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29 Jan 2020 Updated 14 May 2021

Advisory on COVID-19 for businesses

Click here for Updated Advisories for Safe Management Measures at F&B establishments, retail and life-style related services (updated 05 May 2021)

Date Title
14 May 2021
05 May 2021 Updated Advisory for Safe Management Measures at Food & Beverage Establishments
05 May 2021 Updated Advisory for Safe Management Measures at Retail Establishments and Lifestyle-Related Services
04 May 2021
01 May 2021 Advisory for Phase Three re-opening of retail establishments and lifestyle-related services
30 April 2021
23 April 2021 Advisory for Phase Three re-opening of food & beverage establishments
14 Dec 2020
16 June 2020 Advisory for Phase Two re-opening of F&B establishments
16 June 2020 Advisory for Phase Two re-opening of retail establishments and lifestyle-related services
15 June 2020
15 June 2020
9 June 2020 58 fines issued by ESG and STB in the first week of Phase One post Circuit Breaker
3 June 2020
19 May 2020
19 May 2020
9 May 2020 Safe Management Measures for retail establishments
9 May 2020 Safe Management Measures for food & beverage establishments
9 May 2020
9 May 2020
9 May 2020
6 May 2020 Enterprise Singapore expands E-Commerce Booster Package
6 May 2020
6 May 2020
2 May 2020 [Updated] Safe distancing measures for retail establishments
2 May 2020 [Updated] Safe distancing measures for food & beverage establishments
2 May 2020
2 May 2020
1 May 2020
21 April 2020
21 April 2020
21 April 2020
20 April 2020 New Facility at interest rate of 0.1% to help banks and finance companies lower cost of loans to SMEs
17 April 2020 Hostel fined for breach of COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act
17 April 2020 More subsidised solutions to support working from home for businesses
17 April 2020 Support for businesses and individuals to defray third party professional cleaning and disinfection costs for premises with confirmed COVID-19 cases
15 April 2020 Ensuring adherence to safe distancing measures amongst food delivery personnel
9 April 2020 Enterprise Singapore expands its Food Delivery Booster Package
9 April 2020 Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Tourism Board order 85 businesses to cease operations
8 April 2020 ESG and STB conducted over 10000 enforcement checks; 10 businesses instructed to cease operations
7 April 2020 Eight establishments warned for non-compliance with safe distancing measures
7 April 2020 Safe Distancing measures for food & beverage and online retail delivery
5 April 2020 Tightened safe distancing measures for food & beverage establishments, retail establishments, shopping malls and standalone stores
3 April 2020
3 April 2020
3 April 2020
25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020
24 Mar 2020
24 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020
22 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020
19 Mar 2020
18 Mar 2020
18 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020
15 Mar 2020
15 Mar 2020
13 Mar 2020
12 Mar 2020 SG Clean Quality Mark Extended to Tourism and Lifestyle Businesses as part of Nationwide Efforts to Uplift Sanitation and Hygiene
11 Mar 2020
3 Mar 2020
3 Mar 2020
25 Feb 2020
25 Feb 2020
23 Feb 2020
19 Feb 2020 Call for Collaboration (“CFC”) for the Appointment of Assessment Organisations for “SG Clean Programme”
18 Feb 2020
18 Feb 2020
17 Feb 2020
16 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020
7 Feb 2020
7 Feb 2020
7 Feb 2020

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnWe advise all businesses to refer to the , and websites for the latest updates.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnTo provide a safe environment for customers and workers, all businesses must continue to implement as required by the MOM and comply with the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations.

To check if your business is allowed to operate physically onsite, please refer to .

In settings run by permitted businesses, each group must be limited to two or fewer persons, with at least one-metre spacing between groups. All activities remain subject to overall Safe Management Measures.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnAll businesses must comply with the , and any which apply to them. Strict checks will be conducted, and businesses that do not provide a safe workplace for workers will have their operations suspended until they are able to do so.

Phase Two (Heightened Alert) from 16 May 2021 to 13 June 2021

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnWith the increased number of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the Government is tightening measures to decisively arrest the increasing number of cases in the community. The following measures outlined in this section will take effect from 16 May 2021 to 13 June 2021:

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnPermissible group sizes will be reduced from five persons to up to two persons. All should continue to limit their overall number of social gatherings to not more than two per day.

Work-from-home will be the default at workplaces. Employers must ensure that employees who are able to work from home do so. In addition:

  • Companies should continue to stagger start times and implement flexible working hours where possible;
  • Restrictions against cross-deployment across workplaces remain in place;
  • Social gatherings at the workplace will not be allowed;
  • Employees may have meal breaks at the workplace but must refrain from intermingling with their colleagues when their masks are taken off.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnAll indoor “mask-off” activities (except medical and dental consultations that require patients to have their masks off) will not be allowed. These include indoor exercise classes, facials, saunas, singing and the playing of musical instruments that involve the expulsion of air. More details can be found .

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnDining-in will not be allowed. All F&B establishments (including hawker centres and food courts) will only be able to offer takeaway and delivery options. In view of the cessation of dining-in at F&B establishments, the Government will enhance targeted support measures:

  • The Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) support rate for F&B firms will be increased to 50% of the first $4,600 of gross monthly wages paid to local employees during the period for which dining-in is prohibited. This is an increase from the 10% support for wages paid up to June 2021;
  • Hawkers and coffeeshop stallholders who are self-employed and do not benefit from the JSS will receive one month rental waiver for hawker stall and coffeeshop tenants of Government agencies. Commercial landlords are urged to support their F&B tenants through this period.

Occupancy limits for shopping malls and showrooms will be reduced to one person per 16 sqm of Gross Floor Area (GFA), instead of the current one person per 10 sqm GFA. Odd and even date entry restrictions on Sundays for popular malls will continue.

Capacity limits for MICE events and live performances will be tightened. Up to 100 persons may be allowed with pre-event testing (PET), and up to 50 persons may be allowed without PET. All (including speakers and performers) must keep masks on all times.

The operating capacity limit for attractions and shows that have received prior approval from MTI to operate will be reduced to 25% from 50%. Indoor and outdoor shows may proceed with up to 100 participants with PET or up to 50 participants without PET.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnIn line with restrictions on dining-in, wedding receptions will not be allowed. Marriage solemnisations may continue for up to 100 participants with PET or up to 50 participants without PET.

Mandatory Safe Management Measures

We have also released Safe Management Measures for the following sectors. If your business is among the following, please refer to the respective links for the relevant guidelines:

Those who wish to report breaches or poor practices can do so via – an app that allows the reporting of workplace safety and health issues to MOM.

As of 19 April 2021, SafeEntry Gateway is required as an additional mode of check-in at selected venues with high visitorship, such as malls, large standalone retail stores, and cinemas.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnFrom 15 June 2021, this list of venues required to deploy SafeEntry Gateway will be extended to include more public-facing areas where people are likely to be in contact for prolonged periods of time. The list of additional venues required to deploy SafeEntry Gateway by 15 June 2021 can be found . To deploy SafeEntry Gateway, businesses may either use the latest version of the or request for a .

Business Continuity Plans

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnAll workplaces should update their business continuity plans (BCP), and stay prepared for any increase in community transmission. As the situation is evolving rapidly around the world, we encourage all companies to have their BCP in place.

We, supported by the Singapore Business Federation, have also enhanced the Business Continuity Guide for EnterprisesXổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuần to support you in developing your plans to deal with COVID-19.

Travel Advisory

Please review work-related travel plans and defer all travel abroad, with the exception of short-term essential business and official travel between selected counterpart countries/regions and Singapore under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL). More details on the RGL can be found .

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnYou may also find more details on relevant travel advisories/restrictions on the .

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnAll travellers arriving in Singapore, including residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents) and Long-Term Pass holders (Student’s Pass, Dependent’s Pass, Work Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass Holders) must ensure they fulfil the relevant requirements by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). More details on this can be found .

All travellers departing Singapore are advised to check the MFA website for the latest travel advisories to other countries/regions, and check with the immigration authority or embassy of the destination country/region on the relevant health requirements imposed on travellers from Singapore. More details on this can be found .

Precautionary Measures for General Employees

Please remind all employees who are unwell, even with mild flu-like symptoms, should see a doctor immediately. They should not go out into the public for any other purpose, and should not come into close contact with others.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnIf you employ foreign workers who live in foreign worker dormitories, please ensure the relevant Safe Management Measures are adhered to. You may refer to this list of by the MOM for more information.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnShould you become aware that someone at your workplace is a confirmed or suspect case of COVID-19, you are advised to adopt .

You should also carry out a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of that section of the workplace premises exposed to confirmed case(s). Please refer to the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) for more details.

Regulations under the Infectious Disease Act

The MOH will be promulgating Regulations under the Infectious Diseases Act to give legal force to the Safe Distancing Measures, as well as to provide enhanced penalties for breaches of the SHN. The penalty for an offence under the Regulations, including any SHN breach, would be a fine of less than $10,000 or imprisonment of less than six months or both. In addition, existing levers under the Infectious Diseases Act, including the temporary suspension of operations, may be used against persons and operators found to be non-compliant with the Regulations.

Support for Businesses

The Government has introduced various support measures across different Budgets in response to COVID-19 to help companies and workers weather near-term uncertainties. The latest measures are outlined as follows:

ESG, together with other Government agencies, has launched initiatives and enhanced existing programmes to provide more support more businesses. For more information, please click here.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnThe Ministry of Law has introduced the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 to offer relief to businesses and individuals who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please click .

As businesses seek to adjust to the changing operating environment, we strongly encourage employers to take a long-term view of their manpower needs. When managing excess manpower, retrenchment should always be the last resort, after other options have been considered and found to be unworkable.

Xổ số Vũng Tàu hàng tuầnIf you have 10 or more employees and have implemented any cost-saving measures that affects your employees’ monthly salaries (including bonuses and increments) during this period, you are required to notify MOM through this – within 1 week after implementation. This temporary requirement is in place to encourage responsible implementation of such measures, prevent downstream salary disputes, and allow MOM to monitor the scope and scale of such measures. For more details, please refer to .

The Government will continue to work together with tripartite partners to restructure our economy, build new enterprise capabilities, and upskill our workers for the future.

You can also find the downloadable version of the advisory here.

This advisory is based on information updated as of 14 May 2021.