Singapore To Remove Outdoor Face Mask Mandate On 29 March

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today has announced several changes in regards to COVID-19 restrictions in the country. Among one of the major amendments to the policy is the removal of the outdoor face mask mandate.

In other words, people in Singapore will no longer need to wear masks in outdoor settings although it is still compulsory when they are indoors. Additionally, safe distancing will no longer be required in mask-on settings but the minimum 1-meter gap between groups still need to be maintained in mask-off settings.

A signboard reminding MRT passengers to wear their face masks. [Image: shawnanggg / Unsplash.]

Other changes that the Singaporean government will implement include the increase of group sizes to 10 people as opposed to the existing limit of five people. It will also allow up to a 75% capacity limit to large events or settings that usually involved more than 1,000 people.

Similarly, workplaces can soon have up to 75% of their workforce back in the office. All these amendments will be in place starting from next Tuesday, 29 March which is something that you should take note of if you are planning to visit Singapore soon under the Vaccinated Travel Lane provisions.

(Source: Lee Hsien Loong / Facebook.)

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