Capacity limits, Covid-19 tests no longer needed at nightlife establishments from June 14
SINGAPORE — Although Singapore's local Covid-19 situation has been stable over the past month, indoor mask-wearing will continue to be required, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (June 10).
In a Covid-19 multi-ministerial task force press release, MOH said that the indoor masking requirement was retained as a "key line of defence" against community transmission, despite the removal of most Covid-19 safe management measures.
This is to stay vigilant against the risk of a new wave of cases as the immunity in Singapore's population wanes in the coming months, as well as the possibility of new Covid-19 variants emerging, said the ministry.
"We also strongly urge eligible individuals who have not received their primary series and booster vaccinations to do so quickly, so as to protect themselves from the risk of severe illness should a new infection wave emerge in the next couple of months."
From June 14, nightlife establishments with dancing among patrons will no longer be subjected to a capacity limit, said MOH.
Additionally, patrons will not need to obtain a negative antigen rapid test (ART) result to enter the venue. This will rationalise the rules for night spots with other social settings, added the ministry.
However, vaccination-differentiated safe management measures will continue to apply, with operators still required to conduct such checks to ensure that only fully-vaccinated people enter these settings.
Random checks may be conducted by enforcement officers to ensure that operators comply with the requirement for vaccination checks, said MOH. CNA
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