ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE
Update on phase 3 (heightened alert) measures.
- On 7 July 2021, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced an update on the phase 3 (heightened alert) measures in view of the reduced COVID-19 cases in Singapore, and some key pointers include:
- Groups of up to 5 persons will be allowed to dine-in at F&B establishments;
- Work-from-home will continue to remain the default arrangement;
- Social and recreational gatherings at the workplace will be allowed, but must be limited to not more than 5 persons.
- On 2 July 2021, Singapore’s tripartite partners jointly issued an advisory, that provided guidance to both employers and employees on COVID-19 vaccination in employment settings. Some key pointers include:
- Employers should not make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory;
- Employers may, if they wish to do so, require COVID-19 vaccination as a company policy for higher risk employment settings.
- On 30 June 2021, Singapore’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced that travellers with travel history to Australia will be required to serve a 7-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) at a place of residence.
- Also, travellers from Guangdong province, Mainland China, will no longer need to serve a 7 days SHN. They will, however, still be subjected to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
- These updated border measures will take effect from 2 July, 11.59 pm onwards.