Venue Owners Guide to Events in Singapore: Phase 2 HA

With Singapore heading to a new stage of the pandemic, events and large gatherings have started to become part of the โ€œnew normalโ€. We are celebrating this big news, for people in the events industry, those who own venues for events and of course, those who are ready to party! This is a fantastic opportunity to host events after lots of ups and downs, and we have compiled a guide for all Venue Owners to understand the rules and regulations of hosting events in Singapore. If you are an event organiser, check out our guide to hosting events for event organisers! 

Some important points to note:

  • To summarise, fully vaccinated refers to people who have completed full vaccination regimen, and it has been 2 or more weeks since their second dose to ensure it has been effective. 

1. Obtain the confirmed number of guests from the event organiser

As a venue owner, you should ensure that the guest list is within the guidelines. Here are some guidelines for different types of events in Singapore that are currently allowed to resume!

Weddings and Solemnisations

Weddings:

  • Maximum 8 guests at home, not including solemniser, vendors and members of the household. No reception is permitted. 
  • Wedding Receptions at External Venues: Up to 250 guests, if:
    • all fully vaccinated, negative PET or recently fully-recovered from COVID-19.

Solemnisations:

  • Solemnisations at External Venues: Up to 500 guests, if:
    • all are fully vaccinated, have a negative PET or have recently fully-recovered from COVID-19.
  • From 19th August onwards, solemnisation attendance will be bumped to 1000 guests, if:
    • all are fully vaccinated, have a negative PET or have recently fully-recovered from COVID-19.
  • For all events regardless of vaccination status and no PET, the maximum number of attendees is 50!
  • You may only host one reception.
  • Maximum group size per table will be 5 pax. 
MICE Events 

  • Up to 500 guests, if all fully vaccinated, negative PET or recently fully-recovered from COVID-19.
    • You may remove your mask, in line with Safe Management Measures. 
    • From 19th August onward, MICE events can have up to 1000 guests, if:
      • all have been fully vaccinated, have a negative PET or have recently fully-recovered from COVID-19.
      • For events regardless of vaccination status and no PET, the maximum number of attendees is 50!

2. Confirm vaccination status. 

  • If there are more than 50 people attending the event, all attendees are expected to:
    • be fully vaccinated
    • have recovered from COVID-19 OR
    • have a negative PET
  • Ask the event organiser to provide you a list of who falls into each category. Use this to split everyone up into these three groups to assist you with checks on the day of. 
  • It is your choice as venue owners to ask for proof of status of each guest before the event. It is important for you to check it on the day.
  • On the day of, make sure you check identification alongside the requested proof.
  • Pro-tip: Set up three separate tables within the venue near the arrival area and register attendees based on their status. This will allow for a more organised flow and will make the process easier!
    • For vaccinated individuals, you can check vaccination status 3 different ways (and all against their identification):
      • TraceTogether App
      • HealthHub MOH Certificate
      • Physical Vaccination Card 
    • For those who recovered from COVID-19, you can check their:
      • First positive PCR test [and latest negative test result depending on when they were infected]
    • For those who have taken a PET you can check:
      • TraceTogether App shares COVID-19 test results (see below)
      • HealthHub COVID-19 Records 
      • Negative Test SMS
      • Digital certificate (If applicable)
From TraceTogether App, both vaccination and any recent tests will reflect here.

3. Ensure contact-tracing is in place. 

Before the event, confirm that you have the correct contact details for all attendees and keep the records handy for at least 14 days after the event. Set up your SafeEntry QR code in a convenient and visible location. From August 19th onward, there is no requirement for temperature screening.

4. Check all COVID-19 safety measures at the Venue.

  1. Is there enough space to accommodate between 2-1000 people in your space? 
  2. What is a safe distance between tables and chairs?
  3. Are there a maximum of 5 seats around a table for F&B?
  4. Are there enough sanitation stations? [Sanitisers, extra masks].

5. Have fun! 

As venue owners, you’ve all had a difficult year! Enjoy your chance to lend your venue to someoneโ€™s special day or a big conference! Youโ€™ve earned it!
We hope this guide makes it easier for you as a venue owner to help organise yourself for your next events. Make sure to stay updated with the guidelines on gov.sg, stay safe and good luck!

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