Licences of three nightclub operators revoked for breaching COVID-19 measures
Eleven other F&B outlets and 31 individuals were also fined for breaching safe management measures.
Three nightlife operations that had pivoted to F&B had their licences revoked for breaching multiple breaches of COVID-19 safe management measures (SMM).
The operators – 3 Kings Pub in Lucky Plaza, DMAX in Golden Mile Tower and Peony Garden Food House at Oriental Plaza, also known as Club Diamond, had failed to minimise interaction between staff and customers, allowed more than two customers at one table and played music.
This is the first time that F&B outlets have had their licences revoked for breaching safe management measures since an enhanced penalty framework was implemented in May this year, authorities said in a press release on Thursday (Jul 15).
The three operators have been told to cease all operations immediately.
In addition, 11 F&B outlets were fined between $1,000 and $2,000 each for breaching SMMs. These breaches include seating groups of customers less than one metre apart and allowing groups of more than two individuals who were not from the same household to be seated across multiple tables, as well as allowing consumption of alcohol on their premises beyond 10.30pm.
The outlets fined for breaches SMMs are:
- Al Mubin Eating House at Syed Alwi Road
- Barakath Restaurant at Dalhousie Lane
- Food Republic at 313 Somerset
- Golden Treasure Restaurant at Lor 25A Geylang
- Haakon at 313 Somerset
- Mamita’s Kitchen at Lucky Plaza
- Plentyfull Deli at Great World City
- Ristorante Luka at Tanjong Pagar Road
- The Dark Gallery at Ngee Ann City
- Yue Yu Restaurant at Lor 25A Geylang
- &Joy Dining Hall at Great World City
Thirty-one individuals were also fined for breaching SMMs. Twenty-four were fined $300 each for gathering in groups larger than the permitted group size while dining at various F&B outlets, while seven staff were fined $300 for failing to wear masks.
The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment urged everyone to remain vigilant in light of emerging clusters.
“SMMs must be strictly adhered to by premises owners and individuals. Agencies will not hesitate to take firm enforcement action against operators and individuals who flout SMMs. We must all do our part to prevent a resurgence from occurring in Singapore and continue to be vigilant to keep Singapore safe,” it said.