Advisory on Wearing of Mask by Employees in Food and Beverage (F&B) Establishments

Updated on 2 Jun 2020
  1. With effect from 7 April 2020, all food & beverage (F&B) establishments, including restaurants, hawker centres, coffee shops, food courts and other F&B outlets, will be open only for takeaway or delivery. Eating and drinking in the dining areas will not be allowed.
  2. There is some evidence that infected people showing no symptoms may infect others. With increased local transmission in Singapore, and the possible presence of undetected cases in the community, food handlers and F&B employees should wear a mask while they are working, such as when serving food, taking orders, and accepting payment. This provides them protection from possible transmission from others around them, and also prevents transmission to others should they be infected but asymptomatic.
  3. Food handlers and F&B employees can wear disposable or reusable masks when they operate at their premises, including the reusable masks that are distributed at the national level.
  4. MOH has issued an updated Guidance For Use of Masks and Face Shields on 1 June 2020. With effect from 2 June 2020, face shields will be treated differently from masks, and will be allowed only for specific exempt groups or settings. Please refer to MOH's Advisory and FAQs for more details.