Dorscon Yellow a major milestone, made possible by everyone’s hard work: Ong Ye Kung April 23, 2022 After more than two years of Dorscon orange, Singapore will lower the Dorscon level to yellow on Apr 26, 2022. This and other easing of restrictions were announced by the Multi-ministry Task Force on Apr 22. The Dorscon level is a colour-coded framework that shows the current disease situation. The framework provides general guidelines on what needs to be done to prevent and reduce the impact of infections. Singapore raised the level from yellow to orange on Feb 7, 2020. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung took to Facebook on Apr 23 to describe Dorscon yellow as a very major milestone for Singapore and made possible because of everyone’s hard work and perseverence. He added: “The pandemic is not over, but we – especially our healthcare workers – can finally catch a breather.” Other easing of measures From Apr 26 onwards: There will be no more group size limitsIndoor mask wearing is required, optional outdoorsAll workers can return to the workplace. Workers can remove their masks when they are not interacting with others and not serving customersSafe distancing will not be requiredCapacity limit will be removedVaciination-Differentiated SMMs (VDS) will be removed at most places but not dropped completely as it is still needed for big events, F&B outlets and some nightspotsPre-departure test before entry to Singapore no longer needed if fully vaccinatedTraceTogether and SafeEntry will be stepped downCross-border bus and taxi services to Malaysia will be resumedThere will be no more health risk notices As certain events and activities will still be observing VDS, Minister Ong urged everyone to keep the TraceTogether app or token. “Let’s continue to exercise social responsibility as we move towards pre-COVID normalcy.” Cover photo credit: Ong Ye Kung Facebook page.