SINGAPORE – Indoor, mask-off sports activities and train actions will likely be allowed to renew in teams of two folks – down from the beforehand introduced teams of 5 – when the second stage of the economy’s reopening begins next Monday (June 21), stated the Ministry of Well being (MOH) on Friday.
These measures have been tightened within the mild of the emergence of a serious Covid-19 cluster on the Bukit Merah View market and meals centre and different new Covid-19 instances.
The category sizes for such indoor, mask-off actions will likely be restricted to 30 folks, together with the teacher.
Secure distancing of at the very least 2m between people and 3m between teams will even must be noticed.
Indoor, mask-on actions and outside, mask-off actions will likely be allowed to go on in teams of 5, with a most of 30 folks per class, together with the teacher.
All workers who work at gyms and health studios the place purchasers are unmasked will likely be positioned on a regular 14-day Fast and Easy Tests (FET) regimen, which will be made mandatory from around mid-July.
MOH stated it’ll “onboard workers in these settings as shortly as attainable onto common FET, beginning with utilizing antigen speedy checks”.
It added that these “higher-risk actions” could be allowed to extend to group sizes of 5 from mid-July “barring one other superspreader occasion or massive cluster”.
With these stricter measures in place, the Authorities will extend the current enhancement to the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) for affected sectors by three weeks, earlier than tapering it right down to 10 per cent for one more two weeks.
Eligible gyms and health studios can at the moment faucet 50 per cent wage help below JSS.
In its press launch, MOH stated: “The persistence of unlinked instances means that there are undetected instances in the neighborhood.
“Till we obtain a better charge of vaccination inside our inhabitants, public well being measures resembling testing, ring-fencing, and calibrated reopenings proceed to be our greatest defences in opposition to the virus.”