Social Gatherings and Dine-In Now Capped At Two: New Measures to Run from 27th September to 25th October
In a move to curb the rising spike in infections, from Monday (Sept 27), social gatherings have now been reduced to groups of two, as well as for dining in, as Singapore tightens restrictions to slow the exponential rise in Covid-19 cases. This move is to help and buy time to scale up home recovery and home care services. The measures, which will kick in on the 27th of September, will end on the 25th of October, and reviewed every two weeks and adjusted.
These measures will last a month and will be lifted on Oct 25, with measures reviewed in two weeks and adjusted depending on the community situation.
This difficult decision is necessary to prevent the spike in infections from overwhelming the healthcare system,, said Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong on Friday (Sep 24).
"I know that many Singaporeans and businesses will be disappointed by today's announcement. I want to assure you that Singapore remains committed to reopening," said Mr Gan, who co-chairs the multi-ministerial task force tackling the pandemic.
"The journey may take longer so that we can do so safely. We seek your patience and support while we adjust our response to ride this wave and future waves of infections."
"Under the new rules, most eateries will be able to take in only a maximum of two fully-vaccinated diners per group. There are no changes to rules for hawker centres and coffeeshops, where two people can eat regardless of their vaccination statulans."
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