Simplified COVID-19 rules to be implemented on Mar 15

The streamlining of rules was postponed from Feb 25.

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Published: 11 March 2022, 6:18 PM

Following the waning of the Omicron wave, Singapore will implement streamlined COVID-19 measures on Mar 15.

These measures were set to take effect from Feb 25. However, due to the spike in cases, this date was postponed.

“The streamlining of SMMs (safe management measures) is important, as it will be easier for businesses and individuals to understand and comply with and also encourage a greater sense of personal individual responsibility,” said co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce Gan Kim Yong at a press conference on Friday (Mar 11). 

As announced previously, the maximum number of unique visitors per household will be adjusted from five people per day, to five people at any one time. 

Safe distancing will no longer be mandatory in mask-on settings, although it is still highly encouraged.

Team sports with up to 30 fully vaccinated persons will be allowed at selected venues without the need for Antigen Rapid Tests (ART). 

Large events and settings with over 1,000 people will continue to have a capacity limit of 50 per cent so as to curb the spread of infection.

Workplaces can also continue to allow up to 50 per cent of employees who can work from home to return to the office.

​​“As economic activities pick up, we will also remove the specific restriction on cross-deployment of employees across workplaces, although employers may continue to do so for business continuity reasons,” added MOH.

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