Simplified COVID-19 measures begin: From home gatherings to mask-wearing settings, what are you allowed to do?

For home celebrations, there may be up to 10 attendees or five non-resident visitors, whichever is greater. For home funerals, the current arrangement of up to 30 attendees remains.

For large establishments and events with more than 1,000 masked people, they will be subject to a 50% capacity limit. For non-mask events, individuals will need to adhere to the 1m safe distancing requirement and applicable group size.

These apply to events and environments such as attractions, cruises, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) and large work-related events.

For example, an event with 1,200 people must be held in a venue that can accommodate 2,400 people, or the size of the event should be capped at 1,000 people.

Events where a 1m safety distance and group size limits apply will not be subject to the 50% capacity limit, as safe management measures already ensure attendees are spread out, the ministry said. of Health.

HOME GROUP MEETINGS

Households may have more than five unique visitors to the home per day.

The maximum number of unique visitors per household will be adjusted from five people per day to 5 people at a time, the health ministry said.

However, the Ministry of Health has urged everyone to continue to exercise restraint when meeting with multiple groups of friends, whether outdoors or at home, and especially if they live with vulnerable people.

GROUPS WITH CHILDREN

Unvaccinated children aged 12 and under – born in 2010 or later – do not need to be from the same household to be included in a group entering premises or participating in activities with differentiated vaccination measures.

TEAM SPORTS

Team sports for up to 30 fully vaccinated people, including players, coaches and referees, will be permitted. Teams can continue their activities at certain supervised or operated sports facilities, the Department of Health said, referring to ActiveSG and People’s Association facilities and private facilities approved by SportSG.

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth will gradually increase the number of rooms in the coming weeks.

Existing community safety management measures will apply before and after sporting activity and during breaks, the Department of Health said, adding that no additional testing requirements will be imposed as long as all participants are fully vaccinated.

However, participants are “strongly encouraged” to self-test before arriving for the sporting activity and to stay home if they test positive for COVID-19 or develop symptoms. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration form prior to the sports activity.

MIGRANT WORKERS

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will also streamline safe management measures for migrant workers living in dormitories, to align with the latest measures for the community, the Ministry of Health said.

In addition, up to 15,000 vaccinated migrant workers will be allowed to visit the community on weekdays, and up to 30,000 on weekends and public holidays, for up to 8 hours per visit.

This is an increase from current quotas of 3,000 on weekdays and 6,000 on weekends and public holidays, the health ministry said.

Sara H. Byrd