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Back to Phase Two: What you can and cannot do from July 22

A new set of tighter measures to combat the rising cases
Written by
Fabian Loo

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that Singapore will revert back to Phase Two (Heightened Alert) from July 22 to August 18, as a response to the rising number of new cases from emerging clusters. Here is a quick snapshot of all the things you can and cannot do as part of the stricter measures. 

Group sizes

Social gatherings will be cap at two instead of five, and each household can only receive up to two distinct visitors per day. 

MOH has also advised individuals to limit their social gatherings to no more than two a day. 

Dining in

Eating out is once again prohibited. Food and beverage establishments can only provide takeaway and delivery services

In addition, TraceTogether check-in will also be made compulsory at all hawker centres and wet markets over the next few weeks. 

Gyms and studios 

All strenuous indoor exercise classes, which require the removal of masks, will be prohibited. Mask-off activities, however, can still take place outdoors, subject to a class limit of two people. 

Other mask-on sports activities can still take place subject to a cap of 30 people in class size, with participants segmented into groups of two. 

Attractions and shopping malls

Museums and public libraries will remain open, and operate at a reduced capacity of 25 percent. This is the same for other approved attractions. 

Cinemas will still open, with a maximum of 100 people (with pre-event testing) or 50 people (without pre-event testing) allowed in each screening hall. But food and beverages cannot be sold and consumed in the cinema. 

Maximum occupancy rates for shopping malls will be further reduced from 10 sq m per person to 16 sq m per person. 


Hotel stays can still take place during this period, with a cap of two people allowed in each room. However, those from the same household can stay together, subject to the room’s maximum capacity. 

Dental and facial appointments 

Cases when the mask has to be removed – facials, saunas, and make-up services – will not be allowed to operate. Exceptions are made for medical and dental consultations. 

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