This advisory has been updated to reflect the higher limits for worship services and solemnizations as announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on 23 Sep 2020.
Issued on 18 Jun 2020
Paragraphs 4 to 6 updated as of 2 Aug 2020
Paragraph 10 updated as of 18 Aug 2020
Paragraphs 4, 5, 8, 10 to 15, 18, 19 updated as of 30 Sep 2020
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
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1 Besides the couple and their two witnesses, the core wedding party can comprise a group of close family and / or friends who are required or expected to interact with one another during the course of the solemnization.
3 Persons who are speaking to a group in a classroom or lecture-style setting, where they largely remain at the spot from which they are speaking, may wear face shields in lieu of masks, and must be at least 1 metre away from any other individual.
4 Places of worship that are located in residential units may re-open, subject to prevailing restrictions on homes and households, where visits are limited to no more than 5 visitors at a time.
5 Children twelve years and below, as well as persons who have health conditions that may result in breathing or other medical difficulties when a mask is worn for a prolonged period of time, may wear a face shield in lieu of a face mask.
6 This total cap is the combined number of persons participating in the various permitted activities (excluding congregational and other worship services) on the premises at any one time, excluding the religious and supporting workers. Respective caps on the individual activities will continue to apply.
7 For example, this could be a separate religious class involving 50 persons, or a religious rite involving up to 50 persons.
9 If cross-deployment cannot be avoided (e.g. due to the nature of the job), additional safeguards must be taken to minimise the risk of cross-infection (e.g. systems are in place to ensure no direct contact with the cross-deployed personnel).