Covid-19: No Dine-In Allowed At All F&B Outlets In S’pore From 7 April 2020 Onwards

This Rule Includes Hawker Centres & Coffee Shops


  • Trade & Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing announced today that people will now not be able to dine-in at all food and beverage outlets, including hawker centres and coffee shops.
  • All food and beverage establishments will continue to operate but no dine-in is permitted.
  • The new ban will apply from April 7, 2020 until May 4, 2020.

Hello, Singaporeans. Our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has just addressed the nation concerning an update of the Covid-19 situation in our country. As the number of cases keep rising, it is safe to say that we all have a part to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. And because of that, there will be no dine-in allowed at all food and beverage outlets starting from April 7, 2020.

People Will Not Be Allowed To Dine-In At All F&B Outlets Starting 7 April 2020

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On Friday (April 3), the Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing made an announcement stating that this new rule will be implemented from April 7, 2020 onwards. This new rule of no dine-in refers to all food and beverage outlets, including hawker centres as well as coffee shops. This decision is in line with the Singaporean government’s efforts to up its measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Ministry for Trade and Industry (MTI) also mentioned that all food and beverage outlets can continue to operate on a takeaway basis or delivery. This action is to reduce interactions outside of one’s household. Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing also said that the new rule will apply from April 7 until May 4, 2020. It is also advised that F&B outlets that remain operational continue to adhere to safe distancing measures at their premises. In extension, this also applies to minimising crowds by instructing patrons to stand at least 1 metre apart at all times.

Strictly No Dine-In Allowed At All F&B Outlets, Including Hawker Centres & Coffee Shops To Minimise Covid-19 Spread

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There you have it, that’s the latest update concerning the Covid-19 situation in Singapore. We all need to play our part in ensuring that we practice social distancing when we’re out because it’s our best preventative measure. Also, remember to keep good hygiene, wash your hands thoroughly and don’t touch your face. If you are interested to read Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s full address to the nation, check it out here. Bye for now!

Adapted from and first reported by The Straits Times

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