From August 10, fully vaccinated individuals can dine-in at F&B outlets in groups of five said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release on Friday (Aug 6)
Anyone will be considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received the full regimen of Pfizer BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, or any vaccines listed on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL).
The Ministry added that F&B outlets may only resume dine-in services if they are able to ensure that customers are fully vaccinated.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people can dine in at hawker centres and coffee shops, but in group sizes of up to two.
The current group size for social gatherings will also be increased from two to five from Aug 10, and households will similarly be able to receive five distinct visitors per day.
However, those who are not fully vaccinated should remain in groups of no more than two “to reduce the likelihood of transmission and severe infection”, MOH said.
The Ministry also said that restrictions will be eased in two steps from August 10 and from August 19 — if the Covid-19 situation remains stable.
Apart from allowing dining-in for the vaccinated, restrictions will also be eased for this group of people for other higher-risk activities such as high-intensity sports with masks off, personal care services and larger events like marriage solemnisations and worship services.
“Unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test result or recovered individuals are of similarly lower risk, and may also join in such groups of up to five,” said MOH.
From August 19, up to 50 per cent of work-from-home employees will be allowed to return to their workplaces. Prior to the tightening of workplace rules, half of employees were able to return to their workplaces from May 8.
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