Guidelines on Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) for coffee shop and canteen operators

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced that from 13 October 2021, only fully vaccinated persons are allowed to dine in groups of up to 2 at coffee shops and canteens. Persons who are unvaccinated can enter coffee shops and canteens to buy food for take away.

Operators are not required to close off access points or have fixed entry/exit points. However, display signages should be placed at entrances to remind patrons that only vaccinated patrons are allowed to dine in. A sample of the signage is available here .

Safe Entry Gateway (SEGW) should also be implemented using the Safe Entry (Business App) at key nodes, such as the drink stall, to check on diners’ vaccination status wherever possible. More information on the SEGW business app is available at

We encourage all patrons, stallholders and workers who enter coffeeshops to exercise social responsibility by observing the VDS and performing SafeEntry check-in and check-out. Please also continue to ensure that masks are worn properly at all times, and practise good personal hygiene. SFA will continue to step up enforcement checks and take firm action as needed.


For more details on VDS in coffee shops and canteens, please refer to: