What you can or cannot do after we exit ‘Circuit Breaker’

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1st of June, this is the date we have all been waiting for, the day where we finally exit ‘Circuit Breaker’.

However, with the recent mention of Singapore exiting ‘Circuit Breaker’ progressively in phases, this has led to many wondering ‘so what can we or cannot do?’.

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Fret not! We are here to break down things for you!

1. Can I go back to work?

It depends on your job!

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The Government will first resume economic activities that do not pose a high risk of transmission in the first phase.

However, the authorities said that telecommuting must be used to the “maximum extent”. 

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According to the authorities, those who have been working from home so far should continue to do so, and employees should go to the office only where demonstrably necessary, such as when they have to use specialised systems and equipment that cannot be accessed from home, or to fulfil legal requirements. 

To put things simply, just continue to work from home, unless you die die cannot work from home ok?

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2. Can students go back to school as per normal?

Not really!

During the 1st Phase, students from graduating cohorts (in Primary and Secondary Schools) will be allowed to return to school, however, other cohorts will rotate weekly, alternating between home-based learning (HBL) and returning to school.

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As for Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute, they will arrange to have half of their students back in school at any one time.

Students in the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) whose terms are in session will be able to return to campus for practical and lab-based sessions, with lectures remaining online.

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Co-curricular activities, enrichment activities and tuition will not resume.

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3. Can I eat out?

Cannot. Dining in at food and beverage outlets will not be allowed.

The authorities advise everyone to leave home only for essential activities and to wear a mask when doing so.

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4. Can I visit my household members that I’m not staying with?

Can BUT each receiving household should limit such visits to only 1 per day, and to not more than 2 persons who must be from the same visiting household. 

Siblings will not be allowed to visit each other.

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This move to allow households to visit their parents or grandparents will allow families to spend time and provide support to one another.

According to the authorities, dropping off children at parents’ and grandparents’ homes for childcare will also be allowed, subject to the same limit of two visitors from the same visiting household per day.

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It is still advised for us to continue to limit contact with others outside of their household and seniors should refrain from leaving their homes to visit their families.

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5. Can I finally dye or perm my hair?

CAN, time to say goodbye to your outgrown roots!

Hairdressers and barbers will be allowed to resume all services, beyond just basic haircut services.

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Hari Raya is around the corner! We would like to wish all the Muslims a wonderful Raya this year!

Though we may not be able to gather during this period, I am sure we will still be able to have a fulfilling Raya this year!

Because technology is our best friend! (I meant for Zoom family gatherings, not Duit Raya!)

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If you are interested, you can learn more about Singapore’s exit from ‘Circuit Breaker’ here.

Remember us exiting the ‘Circuit Breaker’ doesn’t mean we are totally safe from COVID-19! We still have to continue practicing social distancing and maintain our own personal hygiene!

If you’re in need of any supplies, feel free to drop us a message at +65 9457 2440 or call +65 6358 4231 😉 We are currently selling masks and thermometers! Let us fight COVID-19 together!

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