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Covid-19: Shoppers must wear masks from April 12 at supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, malls or be refused entry

SINGAPORE — From Sunday (April 12), all customers visiting supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and shopping malls must wear masks, or they will be refused entry.

Covid-19: Shoppers must wear masks from April 12 at supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, malls or be refused entry

From Sunday (April 12), all customers visiting supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and shopping malls must wear masks, or they will be refused entry.

SINGAPORE — From Sunday (April 12), all customers visiting supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies and shopping malls must wear masks, or they will be refused entry.

In a joint statement on Saturday, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said that this is to safeguard the shoppers’ own health and well-being, as well as that of other customers and staff working at these premises. 

Over the past few days, supermarkets have put up signages to encourage patrons to put on masks when shopping within the premises, the two agencies noted.

Since the “circuit breaker” period began on April 7, premises such as supermarkets have also implemented measures such as queue markers and regulated entry to ensure that the number of customers inside the store remain manageable.

Meanwhile, ESG and STB recommended members of the public to:

  • Visit supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies on weekdays or during non-peak hours on weekends, whenever possible.

  • Make their purchases quickly and refrain from lingering at these premises before and after items have been purchased.

  • Refrain from bringing along family members to the supermarkets, especially the young and elderly, in order to reduce congestion.

  • Consider visiting other outlets if the ones they frequent tend to be crowded. The public may also refer to http://www.spaceout.gov.sg to find out crowd levels in malls and supermarkets.

ESG, STB and other government agencies will continue to step up enforcement efforts during the “circuit breaker” period, they added.  

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