COVID-19: Dining group size limits to be lifted from 26 April 2022

The moment that we have all been waiting for since 2020 has arrived. Singapore will no longer impose group size limits from next Tuesday, 26 April 2022, meaning that you will soon be able to freely dine with your large social circles again.

image of singapore hawker centre

The new updates to Singapore’s COVID-19 regulations as of 22 April 2022 are as follows:

No limit on group sizes or visitors per household

• Safe Entry and TraceTogether check-ins will still be required for F&B establishments, nightlife establishments with dancing, and large events with over 500 participants. For everything else, check-ins will no longer be needed

• Masks will still be mandatory indoors and on public transport, but optional outdoors

• Safe-distancing will no longer be required

No capacity limits on events, compared to the previous limit of 1,000 pax

All workers will be able to return to workplaces, as opposed to the current limit of 75 per cent

• Workers will be allowed to remove their masks in workplaces when they aren’t interacting physically with others or in customer-facing areas

image of kopitiam at jurong point

The removal of group size limits marks a huge step forward for Singapore’s F&B establishments since the start of the pandemic. Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed tumultuous changes in COVID-19 regulations, such as bans on dining in and reduced capacity in eateries that have drastically affected many F&B owners’ businesses and livelihoods. Sadly, some eateries even had to close their doors for good.

Now that F&B establishments can expect to entertain bigger crowds with the removal of group size and capacity limits, we hope that our favourite restaurants, cafes, hawker centres and coffee shops will be able to thrive even better than before.

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