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MoH releases rules on re-opening of restaurants and street vending on a temporary basis

Jul 19, 2021 | 0 comments

The Ministry of Health has issued its regulations for the sale of food and drinks by restaurants and street vendors starting from today.

In a press release Sunday, the ministry also revealed the new regulations for outdoor sport and exercise in public places, which will also be allowed to resume.

However the regulations state that the re-opening is being done on a temporary basis.

Regulation 3(1) of the Emergency Powers Regulation will take effect from today (July 19) and authorises the sale of food and drinks by restaurants and street vendors, but only by means of pick-up, curbside pick-up and drive-through until further notice.

Regulation 3(11) meanwhile allows for restaurants, caterers and those in the food industry to supply and distribute prepared meals to:
*supermarkets, markets, greengrocers, bakeries, poultry depots;
*retail membership discount stores;
*wholesale stores for the provision of food, medicine and other necessities of life;
*pharmacies;
*convenience marts at gas stations – except where authorised by the minister and
*persons ordering catered food.

“Customers and operators of the above-mentioned establishments are reminded that in-house dining shall remain strictly prohibited and that there shall be no consumption of any food or drink on the precincts, premises or roadside of said establishments and that the sale of alcohol shall also remain strictly prohibited.”

The ministry said customers and operators must also comply with other requirements of the Emergency Power Regulations.

As for public exercise and team sports, the ministry said groups of no more than five people are allowed to participate in outdoor sports and exercise in public places.

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