Wondering whether you’re allowed to go on a date with your special someone during the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker (CCB) period? Is it possible to celebrate milestones like birthdays or anniversaries with your family in person?
With the new law banning all social gatherings, you have to wait for 5 May 2020 to do all these.
As an added safety measure, COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act was passed by Parliament on 7 April 2020. The Minister for Health made the control order on 7 April 2020, which comes into force on 8 April 2020 until 4 May 2020.
Gatherings with family or friends who do not live together are banned, whether at home or in public spaces like HDB void decks and parks.
3 Things to Remember During the CCB Period
1. You are required to stay at home
- You should not enter other people’s homes, or let other people into your home.
- You can only go out to buy food or essential items, or to exercise in your neighbourhood parks.
- If you need to go out, always wear a mask.
2. Maintain safe distancing
- Limit your contact to your immediate family members.
- Do not visit friends or relatives for private social gatherings, even at home.
- When going out to buy food or essentials, maintain one metre distance from others.
- Safe distancing ambassadors and enforcements officers are deployed during this period to ensure that these measures are implemented.
3. Take these rules seriously
A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes a control order, commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction:
- To a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or
- In the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
If you are thinking of buying, selling, or renting property while the circuit breaker measures are in effect, don’t worry! Our team is still hard at work.
Learn more about Ohmyhome services during the circuit breaker period.