Singapore in Phase 2

Social gatherings of up to eight people will be allowed when Singapore moves into Phase 3 of its reopening from Dec 28, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Dec 14). 

This is up from the current number of five, said the ministry in a press release that followed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's address to the nation, in which he described Singapore's move towards Phase 3 as a "calibrated, careful move".  

Households will also be allowed to receive up to eight visitors at any one time, said MOH.

Additionally, the authorities will increase capacity limits for venues. For malls and large standalone stores, the capacity limit will be increased from 10 square metres per person to eight square metres per person.  

How will this affect Tuition Enrichment Centres? 

Since 19 Jun 2020, private tuition and enrichment providers have been allowed to resume face-to-face operations in private residences as well as centre premises, save for some activities with higher risk of virus transmission. Resumption of tuition and enrichment classes is subject to safe management measures.

To reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19, tuition and enrichment centres are required to abide by the nationwide safe management measures for workplaces issued on 9 May 2020. These include health checks, the use of SafeEntry to support contact tracing for all employees and students, wearing of masks and regular cleaning of common facilities and high-touch areas.

Tuition and enrichment centres that provide classes are expected to observe the following measures in classrooms and other areas accessed by students - Safe Distancing; Health Declarations - Checking In & Checking Out and Disinfection of surfaces.