Workplace social gatherings banned from 8 September
- Social gatherings and interactions at workplaces are banned from Wednesday (Sept 8)
- Employers will be required to roll out a maximum work-from-home requirement over a 14-day period, should one or more of their workers be found to have contracted Covid-19 and have returned to their workplaces.
Changes to mandatory (FET) RRT from 13 September
- Up from once every two weeks to once a week.
- Now Includes retail mall, supermarket staff, last-mile delivery personnel and public & private transport workers.
Health risk warnings and alerts to be issued in efforts to certain clusters
- MOH will issue HRW and HRA to individuals to cast a wide net around the cases, and to contain the clusters quickly.
Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for seniors aged 60 and above, immunocompromised people from Sept
- Seniors should receive a booster dose of mRNA vaccine six to nine months after completing their two-dose vaccination regimen.
Up to half of employees can return to their workplace from 19 August
- From Aug 10, up to 50 percent of work from home employees will be allowed to return to their workplace as Singapore eases its Covid-19 restrictions.
Singapore’s unemployment rate up by 0.2% in July for first time in 10 months
- The overall unemployment rate in July was 2.8 per cent, up from 2.7 per cent in June, following tightened Covid-19 restrictions under phase two (heightened alert).
The infection group of at eight bus interchange continues to expand
- 8 bus interchange stations infected clusters added with a total of 504 cases.
Resuming entry approvals for vaccinated work pass holders and their dependents from 10 August
- Show documentary proof of their full vaccination status to the airlines before boarding and at the checkpoint upon arrival in Singapore.
- Individuals who have received their vaccinations overseas must update their vaccination record in the National Immunisation Registry (NIR) within two weeks of completion of their SHN in Singapore.
Vaccinated Travel Lanes open from 8 September
- The VTL arrangements will be piloted with Brunei and Germany.
- In lieu of SHN, these vaccinated travellers will undergo multiple Covid-19 PCR tests, including a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their scheduled departure for Singapore, an on-arrival PCR test upon arriving in Singapore, and two additional PCR tests on days three and seven.
New vaccination-differentiated border measures from 20 August 2021, 2359hrs
- Travellers from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao can enter Singapore without having to serve a Stay-Home Notice (SNH).
- They will only be subject to an On-Arrival Covid-19 PCR and if negative, will be allowed to go about their activities.
- Travellers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Germany and Republic of Korea will be required to undergo a 7-day SHN, which can be served at their accommodation of choice.
- Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders may serve their 7-day SHN at their place of residence, if conditions are suitable.
- Unvaccinated travellers from Austria, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Japan and Luxembourg will be required to undergo a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.
- Traveller who are fully vaccinated may apply to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities and serve 14-day SHN at suitable accommodation of their choice.
- Travellers from all other countries (except Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, where entry is currently not allowed) will be required to undergo a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities.