The day is not far any longer now folks as Singapore gears up to exit Circuit Breaker come early June.
I don’t know about you, but I’m almost reaching the limit of being cooped up at home, and this is certainly a welcome change indeed.
For all those of you who yearn for travel or a staycation getaway right as Circuit Breaker lifts, it looks like you will probably have to wait for another few months sadly.
While people have been expectantly waiting for restrictions to be lifted and hoping for life to go back to the same way pre-Circuit Breaker, it looks like things would be developing far slower than many would hope for.
Rolling out in three phases beginning from June 2, Phase 1 is dubbed “Safe Reopening” and is expected to span over the first four to six weeks from June 2.
During Phase 1, economic activities that would not pose high risks of transmission are allowed to resume operations. These would range from basic pet services to F&B manufacturing companies.
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Singaporeans will be allowed to visit their parents or grandparents from June 2, but with some restrictions in place. Each household can receive up to only 2 visitors once a day when the circuit breaker ends. Here are some other restrictions announced by MOH: 1. The visitors must come from the same household 2. Siblings will not be allowed to visit one another Link in bio @straits_times 📸: Kua Chee Siong #coronavirus #covid19 #StraitsTimes #SGUnited #StayHome #circuitbreaker
Most social, economic, and entertainment activities unfortunately, would not be allowed to open. Delivery and take-away services will continue to be the norm as dining-in will still not be permitted.
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Back to school 🎓. Daily classes on school premises will be held only for the graduating cohorts of students in Primary 6, Secondary 4 and 5. Students will wear masks or face shields while attending their lessons. All other students will alternate weekly between home-based learning and classes in school. For more on the other adjustments planned for schools and pre-schools, hit the link in bio @straits_times 📸: Gavin Foo #backtoschool #coronavirus #covid19 #StraitsTimes #SGUnited #StayHome #circuitbreaker
Phase 2 is “Safe Transition” and this is where you start to see various businesses gradually open from gyms to dining-in in restaurants and hawker centres. Schools will also look to fully reopen during this period.
Phase 3, “Safe Nation”, is where society goes back to the way things were, albeit this may be one of those cases where life may never truly be the same. While social gatherings and the like can resume, safe management protocols will be in place.
It increasingly looks like it is only during this phase that hotels can gradually accept reservations and receive guests. Even then, you’ll be looking at a lot of digital check-ins and processes that you were used to may change entirely with the Coronavirus impact.
The Singapore government is taking the conservative approach to reopening the economy and it seems hotels understand that it’ll be a gradual process.
For all of us who crave the wanderlust, or just want an escape, it appears it’ll be awhile before we’ll be able to do any of that.