Companies in Singapore have been given the green light to hold larger work-related events for between 51 to 1,000 people, with organisers only needing to notify the authorities â€“ rather than seek approval â€“ before proceeding.
This is, however, subject to conditions such as ensuring that the event has no mask-off activities, such as to consume F&B, and participants must be seated or standing in fixed positions, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
Participants are also required to keep a distance of at least one metre from each other, and be split into zones of 100 people each, with at least two metres between zones.
Attendees also have to be fully vaccinated, have recovered from Covid-19 within the past 180 days, or be medically ineligible for vaccines under the national vaccination programme.
Event organisers of work-related events â€“ such as conferences, meetings, seminars, townhalls, annual general meetings and corporate retreats â€“ will also be required to submit relevant documents such as the floorplan and event schedule.
For work-related events with 50 or less, they can continue to be held without needing to notify the authorities.
Business events for up to 1,000 people, where there will be more interaction between participants, will still require approval from the relevant authorities.