SINGAPORE – Three pivoted nightlife establishments have had their food licenses permanently revoked, while 36 food and beverage outlets (F&B) have been closed since mid-September for violation of COVID Safe Management Measures (SMM) -19 and Vaccine-differentiated SMMs (VDS).
21 other outlets were fined following checks in more than 600 premises and more than 900 people, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Environment (MSE) said in a press release on Friday, October 8. .
The three rotated nightlife venues – Moung Sakhon and Prajin Karaoke at the Golden Mile Complex, and Parklato Pte Ltd at the Parklane Shopping Mall – were found operating with restaurant patrons despite not having been authorized to reopen.
Their operations were suspended in July after a COVID-19 cluster emerged linked to KTV’s former lounges and nightclubs, and they had to pass inspections and receive a conditional permit before they could resume operations.
Four F&B outlets have allowed people without authorized vaccination status to enter or stay on their premises to consume food or drink.
Luci’s Kitchen in Lucky Plaza and New Shapla Restaurant in Desker Road were ordered to close for 10 days, while Purn Rao KTV & Pub (Golden Mile Complex) and Yong Xing Mei Wei (PLQ) were each fined 1 $ 000.
Ann Siang Hill F&B closed for 60 days for repeated infractions
34 other F&B outlets were ordered to close for SMM violations such as allowing customers to play card games on premises, failing to ensure customers meet the permitted group size and failing to insure a safety distance of at least one meter between customer groups:
While most outlets have been ordered to close for 10 or 20 days, the Lu La resto-bar in Ann Siang Hill is due to close for 60 days from September 21 to November 19 because it was a repeat offender by not minimizing physical interactions between staff and clients. .
Another establishment, The Idle at Infinite Studios, will be sued in addition to being ordered to close for 30 days from October 8 to November 6.
It had allowed guests to sit in groups larger than the permitted group size and allowed hostess activities on its premises. He also failed to ensure a one-meter safety distance between seated clients and is a repeat offender of SMM violations.
19 other F&B outlets were sentenced to composition fines for various SMM infringements on their premises.
These included getting together in groups larger than the group size allowed, playing music or video recordings, allowing singing, not ensuring workers were wearing masks, failing to ensure that contact tracing was carried out for employees and not to guarantee a safety distance of at least one meter between seated customers.
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