Vaccination-differentiated measures kick in at hotels, IHLs and indoor sports facilities

Those medically ineligible to receive the vaccine and children aged 12 and below will still be able to enter these areas.

Caleb Lau

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Published: 3 February 2022, 2:00 PM

Places such as indoor sports facilities, Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and hotels will have vaccination-differentiated measures starting from Feb 1. 

These new updates to the safe management measures were announced by the Ministry of Health on Jan 27. 

The measures also apply to media conferences, work-related events and funerary memorial events.

These measures enable higher-risk activities to resume in a safe manner as we progressively open Singapore’s economy and community, the ministry said.

The newly differentiated areas remain accessible to those medically ineligible for all vaccines and children 12-years-old and below. Those recently recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days of their first positive test result are also allowed to enter.

For entry to hotels, unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated persons may enter hotels’ premises, but are disallowed from entering areas with sleeping facilities, said the Singapore Tourism Board in its updated advisory for hotels on Jan 31. 

The vaccination-differentiated measures have also been applied to IHLs like polytechnics, universities and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

For ITE campuses, visitors will need to be fully vaccinated to enter. Full-time or part-time students will be exempted from the measures. 

Another category of places impacted by the measures are all indoor sports and fitness facilities.

For participation in indoor unmasked activities, vaccination statuses will need to be verified and recorded manually or electronically, on top of existing screening measures like the use of TraceTogether. 

Existing vaccination-differentiated measures will continue to be applied regarding dining at eating establishments, entering attractions and attending religious services at places of worship.

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