Safe Distancing Measures

Gradual Resumption of Business Activities in Phases

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced on 19 May 2020 that Singapore would exit the Circuit breaker from 2 June 2020 and would embark on a controlled approach to resume activities safely over three phases.

From 02 June 2020 onwards, Phase One (Safe Re-opening) was implemented. Economic activities that did not pose high risk of transmission were allowed to resume operations, while social, economic and entertainment activities that carried higher risks remained closed. Dining-in at F&B premises continued to be disallowed and F&B outlets in parks as well as standalone outlets selling predominantly beverages remained closed.

On 15 June 2020, the MTF announced that Phase 2 (Safe Transition) would commence on 19 June 2020. Apart from a short list of exceptions, phase 2 saw the resumption of most activities, including the reopening of food and beverage (F&B) establishments selling predominantly beverages and resumption of dine-in services.

On 14 December 2020, the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that Phase 3 would commence on 28 December 2020. There would be a further relaxation of measures, including the increase of group size for gatherings from 5 to 8 persons. F&B establishments are correspondingly permitted to seat dining groups of up to 8 individuals.

On 04 May 2021, MTF announced that there will be a tightening of measures due to rising community transmission from 08 May 2021 through 30 May 2021. There will be a reduction of group size for gatherings from 8 to 5 persons. F&B establishments are correspondingly permitted to seat dining groups of up to 5 individuals.

To provide a safe environment for customers and workers, F&B establishments must implement Safe Management Measures, as required by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and comply with the COVID19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations. This includes the implementation of TraceTogether-only Safe Entry which would require check-in to premises using the TraceTogether App or the physical TraceTogether Token.

Refer to our Advisory for Food & Beverage Establishments for more information.

Contact Information

Businesses can go to for more information regarding the temporary suspension of activities.


Alternatively you may contact Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore (MTI) at

+65 6898 1800

(Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm)