to notify patrons of its permitted liquor trading hours, said the Singapore Police Force in a media release on Monday (Jan 30).
Under the new requirement, all Class 1A, Class 1B, Class 2A and Class 2B liquor licensees must display legibly, and in at least the English language, one or more notices within its licensed premises.
The notices must indicate the establishment’s liquor trading hours, that any supply or consumption of liquor within the licensed premises is not allowed outside of the liquor trading hours, and that any consumption of liquor within the licensed premises outside of the liquor trading hours applicable to the licensee may be an offence.
SPF added that a breach of the requirement will carry a fine of up to $10,000 and that it has notified all Class 1A, Class 1B, Class 2A and Class 2B liquor licensees of the new requirement.
It also advised licensees to place the notices at all entrances of the premises with fixed entry points, common areas such as ordering points and washrooms, and every table and bar counter.
There will be no changes in rules for liquor consumption at licensed premises.
SPF reminded the public that liquor can only be consumed at licensed premises during the stipulated hours of 6am till 11.59pm for Class 1A and Class 2A licensees and 6am till 10pm for Class 1B licensees. Class 2B licensees can only supply beer during the trading hours indicated on the licence.
Offenders who are found drinking in the licensed premises after the liquor trading hours may be liable to a fine of up to $1,000.
Repeat offenders may face a fine of up to $2,000, an imprisonment of up to three months, or both.