The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced that fewer businesses will be permitted to operate during the Circuit Breaker. This will further reduce the number of workers who have to physically go to work, so that we can minimise the movement and interaction of people, and curb the spread of COVID-19. The Government will introduce the following additional measures targeted at workplaces:
a. Suspend the operations of less critical consumer services with effect from 21 April 2020, 2359hrs;
b. Place additional restrictions on selected consumer-facing businesses to further reduce customer interactions with effect from 21 April 2020, 2359hrs;
c. Reduce the number of businesses allowed to operate at their work premises. Affected businesses will be notified by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and have 24 hours upon notification to wind down their business operations completely.
More details about these new measures can be found here.
Businesses which had earlier received approvals by MTI to operate during the original Circuit Breaker period from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 can continue doing so until 1 June 2020. MTI will notify those businesses that have to suspend operations.