Singapore’s economy has started to get back to normal with the cases of COVID-19 slowly going down. However, as the threat of the virus isn’t over, everyone in the city-state has to continue being careful. Here are some things you should know about Singapore’s phase 2 reopening.
What Activities are Allowed?
In phase 1, only companies providing essential services were allowed to open. Even this happened with a lot of safety precautions. Well, the safety guidelines are still in place, and some sectors have restrictions on the activities they are allowed to do. Here are some activities that have been expected to start again in the city-state:
- Small social gatherings of no more than five people.
- Home-Based Businesses
- Elderly Care Services
- Personal health, wellness, and individual health screenings.
- Physical Outlets of retail stores.
- Swimming Pools, etc.
Remember, after the Singapore start of phase two, you need to make an application to run your business. You have to answer some screening questions, and the authorities will decide if you will be able to run your company without putting anyone’s health on risks.
Companies Need to Take Safety Precautions
The safety guidelines for businesses had already been released by the MOM and MOH during the starting phases of the circuit breaker. Firms need to adhere to these SafeManagement Guidelines while resuming their day to day operations:
- Every office should first make a detailed monitoring plan on how they want to make their workplace safe, complying with the requirements of the Safe Management guidelines.
- Every company should hire a Safe Management Officer, who will overlook the correct implementation of Safe Management guidelines.
- Companies should allow their employees to Work from Home for as much as possible.
- Physical travel should be limited. Virtual meetings, seminars, and programs should take over traditional ways.
- Work schedules should be staggered if employees really need to travel. A minimal number of people should be in the office at a time.
- Good hygiene should be followed in the office, including social distancing, wearing masks compulsorily, and the availability of soaps and sanitizers.
The main ones being above, there are also other requirements. One of the highlights is that every office needs to install Safe Entry in Singapore, which will help keep the records of people entering and leaving the premises, and also with contact tracing.