Published: 06 November 2020
a. Ensuring that all customers wear masks at all times except while eating and drinking (i.e. mask must be worn by customers on the dance floor or while singing);
b. Alcohol cannot be sold, served or consumed after 10.30pm;
c. Ensuring that all customers entering karaoke lounges and nightclubs had tested negative for COVID-19 24 hours prior to end of the activity at the nightlife establishment; and
d. CCTVs must be deployed and activated at all times, to cover all parts of the common areas and rooms used for the activities. Recordings must be stored for at least 28 days, for regular reviews by the enforcement agencies to check for compliance with SMMs.
Supporting nightlife establishments to pivot their businesses to permissible activities
Supporting nightlife establishments intending to exit the industry
Other available support
 Either through a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or an Antigen Rapid Test (ART).
 The retrenchment benefit support is up to one-month wage for each retrenched local employee, capped at the nightlife industry median monthly wage of $3,000 per local employee.
 Firms that choose to pivot but did not take up ESG’s financial support package will be allowed to revert to their original business activity if the last approved use (i.e. nightlife establishment) of the premises concerned is allowed to operate under the prevailing COVID-19 regulations, and the premises are not located within exclusion areas where the temporary conversion will not apply. For more details, please refer to the advisory note on pivoting process at https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq.
 To be eligible for the Simplified Insolvency Programme, which is expected to be rolled out in January 2021, the firm must be a micro and small company, i.e. with annual revenue of less than $1 million and $10 million respectively. It must also fulfil the following criteria: total amount of liabilities ≤S$2m, number of employees ≤30; number of creditors ≤50; and for simplified winding up only, cap of $50,000 on realisable unencumbered assets.
 The SPP scheme, open for applications since 2 November 2020, is administered by Credit Counselling Singapore, with the support of the Association of Banks in Singapore, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Participating Financial Institutions under the ESG loan schemes. For more information, please visit https://www.ccs.org.sg/biz-debt-management/spp.