Things will be stricter from September 27.
From this coming Monday until at least October 24 we can expect to see a different Singapore once again. With the Ministry Of Health concerned by the trajectory the country is following in terms of Covid-19 cases, restrictions will be tightened but no state of heightened alert will be implemented this time around.
One change that will take affect next week will be that those eating out at restaurant etcetera will be limited to parties of 2 if both people are vaccinated. At the moment people can eat in parties of 5 if they so wish. This rule will also apply to other social gatherings, but the exception will still apply whereby grandparents will be able to care for children.
Children under the age of 12, people over the age of 12 who can produce a negative test result and those who have recovered from Covid-19 will also be able to eat and socialise in groups of 2. The government also advises limiting social contact to one person per day.
If you can work from home then the governnment suggests you do so, and if you can’t then you should take a Covid-19 test at least once a week. There will be no after-work drinks as social gatherings with colleagues are prohibited too. If 3 or more employees return to an office or other place of work and test positive for Covid-19 within a period of 10 days the workplace will have to implement work from home measures.
Additionally, children in primary or special education schools will need to stay at home until October 7, and remember that October 8 is children’s day so they won’t be at school on that day either.
Booster vaccines are also on the way for those aged between 50-19, starting from October 4. If you fall into this category then you can expect a text message inviting you for a booster jab if you had your last dose more than 6 months ago. If you have any queries or would like to know more about these new measures, head to the government website for more information.