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Household members can go out in groups of more than 2 for 'essential activities': Ong Ye Kung

Household members can go out in groups of more than 2 for 'essential activities': Ong Ye Kung

15/5/2021 5:26:00 PM

Household members can go out in groups of more than 2 for 'essential activities': Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE: Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Saturday (May 15) said that family members staying together can go out as a group for 'essential ...

Singapore on Friday afternoon announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions amid a rise in recent community infections, including reducing the size of group gatherings to two from five and suspending dining-in at food and beverage outlets.In a reply to media queries late on Friday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that it was"prepared to be flexible" in the implementation of the group size rule.

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Advertisement“We recognise that there may be occasions where members of the same household may need to move about in groups larger than two persons, especially those with young children or elderly parents in order to look after their higher care needs,” MOH said.

“These may include taking public transport, going for medical appointments, attending classes or going to work in the same vehicle.“We are prepared to be flexible in our implementation of the general rule for such bona fide cases.”READ: 2 new COVID-19 clusters in Singapore, including tuition centre where 5 students test positive

Mr Ong responded to two other queries in his Facebook post: If families of four from the same household can travel in the same car, and if grandparents can continue to care for their grandchildren if they live in different households.On the former, Mr Ong said: “Yes, as a family unit, they can travel in the same car or take public transport together.”

He also said that grandparents can continue to help out families that require childcare support.“For families who require childcare support, grandparents may go over to help, but do keep to the cap of two visitors per household per day,” he said.“You can also send your children to their grandparents’ place, without worrying about the visitor cap.”

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