Hooray! After 70+ days (aka an eon) of staying in to stay safe during Circuit Breaker and Phase 1 of post-Circuit Breaker, Phase 2 is finally upon us. 

It felt like it was never going to end, but at long last there is some light to the end of this tunnel. Phase 1 of post-Circuit Breaker is coming to an end and Phase 2 will officially begin on Friday, 18 June 2020 at 11:59pm (yay!). 

But what does Phase 2 of post-Circuit Breaker entail? What changes can we expect, which shops are allowed to reopen and who can you meet? Read on as we answer all of your burning questions.  

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Why was Circuit Breaker implemented?&nbsp;” data-reactid=”23″>Why was Circuit Breaker implemented? 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="To combat the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced during a televised address on 3 April that Singapore will “impose significantly stricter measures”. These measures included closing most workplaces (with the exception of essential services), schools to implement full home-based learning and restrictions to all movements and gatherings — a complete circuit breaker.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”24″>To combat the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced during a televised address on 3 April that Singapore will “impose significantly stricter measures”. These measures included closing most workplaces (with the exception of essential services), schools to implement full home-based learning and restrictions to all movements and gatherings — a complete circuit breaker. 

A second address was made on 21 April to provide Singaporeans with an update on the COVID-19 situation, extend Circuit Breaker by another 4 weeks (from 4 May to 1 June) and further reduce the list of essential shops. The aim, then, was to bring down the number of community cases and contain “leakages” to the public from the foreign workers dormitory. 

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="When did Phase 1 of post-Circuit Breaker start?&nbsp;” data-reactid=”26″>When did Phase 1 of post-Circuit Breaker start? 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Phase 1 of post-Circuit Breaker started on 2 June and will last until 18 June 2020. During Phase 1, schools, traditional Chinese medicine clinics, places of worship, allied health services and some government service centres reopened. In addition, children and grandchildren are allowed to visit parents and grandparents, but restricted to a maximum of 2 people from the same household per visit.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”27″>Phase 1 of post-Circuit Breaker started on 2 June and will last until 18 June 2020. During Phase 1, schools, traditional Chinese medicine clinics, places of worship, allied health services and some government service centres reopened. In addition, children and grandchildren are allowed to visit parents and grandparents, but restricted to a maximum of 2 people from the same household per visit. 

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="How many people can I meet during Phase 2 of post-Circuit Breaker?&nbsp;” data-reactid=”28″>How many people can I meet during Phase 2 of post-Circuit Breaker? 

You can participate in social gatherings of no more than 5 people at any given time. They do not need to be from the same household (yes, you can legally meet your partners and friends for meals!) and there is no time limit to how long you can meet them for. 

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Can I meet or visit my parents and grandparents during Phase 2?&nbsp;” data-reactid=”30″>Can I meet or visit my parents and grandparents during Phase 2? 

Yes, you can meet your parents and grandparents for meals outside, a leisurely stroll in the park or even for grocery shopping. Alternatively, you can also visit them at their homes as long as there aren’t more than 5 visitors at any given time. These 5 visitors do not need to be from the same household and there isn’t a time limit on how long each visit lasts. 

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Which shops are scheduled to reopen during Phase 2?” data-reactid=”32″>Which shops are scheduled to reopen during Phase 2?

Here is a detailed list of shops that will reopen on 19 June 2020 and the restrictions in place to prevent a spike in community numbers. 

Business Type of shop Restrictions in place
Retail Clothing, camera, sporting goods, watch, bags, stationery, bodycare and perfume Limited number of customers will be allowed in a shop at any given time
Food and beverage Dining-in at cafes, restaurants, hawker centres, coffee shops, bars, dessert, bubble tea, drink Tables are will be placed at least 1 metre apart

A maximum of 5 people are allowed to sit together 

Sale of alcohol will stop at 10:30pm

No live music or screening of sporting events

Education Music schools, tuition centres and private enrichment classes Voice training and singing classes will still remain closed

Tables will be placed at least 1 meter apart

A maximum of 5 people are allowed to sit together 

Personal wellness  Laundry, hairdressing, beauty services, spas, manicure and pedicure, massage parlours and foot reflexology, wedding services, funeral services, pet care and training As much as possible to maintain a safe distance of 1 meter from the other customer

Limited number of customers will be allowed in a shop at any given time

Fitness centres Gyms (private and public), sports facilities (badminton, tennis, squash courts), sports halls, bowling centres and swimming pools Paintball game centres and billiard halls will still remain closed

Workout stations will be placed at least 1 metre apart

Exercise class sizes will be reduced due to social distancing guidelines

Limited number of members or visitors will be allowed in an exercise studio or sports facility at any given time

Membership-based clubs Country clubs and societies  Tables and seats will be placed at least 1 metre apart

Limited number of members will be allowed in at any given time

Healthcare services Health screening and healthcare services

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Will public spaces reopen?&nbsp;” data-reactid=”36″>Will public spaces reopen? 

Yes, public spaces like playgrounds, parks, beaches, lawns and fields, hard courts and function rooms will reopen during Phase 2 of post-Circuit Breaker. 

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Is it safe to go out and are there any safety precautions I should take?&nbsp;” data-reactid=”38″>Is it safe to go out and are there any safety precautions I should take? 

We should proceed with caution even though quite a few restrictions are planned to be lifted during Phase 2 — lesser community cases does not mean that we have won the battle against COVID-19. 

As malls and public buildings step up cleaning efforts to ensure that they remain free from COVID-19, there are also measures that you can take to protect yourself. These measures include: 

  • Always keep your mask on when you are out and bring a spare if you are using a disposable mask.
  • Actively maintain safe distancing of at least 1 meter.
  • Avoid crowds and crowded places when possible. 
  • Refrain from touching unknown objects or surfaces. In the event that you do (e.g. pressing the lift button or holding unto the escalator’s handrail), remember to sanitise or wash your hands with soap after. 

For peace of mind when you head out, get protection in the form of a personal accident insurance plan that provides well-rounded coverage. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The FWD Personal Accident and Infectious Disease Coverage insurance plan provides daily hospital allowance, protection from 24 infectious diseases (including COVID-19, Dengue Fever, Zika virus and Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease) and claims are a breeze to file as it can all be done online. Oh, and did we mention that it costs less than $0.30 a day?&nbsp;” data-reactid=”47″>The FWD Personal Accident and Infectious Disease Coverage insurance plan provides daily hospital allowance, protection from 24 infectious diseases (including COVID-19, Dengue Fever, Zika virus and Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease) and claims are a breeze to file as it can all be done online. Oh, and did we mention that it costs less than $0.30 a day? 

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A lover of gin and all things Nigella Lawson, Geralyne’s a big believer of #Adulting. She spends her leisure time serving fur-babies and doing as many mountain climbers and kettlebell swings as she possibly can.” data-reactid=”57″>By Geralyne Ong
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