Optional mask-wearing in Singapore from 29 Aug, except on public transport & hospital settings.

Updated: Aug 29

Mask will still be mandatory in healthcare settings and public transport, including the MRT, LRT, and public buses.

Optional mask-wearing in Singapore from 29 Aug, except on public transport & hospital settings.

Photo by Farhan Al-Gifari

 
Following Monday (29 Aug) onwards, Singapore residents will no longer need to wear masks indoors, but a few exceptions remain!
Optional mask-wearing in Singapore from 29 Aug, except on public transport & hospital settings.

Photo Courtesy of The Straits Times


According to Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence on Wednesday (24 Aug), mask-wearing is still mandatory for the following indoor locations:
  1. Healthcare facilities.

  2. Residential care homes, welfare and sheltered homes for the aged, and adult disability homes.

  3. Ambulances.

  4. Indoor premises within hospitals and polyclinics.

  5. Public transport (MRT, LRT, public buses).

  6. Boarding areas at bus interchanges and MRT platforms.


Mask-wearing is optional for the following settings:
  1. Airport

  2. Private transport (school buses, private bus services, taxis, and private-hire vehicles)

  3. Naturally ventilated bus interchanges

  4. Retail areas located in the premises of bus interchanges and MRT/LRT stations.

  5. Retail pharmacies within a mall.


Note that passengers should check with private operators as they may still require masks as part of their company policies.


Food handlers (chefs, sous chefs, cooks, kitchen assistants, and food stall assistants) will still be required to wear masks as part of sectoral regulations, such as the Singapore Food Agency’s (SFA) requirement to maintain good hygiene standards.


To know more regarding the changes to Safe Management Measures, you may visit moh.gov.sg


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References: The Straits Times (website) Mothership (website) MSNews (website)