Singapore to move into Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) from Jun 14, social gathering sizes increases to 5

The ease of restrictions comes as the number of COVID-19 cases has decreased.

Nigel Chin

Started writing for the passion. Now writing because it’s the only thing I can do.

Published: 10 June 2021, 4:28 PM

The cap on group sizes for social gatherings will be increased to five people from Jun 14, as Singapore eases its COVID-19 measures following a drop in the number of community cases. 

Five visitors per household will be allowed too, as Singapore moves into Phase 3 (Heightened Alert), the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Thursday (Jun 10). 

Working from home will remain the default too, to reduce the overall footfall and interaction at public areas and on public transport. 

Some restrictions will only be eased from Jun 21, such as dining in at F&B outlets, if the situation remains under control. The reason for resuming dining-in later is because the Government wants to ensure that the situation is “stable” first. 

“Dining is considered a high-risk activity because masks are off,” Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong said during the multi-ministry task force press conference.

Wedding receptions can resume from Jun 21. Similarly, gyms and fitness studios can resume indoor sports activities with masks off from Jun 21, with safe distancing of at least 2m between individuals or at least 3m between groups of up to five people. 

Sports classes will be capped at 30 people, including the instructors. Participants have to be in groups of no more than five people. 

Physical tuition and enrichment classes for those aged 18 and below will also resume on Jun 21, with enhanced safe management measures. 

Limits on event sizes will be increased. For performances and spectator sports events, participants are required to undergo pre-event testing if there are up to 250 attendees. However, pre-event testing is not required if there are fewer than 50 attendees.

The operating capacity of attractions that have received prior approval from authorities will be increased to 50 per cent. Museums and public libraries can also increase their operating capacity to 50 per cent. 

Congregational and other worship services may take place from Jun 14, with up to 250 attendees. Pre-event testing will be required.

However, unmasking and singing or playing of wind instruments at live performances during worship services may only resume from Jun 21. 

Wedding receptions will be allowed to resume with up to 100 attendees, including the wedding couple but excluding vendors. Pre-event testing will be required for all attendees. 

Marriage solemnisations in external venues can take place from Jun 14, with up to 250 attendees. Similarly, pre-event testing will be required. 

For solemnisations with 50 or fewer attendees, pre-event testing is not required. For those held in home, the hosting household can invite up to five visitors, or have up to 10 attendees. 

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