Hello friends! As we were all informed yesterday, the Circuit Breaker was extended to the 1st of June. With the extension, stricter measures were laid out by the government to reduce the amount of contact and casualties among the community. With that being said, here are the simplified version of our new rules.
Business Status Depends On Predominant Service Or Product
According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), these steps are crucial in minimizing the risk of transmission between workers. Whether a business will remain open or not will highly depend on the business’s main services or product. So, here what’s open and what’s closed until further notice:
1. Drinks Outlets [CLOSED]
Shops primarily selling drinks including coffee, tea, BUBBLE TEA, fruit juice, smoothies, soya bean and alcohol including beer, wine and liquor will be closed.
2. Desserts Outlets [CLOSED]
Shops primarily selling desserts like grass jelly, ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, waffles, cookies, doughnuts and more will be closed.
3. Packaged Snacks Outlets [CLOSED]
Shops primarily selling packaged snacks like nuts, potato chips, popcorn, bak kwa and more will be closed.
4. Cooked Meals Outlets [OPEN]
Meanwhile, eateries that are selling cooked meals will be allowed to take away and delivery services. “For example, if you predominantly sell hot meals and some selection of desserts, you can continue sales of all the food items that are not within the manufacturing suspended scope,” Said MTI in an interview. Outlets will be opened for takeaways and delivery only.
5. Supermarkets & Wet Markets [OPEN]
All “big” supermarkets and malls will be opened but temperature screening will be conducted. With the customers showing their particulars for contact tracing.
Circuit Breaker with Stricter Measures
These measures will be effective starting Wednesday ( April 22 ) until further notice. This was decided after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Tuesday that Singapore’s circuit breaker period would be extended to 1st June 2020.
Sources: Channel News Asia