After over two months of dutifully staying at home to #flattenthecurve, Singaporeans' efforts in battling Covid-19 are finally paying off. Yesterday (June 15), the government announced that it’s shifting its post-circuit breaker plans to Phase 2 this Friday (June 19). F&B outlets and retail shops can once again welcome customers, albeit with additional safe distancing measures.
Naturally, most folks started eagerly planning a reunion with their favourite eateries. Several popular F&B businesses told 8days.sg that they saw a spike in reservations immediately after Phase 2 was announced, with some sharing that they were “almost fully booked”, at least for this weekend.
It’s worth bearing in mind that the local dining scene, post-circuit breaker, is now drastically different. While it appears from the reservations list that F&B outlets will be swollen with people once Phase 2 kicks in, the reality is that these eateries can’t fit that many customers now. Due to the mandatory rule of leaving at least one metre between tables, most restaurants will see their seating capacity shrink by at least 50%. Some outlets are also introducing staggered dining slots to prevent overcrowding.
But if you’re thinking of dining out this weekend, here’s a look at the volume of human traffic that restaurants and bars are expecting (information accurate at press time).