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Dance the night away because nightlife businesses are set to resume this April 19

Put on a sexy dress and produce a negative ART test.

Written by
Izza Sofia

Rush hour traffic is back. And nightlife is once again going back to pre-pandemic times.

The pandemic pretty much emptied Singapore’s streets, but after two terrible, painful years, the city is now defying those declarations – and getting its mojo back because all nightlife businesses will be allowed to fully reopen from April 19. 

To ensure the safe resumption of the sector, all nightlife establishments will operate with Covid-19 safety measures in place. Appropriate safe management measures will be imposed on F&B outlets, retail liquor establishments and even live entertainment venues, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

For nightlife establishments such as nightclubs and discotheques (basically places that offer dancing among patrons as an activity), you will need to produce a negative antigen rapid test (ART) supervised by a Ministry of Health approved test provider - either in-person or remotely before you're granted access into the establishment. 

The Covid-19 test will be valid for 24 hours from the time of the test result. You have to get tested before the start of the visit, and at most 24 hours before the end of the attendance at the event or activity, said the ministries.

The latest announcement follows Singapore’s recent easing of Covid-19 measures, where alcohol can be enjoyed after 10.30pm and group sizes are now increased up to 10 fully vaccinated people.  

Safety measures:

    • Maximum group size: 10 fully vaccinated people
    • Covid-19 Testing: Supervised ART required for patrons heading to venues offering dancing as an activity
    • Masks: Required to wear indoors, optional outdoors
    • Safe distancing: 1m between individuals or groups when masks are off
    • Capacity limits: 75 percent for events with more than 1,000 people, no capacity limit for events fewer than 1,000 people. 

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