The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 15 Jun 2020 that Singapore will move into Phase Two after 18 June 2359 hours. This is because community infection rates have generally remained stable, cases in migrant worker dormitories have declined, and there are no new large clusters emerging.
Approach for Phase Two
The aim is to ensure that Singapore’s efforts are sustained by limiting close contact amongst individuals, whilst maintaining hygiene and safe management principles.
These safe distancing principles will apply for all activities that are allowed to resume in Phase Two:
- Ensure safe distancing of at least one metre at all times
- If safe distancing is not feasible, the one metre requirement can be enforced between groups, if group sizes do not exceed five people. There should be no mixing between groups. This applies to small-group social gatherings and households, who may receive up to five visitors at any one time.
Activities that can resume
These are the activities that can resume once Phase Two begins from 18 June 2020 2359 hours:
- Retail businesses, who may re-open their physical outlets
- Dine-in at food and beverage outlets (although live music, television and video screenings are not allowed at this stage)
- Personal health and wellness activities
- Home-based services
- Tuition and other private enrichment classes (although singing or voice training classes will not resume)
- Sports, parks and other public facilities. These include playgrounds, beaches, swimming complexes, sport halls, gyms and fitness studios, function rooms, and similar facilities in private condominiums and clubs
- Registered clubs and societies, at their registered premises
- All healthcare services, including face-to-face visits at residential facilities for the elderly, although safe distancing and precautionary measures will be put in place
Larger public venues, with high human traffic, such as malls and large standalone retail outlets must restrict capacity and prevent crowds or long queues from building up.