Dorscon Yellow a major milestone, made possible by everyone’s hard work: Ong Ye Kung

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 limits
  • Indoor mask wearing is required, optional outdoors
  • All workers can return to the workplace. Workers can remove their masks when they are not interacting with others and not serving customers
  • Safe distancing will not be required
  • Capacity limit will be removed
  • Vaciination-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 nightspots
  • Pre-departure test before entry to Singapore no longer needed if fully vaccinated
  • TraceTogether and SafeEntry will be stepped down
  • Cross-border bus and taxi services to Malaysia will be resumed
  • There 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.