The Government has announced Circuit Breaker measures will be gradually eased from 2 June 2020, and businesses will be allowed to resume activities in a phased manner.
The road ahead to a new COVID-safe environment may be long. But with everyone playing their part and staying united, we can get through this and emerge stronger from this experience.
Gradual Resumption of Activities and Services
- Besides the businesses that have been operating as at 1 June 2020, firms that operate in settings with lower transmission risks may resume activities.
- The list of businesses (accurate as of 19 May 2020) that may operate from 2 June 2020 can be found in in this infographic. For the latest updates, please refer to https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/permittedlist.
- Businesses permitted to resume do not need to apply for an exemption before resuming operations. A class exemption will be granted for them to resume operations. However, they must submit their manpower details via https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg within two weeks of the date of resumption of operations.
- Telecommuting should be adopted to the maximum extent. Those who have been working from home so far should continue to do so.
- Businesses should continue to act in a responsible manner, and not plan or organise events that could draw large numbers of employees or customers, such as “welcome back” sales and parties.
- The scheduled resumption of business activities from 2 June is dependent on the health situation. Should community transmission rise, the Government will re-evaluate the timeline and the businesses that can resume operations from 2 June 2020.
Mandatory Safe Management Measures
- All businesses must comply with the general requirements for Safe Management Measures, and any sector-specific requirements which apply to them.
- Those who wish to report breaches or poor practices can do so via SnapSAFE – an app that allows the reporting of workplace safety and health issues to MOM.