From 27th March, you will be guilty of an offence if you do not follow the Safe Distancing Rules. In particular, you could receive a fine of up to $10,000, jail for six months, or both.
Failure To Practice Safe Distancing Is Now A Crime
It has just been announced that new regulations will be in effect from 11:59 a.m. on 27th March. The latest regulations seek to give legal force to safe distancing measures in order to fight the Coronavirus pandemic in Singapore.
Under updates to the Infectious Disease Act by the Ministry of Health, here are the various safe distancing rules we need to follow.
- Intentional sitting less than 1m away from another person in a public place is not allowed
- Intentional sitting on a fixed seat marked as not to be occupied is not allowed
- Standing in a queue less than 1m away from another person is not allowed
Practice Safe-Distancing To Keep Yourselves & Your Loved Ones Safe!
If you do not follow these rules, you will be guilty of an offence. This ensures that physical distancing of at least one meter is maintained in non-transient settings. In particular, coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping malls.