All you need to know about Singapore easing Covid-19 restrictions from August 21
21 August 2020| Last updated on 25 August 2020
Exercise and fitness classes will be allowed in certain spaces from September 1
On Friday, August 1st, Singapore's task force against the Covid-19 outbreak announced a new list of rules and measures during a virtual multi-ministry press conference.
According to the representative, the Government will continue to gradually resume economic and social activities in the country.
To ensure the reduced risk of the virus and the safety during these activities, additional measures were put in place and were immediately in effect.
What are the new Covid-19 rules in Singapore?
1. Singapore allows general travel to Brunei, New Zealand, and overseas students
From September 1, Singapore will allow general travellers to and from Brunei and New Zealand. Those arriving from Brunei and New Zealand can enter the country without serving a stay-home notice, however they will still need to be tested for Covid-19 on arrival.
Those intending to travel to Brunei or New Zealand are advised to check the entry requirements and precautionary measures of these countries beforehand.
Students studying in Singapore from abroad may also travel from September 1.
The Government will update the travel rules that will allow Singaporean citizens to travel for international studies.
2. Home quarantine will be reduced from low-risk destinations
Travellers arriving in Singapore from low-risk countries such as China, Malaysia, and Vietnam will no longer need to self-quarantine for 14 days. This has been reduced to seven days.
3. Odd-even weekend entry restrictions
Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza will implement odd-even weekend entry restrictions starting Aug 29. This will be based on visitors' last digits of their NRIC or Foreign Identification Number.
4. Booking multiple tables must be avoided
Food and beverage outlets across Singapore can only play soft background music.
Patrons are asked not to book multiple tables when dining out.
5. Outdoor organised fitness classes can resume
Outdoor exercise classes at SportSG centres, parks, and HDB common areas will be allowed to reopen from September 1 with social distancing and other safety measures in place.
Ministry of Health officials reported 51 new Coronavirus cases, bringing Singapore's total to 56,404.