Singapore, 3 November 2021 – From 25 to 31 October 2021, the National Environment Agency (NEA) took enforcement action against 76 individuals, as part of stepped-up enforcement action for breaches of Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at various hawker centres.
2 Enforcement against the 76 individuals were for offences such as gathering in groups of more than two, not maintaining a safe distance of at least one metre, and not wearing masks. Masks must be properly worn over the nose and mouth when one is not eating or drinking.
Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures at Hawker Centres
3 Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) have been extended to hawker centres since 13 October 2021. From 20 October, enforcement actions have been taken against persons for infringing VDS. 20 unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated persons were found dining at hawker centres during selective checks by Safe Distancing Enforcement Officers (SDEOs) between 27 October to 2 November (both dates inclusive), and their particulars were taken down. First-time offenders who breach VDS at hawker centres will be given a written warning, and second-time offenders will face a fine of $300. Those with subsequent offences may face composition or court fines. Diners who refuse to show SDEOs the vaccination ‘green tick’ verification on the TraceTogether (TT) App, or provide their TT token to be scanned to determine the vaccination status, will also have their particulars taken down.
4 Members of public are reminded to strictly adhere to VDS as well as COVID-19 SMMs when at hawker centres, such as wearing masks covering the nose and mouth fully when not eating or drinking, and visiting in groups of no more than two. Strict compliance with COVID-19 SMMs and VDS is critical to protect one’s own health and that of others. We seek everyone’s cooperation in the transition towards a COVID-19 resilient nation.
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