No. S 254
COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020
(ACT 14 OF 2020)
COVID-19 (Temporary Measures)
(Control Order) Regulations 2020
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 34(1) of the COVID‑19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, the Minister for Health makes the following Regulations:
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Citation and period in force
1.—(1)  These Regulations are the COVID‑19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.
(2)  These Regulations are in force starting 7 April 2020.
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Definitions
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“at work” includes to work, for the time being working, on a break when working, or customarily working;
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“authorised service” means —
(a)the provision of any goods or services by the Government or any public body in the exercise of its public functions; or
(b)the provision of any goods or services specified —
(i)on the prescribed website; or
(ii)in a conditional permit mentioned in paragraph (c) of the definition of “permitted enterprise”;
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“boarding premises” has the meaning given by section 2(1) of the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015 (Act 3 of 2015);
“business” includes any business in Singapore, whether or not carried on for profit;
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“common property” has the meaning given by section 3(1) of the Land Titles (Strata) Act (Cap. 158);
“contractor”, “occupier” and “principal” have the meanings given by section 4(1) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act (Cap. 354A);
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“customer” includes a prospective customer and, in relation to the operator of a specified dormitory, includes a resident of that dormitory;
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“Director” has the meaning given by section 2 of the Infectious Diseases Act (Cap. 137);
“early childhood development centre” has the meaning given by section 2 of the Early Childhood Development Centres Act 2017 (Act 19 of 2017);
“education business” means providing, in the course of any business and whether involving the provision of care or otherwise —
(a)lessons or coaching in, or for participation in, a cultural, recreational or sporting activity;
(b)private tutoring;
(c)full-time education for the purpose of preparing students for any examination that leads to a qualification awarded by any person other than the person which provides the full-time education or that entitles the students to be admitted to an education institution;
(d)a course of instruction, training or teaching leading to the award of a diploma, degree, certificate or other qualification;
(e)post‑secondary education and training which is directed towards the development or upgrading of skills and knowledge in relation to work in commerce or industry; or
(f)a post‑secondary education program that leads to the development of knowledge and skills that are not specific to any particular occupation;
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“employee” and “employer” have the meanings given by section 6 of the Workplace Safety and Health Act;
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“enforcement officer” means a person appointed under section 35(1) of the Act;
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“Enterprise Minister” means the Minister charged with the responsibility for domestic business policies;
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“event” includes a meeting or gathering of any nature;
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“face shield” means any film made from plastic or other transparent material designed or made to be worn like a visor, covering from the wearer’s forehead to below the chin area and wrapping around the sides of the wearer’s face, to provide the wearer protection against smoke, dust or liquid spatter;
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“foreign employee” has the meaning given by section 2(1) of the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015;
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“funeral event” means a funeral, funeral wake or funeral procession;
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“management corporation” has the meaning given by section 3(1) of the Land Titles (Strata) Act;
“mask” includes any paper or textile covering designed or made to be worn over the nose and mouth to provide the wearer protection against infections or air pollution, but excludes a face shield;
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“maximum permissible group size”, for any gathering of individuals in a room or place, means —
(a)if the gathering is for a solemnization of a marriage in any room or place that is not a place of residence —
(i)the maximum number of individuals which the room or place may accommodate if regulations 10B(1)(k) and 12 are complied with and notified by the occupier of the premises; or
(ii)21 individuals,
whichever number is the lower;
(b)if the gathering is for a funeral event —
(i)the maximum number allowed under regulation 13(2)(a); or
(ii)the maximum number of individuals which the room or place may accommodate if regulations 10B(1)(k) and 12 are complied with,
whichever number is the lower;
(c)if the gathering is a class organised by a permitted enterprise providing an education service in a room or place —
(i)the maximum number specified in Part 5 of the First Schedule; or
(ii)the maximum number of individuals which the room or place may accommodate if regulations 10B(1)(k) and 12 are complied with,
whichever number is the lower;
(d)if the gathering is in a place of residence — the maximum number allowed under regulation 4(4) for individuals not ordinarily resident in that place of residence plus those individuals so resident, whether or not the place of residence is also a permitted premises;
(e)if the gathering is permissible under regulation 13F — the maximum number allowed under that regulation; or
(f)5 individuals, in any other case;
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“movement control measure”, in relation to an individual, means a requirement for the individual not to leave a place of accommodation because of —
(a)an order made under regulation 3(1) of the Infectious Diseases (COVID-19 — Stay Orders) Regulations 2020 (G.N. No. S 182/2020);
(b)regulation 3(2) of the Infectious Diseases (COVID‑19 — Stay Orders) Regulations 2020; or
(c)an order under section 15 or 17 of the Infectious Diseases Act;
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“operator”, in relation to a specified dormitory, has the meaning given by regulation 13(3);
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“permitted enterprise” means —
(a)the Government or any public body;
(b)a person who provides any goods or services specified on the prescribed website, in the course of business; or
(c)a person who has a conditional permit from the Enterprise Minister authorising the person to provide goods or services in the course of business;
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“permitted enterprise worker”, in relation to a permitted enterprise —
(a)means an employee of the permitted enterprise designated by his or her employer as a permitted enterprise worker; and
(b)where the permitted enterprise is a principal, includes any individual as follows who is designated by the principal as a permitted enterprise worker:
(i)an individual who is a contractor or a subcontractor of the permitted enterprise;
(ii)an employee of a contractor or subcontractor in sub-paragraph (i),
where the contractor or subcontractor or employee (as the case may be) works under the direction of the permitted enterprise as to the manner in which the work is carried out;
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“permitted premises” means any premises (with a unique street name and number or land parcel number), or a vessel, where a permitted enterprise ordinarily carries on any business, undertaking or work connected with providing its authorised service, but excludes any vehicle or aircraft;
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“personal appearance service” has the meaning given by regulation 13(3);
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“place of residence” means —
(a)in relation to a subdivided building, an apartment or unit or a flat or lot in that building that is used as a complete and separate unit for the purpose of habitation or business;
(b)in relation to a boarding premises in Singapore, a room comprised in the boarding premises for the accommodation of one or more boarders or lodgers at those premises, but not a room with shared facilities such as a communal living room, bathroom, laundry or kitchen; and
(c)in relation to a building in Singapore used as specified accommodation or a specified hostel, a room in the building for the accommodation of one or more guests or residents of the specified accommodation or the specified hostel;
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“prescribed website” means the Internet website of the Government at https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/permittedlist/;
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“public body” means a body corporate established by a public Act for the purposes of a public function;
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“public path” has the meaning given by section 2(1) of the Active Mobility Act 2017 (Act 3 of 2017);
“retail business” means a business the principal purpose of which is —
(a)selling goods by retail;
(b)providing retail services; or
(c)hiring by retail, or displaying goods for the purpose of selling them by retail or hiring them out;
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“retail food and drinks establishment” has the meaning given by regulation 13(3);
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“retail market” is an assemblage of stalls, styled or described as a market or court, that —
(a)is predominantly used for retail businesses; and
(b)operate in a building or other permanent structure the sole or dominant use of which (or of the part in which the market operates) is the operation of the market or court;
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“retail shop” means any premises or place used for retail business, and includes a supermarket, department store, retail food and drinks establishment and retail market, but does not include —
(a)a vending machine; and
(b)a medical clinic, a dental clinic or other healthcare establishment;
Examples of retail shop
Laundry or dry cleaner.
Service station for the sale by retail of fuels and lubricants for motor vehicles.
Pet shop or pet food and supplies shop.
Stall in a food court.
Cake shop.
Motor vehicle showroom.
Gardening centre.
Betting outlet.
Hairdresser or beauty therapy shop.
Post office.
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“retail shopping centre” means a cluster of units in premises (not being the stalls in a market) that has all of the following characteristics:
(a)at least 5 of the units in the premises are used wholly or predominantly for the carrying on of one or more listed businesses as retail shops;
(b)the units —
(i)are all owned by the same person;
(ii)have (or would if leased have) the same lessor or the same head lessor; or
(iii)comprise lots within a single strata plan under the Land Titles (Strata) Act;
(c)the units are located —
(i)in one building; or
(ii)in 2 or more buildings that are either adjoining or separated only by common areas or other areas owned by the person in paragraph (b)(i) or (ii);
(d)the cluster of units is promoted as, or generally regarded as constituting, a shopping centre, shopping mall, shopping court or shopping arcade;
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“room” means any area within a building that is fully enclosed on all sides;
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“specified accommodation” means a hotel and any other similar building or boarding premises, not being a specified dormitory, specified hostel or a public institution —
(a)in which persons are lodged for hire or reward of any kind (whether or not the cost of such hire or reward is paid for by such persons); and
(b)where domestic service is provided by the owner, lessee, tenant, occupier or manager for the person so lodged;
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“specified dormitory” means any boarding premises that provides accommodation to 7 or more foreign employees and that is not a specified hostel;
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“specified hostel” means any premises providing accommodation for guests, on land approved for use as a backpackers’ hostel, boarding house or guest house under the Planning Act (Cap. 232);
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“specified school” means —
(a)a school in receipt of grant-in-aid under the Education (Grant‑in‑Aid) Regulations (Cap. 87, Rg 3);
(b)a school specified in paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the Compulsory Education (Exemption) Order (Cap. 51, O 1);
(c)a school specified in Part II of the Schedule to the Education Endowment and Savings Schemes (Edusave Pupils Fund) Regulations (Cap. 87A, Rg 1); or
(d)any of the following universities:
(i)National University of Singapore;
(ii)Nanyang Technological University;
(iii)Singapore Institute of Technology;
(iv)Singapore Management University;
(v)Singapore University of Social Sciences;
(vi)Singapore University of Technology and Design;
“specified symptom” means any of the following symptoms:
(a)coughing;
(b)sneezing;
(c)breathlessness;
(d)a runny nose;
(e)loss of sense of smell or anosmia;
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“subdivided building” means a multi-storey building consisting of 2 or more premises that is used or intended to be used as a complete and separate unit for the purpose of habitation or business or for any other purpose;
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“symptomatic case” means an individual who is febrile or shows, or declares that he or she has, any specified symptom;
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“visitor”, in relation to the permitted premises of a permitted enterprise, means an individual who has a lawful reason to enter or remain in those premises but is —
(a)not a permitted enterprise worker of that permitted enterprise;
(b)not a customer of the permitted enterprise; and
(c)not a resident of the permitted premises that is a specified dormitory or a guest of the permitted premises that is specified accommodation or a specified hostel;
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“wear”, in relation to any provision in these Regulations requiring a mask to be worn, means to wear a mask over and covering the wearer’s nose and mouth, with the mask touching the wearer’s nose and cheeks.
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(2)  In these Regulations, an individual may be regarded as a member of the same household of another individual if the firstmentioned individual is any of the following ordinarily living in the same place of residence as the other individual:
(a)a spouse of that other individual;
(b)a parent, a child or a sibling of that other individual;
(c)an individual with whom that other individual has an agreement or arrangement, whether oral or in writing and whether express or implied, to live in the same place of residence.
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(3)  In these Regulations, a reference to a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild or sibling in relation to an individual includes a reference to a step-parent, stepgrandparent, stepchild, stepgrandchild or stepsibling or a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild or sibling, by adoption, of that individual.
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(4)  In these Regulations, a green or an open space (or any part thereof) is treated as not accessible to the general public if around it or part of it, there is placed any tape, barrier or other cordon, or any sign, indicating that that green or open space or that part of it is closed or not open for use.
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Application
3.  These Regulations do not apply in relation to —
(a)the Government or any public body, save where provided expressly;
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(b)a specified school; or
(c)any early childhood development centre licensed under the Early Childhood Development Centres Act 2017.
Made on 7 April 2020.
NG HOW YUE
Permanent Secretary
(Health Development),
Ministry of Health,
Singapore.
[AG/LEGIS/SL/65C/2020/2 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 34(4) of the COVID‑19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020).