On 21st April 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced tighter measures during the Circuit Breaker period, with fewer businesses permitted to operate. Within the F&B sector, standalone outlets (excluding those in hawker centres, food courts and coffeeshops) that sell only beverages, packaged snacks, confectionaries or desserts will be required to close their outlets. All other F&B outlets that sell meals can continue to remain open for takeaway and delivery services only.
These tightened measures have increased the demand for Ready-to-Eat (RTE) food by consumers. As such, some SFA-licensed operators permitted to remain open during the Circuit Breaker period may have plans to open their premises for use by external 3rd parties.
SFA would like to remind all licensees that they are responsible for their licensed premises and must ensure compliance to SFA’s licensing conditions and food safety regulatory requirements. This includes ensuring that all food handlers operating within the premises have attended and passed the Basic Food Hygiene Course. Licensees will be held accountable for any lapses that occur in their premises, including by 3rd parties using their premises.