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Unvaccinated persons cannot dine in at hawker centres, enter malls from 13 Oct 2021

Starting 13 October 2021 Wednesday, only up to two persons per group who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can dine in at hawker centres and coffee shops, and enter shopping malls and attractions.

The multi-ministry taskforce MTF announced these latest measures as part of the expanded vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) for COVID-19 at a media conference on Saturday 9th October 2021.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement “Epidemiological investigations have identified food and beverage (F&B) settings such as hawker centres, retail establishments, and shopping centres as settings frequently visited by a significant proportion of COVID-19 positive cases, including those who are unvaccinated, and later on fell very sick,”

Those who do not meet the criteria for regular F&B establishments can still buy take-away food.

Children aged 11 years and below, recovered individuals, and unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test result can be included in the group of two.

From 27 September 2021, Singapore returned to a two-person dining-in rule down from 5. This was to slow down community COVID-19 transmission.

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