The Ministry of Health (MOH) recently announced some measures to be observed over the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities on Feb 1 and 2. With the ongoing Covid-19 Omnicron wave in Singapore, MOH are just urging the public to exercise caution despite our high vaccination and booster rates – but don't worry, the measures are not much different from the status quo.
1. Dining at F&B establishments
Social gatherings remained capped at five persons including dine-in sizes. Multiple table bookings exceeding this amount are not allowed, except for those from the same household. Other than that, prevailing rules at food and beverage establishments will continue to apply.
2. Household visits
The maximum number of unique visitors per household remains at five persons per day. MOH also suggested that individuals may wish to take an ART (antigen rapid test) in advance of house visits or gatherings – particularly if there are elderly or unvaccinated family members present.
3. Other religious or customary activities
Large-scale events, including religious processions or dinner banquets, will continue to be disallowed to avoid super spreading events. Company-organised meals or "tuan bai" are also not allowed.
Besides the added measure on religious and customary activities, it looks like there is little to no change in safe management measures for Chinese New Year. There's no reason not to celebrate happily – just remember to put your health and safety first.
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