Moving Forward in Phases

After the Circuit Breaker ended on 2nd June, we are now currently in Phase 1 and moving into Phase 2 this Friday! Here is a quick summary of what to expect in the next 3 Phases.

Phase 1: Safe Reopening


  • More can now commute to work, instead of working from home.

  • Re-opening of more services (motor vehicle servicing, air-conditioning servicing, basic pet services, and hairdressers or barbers offering all services)

  • F&B unable to resume normal operations.

Family & Gatherings

  • Visit your family members but only once a day and limited to 2 visitors that stay in the same household.

  • Places of worship can reopen only for private worships

  • Marriage solemnisations, funerals and wakes can resume but limited to 10 persons.

  • Social gatherings are not allowed, Singaporeans are encouraged to stay at home unless it is necessary to leave the house.


  • The graduating cohort can attend school daily, while paying attention to social distancing and wearing of masks.

  • Other students have to rotate between home-based learning and attending school, same protective measures apply.

  • Co-curricular activities and tuition cannot resume.


  • Healthcare services and preventive health services can resume

  • One-to-one sessions for complementary healthcare services will resume as well.

  • All other senior-centric activities will remain suspended to protect our seniors.

  • Senior Activity Centres will resume gradually to help seniors with little or no social support.

Phase 2: Safe Transition

Transitioning into Phase 2 is only possible with low and stable transmission rates from Phase 1


  • Sports & Recreation centres such as gyms, beaches, playgrounds, swimming pools and bowling centres will reopen

  • F&B services will reopen, and you will be able to dine-in if in a group of less than 5 people

  • Malls and Retail shops can reopen but with limited capacity.

  • Alcohol sale and consumption will stop at 10:30pm.

Family & Gatherings

  • Social gatherings of up to 5 people are allowed.

  • Households can have up to 5 visitors

  • Safe distancing of at least 1m between individuals should be kept in place. If it's not possible to maintain the 1m safe distance between individuals, 1m distance should be maintained between groups and do not mix between groups.

  • Weddings, wakes and funerals can hold up to 20 people.


  • All students are able to return to school daily from 29th June onwards.

  • Tuition and other private enrichment classes can resume except singing and vocal training centres


  • More healthcare services can reopen including aesthetic services and individual health screening

  • Eldercare services in the community are allowed to resume operations

  • Face-to-face visits at nursing homes, welfare homes and disability homes are all allowed.


  • Short-term visitors will not be allowed.

  • All travellers have to pay for their own COVID-19 test upon returning Singapore after the 17th of June 11:59pm.

  • Travellers that are not Singaporeans or Permanent-Residents have to bear the full cost of staying at SHN facilities.

  • Travellers entering Singapore after 18th June from these locations in the last 14 days do not need to serve SHN in dedicated facilities.

  • Australia

  • Brunei

  • Hong Kong

  • Japan

  • Macau

  • China

  • New Zealand

  • Korea

  • Taiwan

  • Vietnam

Phase 3: Safe Nation

The new lifestyle that we will be leading before an effective vaccine is found.

  • Social, cultural, religious and business gatherings or events can resume but the number of people attending these gatherings will be kept small.

  • Services and activities that involve significant prolonged close contact, or crowd management risks in an enclosed space, can reopen. Examples such spas, massages, cinemas, theatres, bars, pubs and nightclubs.

  • Seniors can safely resume day-to-day activities, while ensuring safe distancing and avoiding crowded places.

The New Normal

As Singapore slowly reopens, the risk of infection is higher.

  • Continue to stay at home and be socially responsible for yourself and others.

  • Wear masks when not at home

  • Wash your hands with soap frequently

  • Avoid sharing food and utensils

  • If you are ill, stay at home

  • Avoid socialising out of your workplace or class

All these information can be found on and The Ministry of Health’s website.

To find out more about what you can do now that the Circuit Breaker is over, read this!!


Regine Lu

Avid lover of Açaí

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