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Group sizes for dinner groups, daily home visits to stay 5 people for Chinese New Year: MOH

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SINGAPORE: There will be no change to current security management measures during the Chinese New Year period, with the maximum group size allowed for social gatherings remaining at five people.

Likewise, the maximum number of unique visitors allowed for each household will also remain at five people per day, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday, January 21.

“Individuals may wish to take a (rapid antigen test) before such gatherings, particularly if there will be elderly or unvaccinated family members,” he said in a press release.

Rules in place at food and beverage establishments will continue to apply, which includes meeting dinners or other Chinese New Year meals at these venues.

Restaurant sizes remain limited to five people per group and reservations for multiple tables exceeding this number are not permitted, except for those in the same household.

Large-scale events, including religious processions or banquet dinners, “will continue to be banned to avoid mass-spreading events”, the health ministry said.

Meals organized by the company or “tuan bai” are also not allowed.

“Our high vaccination and booster rates give us confidence in our ability to mitigate the impact of the Omicron wave on our society and economy.

“We are seeking everyone’s cooperation to keep the safe management measures in place, especially during the CNY period,” the health ministry said.