Covid-19 Updates: Phase 2 Re-opening and Advisories for Retail/Lifestyle Services and F&B

Dear ICCS members,

As announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, most businesses and services will reopen from 19 June onward. 

Activities to be Resumed in Phase Two (subject to Safe Management Measures)

1.   Retail establishments and lifestyle-related businesses may re-open their physical outlets. All such establishments (including malls, supermarkets and standalone stores) must adhere to the measures outlined in this advisory. Attached the relevant infographic for easy reference.

2.   Standalone food and beverage (F&B) establishments predominantly selling beverages can resume operations. F&B dine-in will also be allowed to resume, subject to liquor sales and consumption ceasing at 2230 hours. Live music, radio broadcasts and all forms of television/video screenings, as well as other forms of public entertainment such as dancing, darts or karaoke, are not allowed. All F&B establishments must adhere to the measures outlined in this advisory. Attached the relevant infographic for easy reference.

You can moreover find here attached the infographic about safe distancing  for customers use:


3.   Personal health and wellness, and home-based services will be allowed to resume. All other healthcare services, including eldercare services in the community, individual health screening and aesthetic services, may also resume.


4.   Please refer to to check if your business is allowed to resume. If so, you do not need to apply for an exemption before resuming operations. However, you must adhere to the safe management guidelines and submit your manpower details via within two weeks of the date of resumption of operations.


5.   Telecommuting must remain the default for all businesses where feasible. Employees should only come into the office when demonstrably needed.

Changes to Border Measures


6.   From 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, all travellers entering Singapore will be subject to a testing regime. More details on Singapore’s measures for inbound travellers in relation to COVID-19 can be found here.


7.   All inbound and outbound travellers who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, and leave Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, respectively, will be required to pay for their COVID-19 tests, where applicable. In addition, incoming travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, who enter Singapore from 17 June 2020, 2359 hours, will be required to pay for their stay at dedicated SHN facilities, where applicable.


8.   All Singaporeans and residents of Singapore are still advised to defer all travel abroad. However, essential business and official travel will be permitted under Green/ Fast Lane arrangements.


Useful Resources


9.   Please refer to the following links should you require more information pertaining to Phase Two and the relevant Safe Management Measures:

·        MOH press release on moving into Phase Two of re-opening

·        MOH press release on the gradual re-opening of travel and changes to border measures  

·        Advisory for Phase Two re-opening of retail establishments and lifestyle-related services

·        Advisory for Phase Two re-opening of F&B establishments

·        Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace


10.   We have updated our business advisory page ( with the latest information. We will be updating our safe management measures page with the latest Retail and F&B advisories this evening.


Best regards, 

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore