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7 Things Re-Opening in Phase 2 (and When It Might Happen)

7 Things Re-Opening in Phase 2 (and When It Might Happen)

Phase 2 – What could happen next?

With Phase 1 in full-swing, around 75 per cent of Singapore’s economy is back at work. But as retail, F&B, and entertainment outlets remain closed, it’s no surprise why there’s a lot of anticipation for it. But there are things still up in the air. Tropika Club checks out the 7 Things Re-Opening in Phase 2 (and When It Might Happen).

A Look into Phase 2

Phase 2, which the Singapore government defined as “Safe Transition”, could commence if community infection rates throughout Phase 1 remain low and stable. During then, officials expect almost the entire Singapore economy to resume activity.

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  • Dining in at restaurants and hawker centres: Up to five people can dine in together, but they must be fully vaccinated or have a negative test result.
  • Gyms and fitness studios: These can operate at higher capacity and offer mask-off activities, but only for vaccinated patrons and staff.
  • Personal care services: Services that require masks to be removed, such as facials and saunas, can resume for vaccinated customers.
  • Cinemas and live performances: The audience limit will be increased to 500 for vaccinated-only shows, and up to 1000 with pre-event testing.
  • Weddings and funerals: The cap on attendees will be raised to 250 for weddings and 100 for funerals, with different rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.
  • Religious services: These can have up to 500 worshippers at a time, split into zones of 50, if they are fully vaccinated or have a negative test result.

What is re-opening in Phase 2?

1. Restaurant and Cafés can begin to serve dine-in customers

Safe distancing measures will be put in place at restaurants and cafés, and only a maximum of 5 people will be allowed for one dining party.

2. Retail Outlets

From Challenger to Uniqlo, you can probably see your favourite retail shops and departments stores pushing up their shutters again in Phase 2.

3. Wellness and Health Service Providers

However, services with prolonged exposure to close contact between people, such as massages, will need to wait for further notice.

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4. Cultural and Entertainment Venues

Libraries, galleries, theatres, and museums can open in Phase 2. If you’re missing your social calendar, you can look forward to bars and nightclubs re-opening too. You might even be able to visit exhibitions and conferences as well, should the risk assessments be favourable and safety measures are up to par.

5. Places of Worship

In Phase One, places of worship are already allowed to host private worship for no more than five households at any one time. Religious services and congregations are set to resume in Phase 2.

6. Sports Facilities

Stadiums and Swimming Pools will be allowed to open in Phase 2, albeit with reduced capacity. The Singapore Swimming Association has even laid out a guide for swimmers.

7. Schools and Institutes of Higher Learning

Schools have been re-opening gradually since the start of Phase One, while Institutes of Higher Learning can gradually increase the number of students at their campuses at any one time from the end of June.

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When will it happen in Singapore?

The Singapore government is cautious to decide on the date for Phase 2 of Singapore’s gradual re-opening, saying that the decision would only be made around in mid-June. The Straits Times reported that Singapore seems to be on track for Phase 2 before June ends.

So far, community cases of COVID-19 have been hovering from a low of 4 cases to a high of 15 cases from the week of 2 June 2020 to 8 June 2020. With that, the average daily number of community cases has doubled from 4 to 8 in the first week of Phase 1. And the National Development Minister Lawrence Wong has stated that the increase was “within expectations”.

In other parts of the world, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has recently announced that the country will drop their COVID-19 restrictions. Officials there declared that there were no remaining known active cases of the coronavirus. In Taiwan, there have fewer than 10 active cases of the coronavirus. Perhaps that offers some hope that, with proper safety measures in place and a united, informed citizenry, the coronavirus can be contained.


Conclusion

We know you’re excited to get back to your favourite activities and places in Phase 2, but don’t forget to stay safe and follow the rules. Remember to check your vaccination status, book your appointments in advance, and use TraceTogether wherever you go. And if you’re feeling unwell, please stay home and see a doctor.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What are the current COVID-19 measures in Singapore?

A: Singapore is currently in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) from 22 July to 18 August 2021. This means that social gatherings are limited to two persons, dining-in at all F&B establishments is not allowed, and most indoor activities that involve mask-off or close contact are suspended. For more details, please refer to this article.

Q: When will Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) end?

A: Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) is scheduled to end on 18 August 2021, subject to the COVID-19 situation. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce will monitor the situation closely and adjust the measures as necessary.

Q: What can I do in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)?

A: You can still enjoy some activities and services in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), such as:

Shopping at malls and showrooms, with a reduced occupancy limit of one person per 16 sqm of gross floor area
Visiting attractions, museums, and public libraries, with a reduced operating capacity of 25%
Attending tuition and enrichment classes, with a reduced class size of 50 students
Going for personal care services that do not require masks to be removed, such as hairdressing, manicure, and massage
Exercising outdoors or at home, or at indoor gyms and fitness studios that offer mask-on and low-intensity activities
You can also order takeaway or delivery from your favourite F&B outlets, or cook your own meals at home. Check out our recipes for some inspiration.

Q: How can I stay safe in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)?

A: To stay safe in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), you should:

Wear a mask whenever you go out, unless you are eating, drinking, or doing strenuous exercise
Keep a safe distance of at least one metre from others, and avoid crowded places
Use TraceTogether app or token to check in and out of venues
Practise good personal hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing
See a doctor if you feel unwell, and get tested for COVID-19 if advised
Get vaccinated if you are eligible and have not done so


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