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Phase three will begin on Dec 28, he said, noting that Singaporeans will end the year with some good news.

Published 2020-12-14 17:09:50
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Singapore will enter Phase 3 of its reopening in 2 weeks’ time, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a live public address on Monday (Dec 14).

Phase three will begin on Dec 28, he said, noting of the efforts of Singaporeans.

The country is now ready to progress to phase three of its reopening, he said.

Social gatherings can now have up to 8 people, up from the current 5. This is to make it easier to hold family get-togethers during the festive period.

Capacity limits in public places like malls and attractions, and at places of worship will be eased, he added.

Here is the list of activities that will be further re-opened in the community from 28 Dec 2020.

ActivitiesDetails
Group size for gatherings will be increased from 5 to 8 persons– Up to 8 persons for social gatherings and household visitors at any point in time
Capacity limits of premises will be increased– Attractions can start applying to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to increase their operating capacity from 50% to up to 65%

– Capacity limits will be increase from 10mto 8mper person in malls and large standalone stores
Capacity for congregational and other worship services will be increased up to 250 persons– These services should be conducted in zones of 50 persons each for congregational services

– Congregational and other worship services as well as religious rites/prayers conducted at places of worship may involve live performance elements, e.g. with a limited number of singers, wind and other instruments, with the necessary safe management measures in place
Total of 10 persons for marriage soleminsations + up to 8 visitors allowed – In Phase 3, the hosting household will be able to invite up to 8 visitors (excluding members of hosting household, the solemniser and vendors), even if this exceeds the existing cap of 10 persons.

– In Phase 2, a total of 10 persons (including members of hosting household, excluding the solemniser and vendors) are allowed
Live instrumental music (except for wind instruments) will be allowed for some activities– Necessary safe management measures should be in place

– Activities include marriage solemnisations (in indoor venues only), funerals and funerary-related activities
Changes in regulations for indoor live performances – Indoor live performances can have up to 250 persons (in zones of up to 50 each)

– Pilots for up to 250 persons in live performances for outdoor venues (in zones of 50 each)
Table from Gov.sg

He, however, stressed that even as Singapore enters phase three, the battle against Covid-19 is far from won.

The virus has not been eradicated and there is a long way to go, with the pandemic still raging around the world, he said.

Many countries are seeing second, third or even fourth waves of infection, with record numbers of daily cases, he said.

Mandatory TraceTogether For SafeEntry Check-ins Will Roll Out In Early 2021

TraceTogether-only SafeEntry, where the TraceTogether App or Token is required for SafeEntry check-ins, will only be implemented early next year, after everyone who wants a Token has had a chance to collect one at a Community Club or Centre in their constituency.

Until TraceTogether-only SafeEntry is implemented, visitors can still perform SafeEntry check-in via the TraceTogether App, SingPass Mobile, or QR reader apps, or use their identity cards with barcodes such as NRIC, Pioneer or Merdeka Generation cards. 

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