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Gov't retains social distancing measures in business establishments until Sept. 21

Bars and pubs will still need to operate at 75% capacity.

The government said it will extend the implementation of the existing social distancing measures in business establishments until 21 September.

This means that catering establishments will not be allowed to operate or sell food and drinks from 12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m., but can provide takeaway services and deliveries.

The maximum number of persons per table will still be capped at eight, and only 120 guests can be allowed at a banquet. 

READ MORE: $50,000 fine awaits dining premises found violating health code rules

Meanwhile, bars and pubs are allowed to operate from 5 a.m. to 1:59 a.m. at 75% capacity, maintain a four-person per table rule, but must prohibit live performance and dancing activities.

When entering bars and catering premises, patrons must present proof of a negative RAT result obtained within 24 hours or a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours. Otherwise, they will be denied entry.

“Operators of catering premises and bars/pubs are required to use the latest QR Code Verification Scanner mobile application provided by the Government to scan the QR code of a patron's vaccination record, medical exemption certificate or recovery record,” the government added.

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