As you know, Singapore has entered Phase 2 of Covid-19 pandemic recovery. Since the start of Phase 2 on 19 June 2020, the maximum capacity for weddings has been 20 persons. However, starting from 4 August 2020, that limit was increased to 50 persons. Here are some things to note:

SOLEMNISATIONS
1. Solemnisation with guests:
ALLOWED VENUES:
• Places of worship
• HDB common areas
• Other external venues
CAPACITY: Maximum of 50 persons (including the couple, excluding the solemniser, vendors and premise staff) for the entire event, subject to the venue’s capacity limit based on safe management principles. Vendors and premise staff should be kept to a minimum.

2. Solemnisation with witnesses only:
ALLOWED VENUES:
• Homes
• The Registry of Civil and Muslim Marriages (ROM/ROMM) Building
• Designated areas at the National Museum of Singapore operated by ROM
CAPACITY: Maximum of 10 persons (including the couple, excluding the solemniser and vendors), as these venues tend to be smaller.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS
CAPACITY: Maximum of 50 persons (including the couple, excluding the solemniser, vendors and premise staff) will be allowed for the entire event, subject to the venue’s capacity limit based on safe management principles. Vendors and premise staff should be kept to a minimum.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be launching a pilot program to allow couples to hold ONE wedding reception in venues that are permitted to serve food and drinks (e.g. restaurants, hotels).

Prevailing safe management measures must be strictly adhered to:

1. Table Arrangements
a. Guests should be split into fixed groups of up to 5 persons each, with no intermingling or mixing between groups. An exception may be made for a designated core “wedding party” comprising up to 20 persons (this includes the bride and groom, and could include both sets of parents and the bridal party).
b. At least one metre of safe distancing must be observed between groups, as well as between the “wedding party” and other groups, at all times.
c. Venue operators and owners holding these events must ensure that the physical set-up and event arrangements are in accordance with the above groupings and other safe management measures.

2. Use of Face Masks
a. All attendees are to wear masks at all times, with the exception of the bride and groom who may wear face shields instead. Masks may be removed momentarily for photo-taking.

3. Food and Beverage
a. Self-service buffets are not allowed. Consider serving bento set meals or food that is plated individually.
b. No sale or consumption of alcohol is allowed after 10.30pm.

4. Contact Tracing
a. All guests should check-in to the event using SafeEntry.
b. All guests should download and activate TraceTogether before attending the event.

5. High-risk Activities
a. Live performances or activities involving singing or loud talking/shouting are not allowed. It does mean the customary “yam seng” is not allowed at the moment.

OTHER WEDDING-RELATED ACTIVITIES
Including customary rites and ceremonies.

Adhere to prevailing gathering size limits (e.g. up to 5 visitors to each household, or up to 5 persons in a group outside the home).

Disclaimer:
1. Information taken from MOH press statement and the Singapore Government Agency Website as at 30 July 2020. Kindly check the Singapore Government Agency Website for latest updates.
2. This article should not be evidence in a court of law. It is simply an attempt to make understanding of the actual content.

Update as at 30 July 2020

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