Social interactions cut anew to slow COVID-19 infections

Maximum group sizes for gatherings, dine-ins have been reduced back to two.

The Singapore Ministry of Health scaled the country social interaction regulations further to slow down community transmissions of COVID-19 and allow for better stability. The following measures will take effect from 27 September through 24 October.

Maximum permissible group sizes for social gatherings will be reduced from five persons to two persons. Correspondingly, the maximum number of unique visitors per household will be reduced to two per day.

Work-from-home will be the default for employees who can work from home. During this period, the 10-day snap work-from-home regime will be suspended. There will be no cross-deployment of workers to multiple worksites for those who need to go into worksites to work. Social gatherings at the workplace will continue to be disallowed.

Groups of up to two persons will be allowed to dine-in at regular F&B establishments if all the diners are fully vaccinated, a reduction from the current limit of five persons for dine-in. Unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test (PET) result, recovered individuals, and children aged 12 years and below may also be included in such groups of two.

Vaccination-differentiated safe management measures, wearing of masks, and proper distancing remain essential to ensure that events can proceed safely for attendees. The event sizes and capacity limits for congregational and other worship services, cinemas, MICE, live performances, spectator sports events will remain at up to 1,000 attendees if all are fully vaccinated. Otherwise, only up to 50 attendees will be allowed without PET.

The MOH has been advising individuals with mild symptoms to recover at home as some individuals are anxious to seek medical attention at hospitals.

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