Church is open. Photo: Aaron Burden,

In an announcement marking a return to full pre-pandemic regulations, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that from Oct 10, all COVID-19 vaccination-differentiated measures will be lifted, according to Channel NewsAsia.

This includes all restrictions affecting the F&B industry, nightlife establishments, as well as large events with more than 500 participants, such as religious services.

Prior to this, Vaccination-Differentiated safety management measures still applied to congregational worship services involving more than 500 persons at any one time, which meant that attendees had to prove their vaccinated status via the TraceTogether app or other means.

“We have learned to live with the COVID-19 virus, having weathered several infection waves and progressively lifted safe management measures. As we resume normalcy in our daily activities, we will lift the vaccination-differentiated safe management measures fully from Oct 10, 2022,” CNA quoted the MOH as saying in a press release.

However, with COVID-19 numbers on the rise in recent days, the Health Ministry reminded those in Singapore to continue to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions. Should the situation worsen, measures may be reinstated “at short notice”, it added.

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