Need a recap? We've got you. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Covid updates in Singapore.
Attention, Singapore: the Dorscon level has been lowered to yellow! This means we’re almost at the end of this long and dreary pandemic madness. After the last Covid update in Singapore last March, the government is further easing up on restrictions (yay, us!). Listen up, ’cause we’ve listed down what you can and can’t do from 26 April 2022 onwards.
All the latest Covid updates in Singapore
1. Say adieu to group size limits
Planning a party? You don’t have to cap it at 10 guests – from 26 April, there won’t be a limit on group sizes or the number of visitors you can have per household! F&B outlets will also be able to seat big groups of fully-vaccinated individuals, and the sale and consumption of alcohol is allowed after 10.30pm (hooray for night owls!). Safe management measures for unvaccinated folks in Singapore will also be lifted, except at F&B outlets, clubs and nightlife establishments, as well as events with more than 500 attendees.
2. No more masks outdoors and in the workplace!
Optional mask-wearing in outdoor areas was such a welcome respite in Singapore’s perennial heat. Now, workers will also be able to remove their masks in the workplace – as long as they’re not interacting with other co-workers or carrying out any customer-facing jobs. Hurrah! (Do take note you still have to ensure masks are worn indoors in places like shopping malls and within public transport such as buses and trains.)
3. Travel will be easier
Testing and quarantine requirements for travel continue to be eased. Fully-vaccinated travellers will be able to enter Singapore quarantine-free, without boarding a VTL flight. You’ll no longer have to take pre-departure tests before entering Singapore, as long as you’re fully vaccinated and over the age of 12.
4. Say hello to large-scale social events
Holding a wedding, corporate D&D, or an upcoming birthday celebration? You’ll be pleased to know that large-scale social events can resume as long as there are no more than 10 guests seated together at each table. Random spot checks will be carried out to ensure regulations are adhered to.
5. We’re going back to the office
Starting 26 April, all workers can head back to the workplace. Split-team arrangements will no longer be required, though staggered start times and flexible work hours are encouraged. If you’re still working from home the majority of the time, make sure you’re well-stocked with these WFH essentials.
6. Safe Entry? We don’t know her
Always forgetting to take out your phone to check in via Safe Entry or TraceTogether? Great news: you’ll no longer have to scramble because check-ins won’t be required unless you’re attending a large event (with over 500 people), or going out to party in a nightclub. Safe-distancing will also not be required, so get in here for a hug – it’s been a long time coming.
These are the latest Covid updates in Singapore – check back for more information as and when announcements are made.