COVID: Unvaccinated adults cannot bring children to tuition, enrichment in malls from Wed

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People in protective face masks are seen at a mall, as mall capacity is regulated in a series of social distancing measures to curb the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Singapore March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People in protective face masks are seen at a mall in Singapore. (Reuters file photo)

SINGAPORE — Unvaccinated caregivers of children attending tuition or enrichment classes will not be allowed to enter the malls, unlike those going to childcare centres and pre-schools.

A report by The Straits Times on Thursday (14 October) quoted an Enterprise Singapore spokesperson as saying, "Childcare centres or pre-schools are key services typically required by parents who need to return to work."

To be allowed to enter the malls, the unvaccinated caregiver can obtain a valid negative pre-event test (PET) result for the duration of the activity, or assign a vaccinated person to bring the child to the classes.

From next Wednesday, unvaccinated persons cannot enter malls and large standalone stores – as well as attractions, hawker centres, and coffee shops – under Singapore's expanded vaccination-differentiated measures.

Exemptions will be made for those who need to access medical and childcare-related services in malls or large standalone stores will be allowed to, provided they show proof of an appointment or a letter of support.

Apart from these, children aged 12 and below and unvaccinated individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, will be allowed to enter the premises.

Those who are unvaccinated will need to have a negative PET result for the required duration of the activity or service to be allowed to enter.

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