Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza to have odd-even weekend entry restrictions from Aug 29, based on last digit of IC or FIN

22-Aug-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 12:55 PM Print This Post

Visitors to shopping malls Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza will only be able to do so depending on the last digit of their identity card or foreign identification card number on the weekends starting Aug 29, as part of measures to limit crowds.

Those with an even last digit on their cards can visit these malls only on designated even dates, while those with an odd last digit can visit only on odd dates.

More details will be provided by the Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore.

Making the announcement at a virtual press conference on Friday (Aug 21), Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said the two malls attract large crowds and long queues on weekends.

He said: “We did something similar for our popular wet markets recently, so it is a system that we are familiar with.

“The multi-ministry task force will continue to monitor the situation closely, and other premises that face similar crowd management issues may also be required to adopt this entry restriction, if necessary.”

In April, popular wet markets such as Chong Pang Market and Geylang Serai Market limited patrons by implementing odd and even date entry restrictions.

At the same press conference, Education Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the multi-ministry task force tackling Covid-19 with Mr Gan, spoke about measures for continued safe dine-ins at food and beverage establishments.

The task force has observed in recent weeks that recorded music playing in restaurants to be very loud, which caused patrons to talk louder to be heard, he said.

“This is a concern because of the risk of people speaking loudly and droplets spreading easily, especially when dining in in a restaurant in close proximity within a table… As an added precaution, we will tighten the rules to make very clear to all F&B outlets that recorded music at the outlets will only be allowed a soft background music.”

Live broadcasts, both on television and radio, as well as video screenings remain disallowed.


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