The multi-ministry task force announced that Singapore may enter Phase 3 of reopening by the end of 2020. However, this will only happen if community cases remain low.
And to ensure this, Singaporeans will need to continue observing safe management measures, which includes safe distancing and gatherings of no more than five people.
Separately, the government will be carrying out testing on larger scale so that more activities will be able to resume. For example, there will be a pilot scheme where participants of mass events have to be tested for Covid-19 before they are allowed to attend.
According to Ministry of Health (MOH), the rapid test results could be out within 30 minutes, and these tests can be done at the venue or a separate testing facility. For the latter, participants have to show certificate to certify a negative test result, which is valid for a 24-hour timeframe, including the duration of the event. However, as rapid tests have lower accuracy and could result in false positives, safe management measures should still be in place.
Apart from this, by end December, more venues will require people to check in using the TraceTogether app or tokens. This means, you won’t be able to enter those venues by scanning your NRIC or the SafeEntry QR code, or through the SingPass mobile app.
Here are other things to expect during Phase 3.
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