Is Phase 3 the best belated Christmas gift ever? We think so! Here's all you need to know about the lifted restrictions that'll begin on December 28th...
While we’ve all been good boys and girls downloading the TraceTogether app, keeping our masks on and staying home when we can, we can’t deny how psyched we are about Phase 3 finally happening. Yup, come 28 December 2020, we’ll be able to do so much more with our families across Singapore — it’s a very merry Christmas and New Year’s Eve for all, indeed! Wondering what’s in it for families in Phase 3? Here’s the lowdown…
Phase 3 for families in Singapore: what you need to know
Bigger playdates and birthday parties for everyone
Limiting playdates to just five kids was heartbreaking, not only for our kids, but others too. Not to mention the hassle of organising several birthday parties just so our kiddos’ special friends could be invited. Thanks to Phase 3, groups of eight will be allowed to hang, which means a happier holiday season for all!
More opps for fun with the family
Capacity limits at malls (where most of our fave indoor play centres are) are going to be increased, which means it’ll be easier to get our errands done AND let the kids have their fun afterwards. Thinking about heading to Sentosa, the zoo or museums for an awesome day out with the family during the Christmas hols? Attractions have increased their operating capacities too!
Larger worship services and weddings
Religious organisations will be allowed to increase their capacity to a maximum of 250 people. Live performances will also be allowed as well, alongside religious rites or prayers. And yes, wedding solemnisations at home can have up to eight visitors!
Whoop whoop for mall shows!
Missing your fave fam-friendly mall shows? Come Phase 3, indoor live performances will be allowed to have up to 250 people! Meanwhile, outdoor gigs will also have an increase in capacity from 100 to 250.
The Covid-19 vaccine for mum, dad, and the grandies!
Many of us have been waiting for a vaccine and we thank our lucky stars that Singapore has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which will arrive on our shores at the end of the month but distributed in phases. If you’re a Singaporean citizen or long-term pass holder, the vaccine will be free but completely voluntary. While all adults are encouraged to get vaccinated, it isn’t recommended for pregnant women, patients with compromised immunity or kids under 16.
Check in with your TraceTogether token next year
Although we’ve all downloaded the TraceTogether app and have it running on our phones, early next year, we’ll be able to use it together with a token for SafeEntry. ‘Til then, we’ll need to keep on using the app, ICs, SingPass mobile or QR reader apps to check in to places.
But remember: even when restrictions have eased, we should stay vigilant and act responsibly. Let’s keep up all the good practices we’ve learned over the past few months to keep the numbers down. Who knows, things may be back to normal sooner than we think!