Singapore’s circuit breaker measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 have been in full swing since Apr 7, which means only establishments providing “essential services” are allowed to continue to operate. While the government has outlined what counts as “essential services”, there may be some uncertainty over what’s essential and what’s not (business owners who are unsure can check here).
Meanwhile, here's a list of shops providing essential services that will stay open while circuit breaker measures are in place in Singapore. The rules are changing all the time even during CB (head here for a handy guide), so we're continually updating this list of stores as Singapore navigates through this pandemic.
Needless to say, exercise social responsibility and only head to these shops only if it’s really necessary. And no, “getting out of the house”, “stretching your legs” or “window shopping” do not count as essential.
Story last updated: May 12.
What's staying open during the circuit breaker?
Starbucks: All stores remain open, revised opening hours for selected outlets.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: All stores remain open.
Paris Baguette: These outlets remain open: Wisma Atria, Bugis Junction, Jem, Jewel Changi Airport and One Shenton Way.
Cedele: Fifteen outlets remain open, including Great World City, Novena Square and Raffles City.
Ya Kun: Most outlets still open, with new operating hours for some.
Toast Box: Most branches remain open. More info here.
Mr Bean: Fifty-five outlets remain open. Full list here.
Old Chang Kee: Selected outlets remain open. Full list here.
BreadTalk: Most stores open, except for those at Marina Bay Sands, The Centrepoint and Funan.
PrimaDeli: All stores open with adjusted opening hours.
I Love Taimei: All stores open. No walk-in orders allowed for bubble tea. BBT only to be purchased with food combos.
Monga: All outlets open. Bubble tea available at Monga SingPost Centre, but must be purchased with food.
Mustafa Centre: Only the supermarket section is open. Mustafa was allowed to reopen on May 6 after a month-long closure. No more than 325 people will be allowed into the supermarket at any one time, and other safe distancing measures are in place as well.
Capitol Optical: All stores open; by appointment only.
Owndays: All outlets open 11am-9pm, except for Jewel Changi Airport and Clarke Quay Central, which will be closed from Apr 7 to May 4. By appointment only.
Spectacle Hut: All stores to remain open; by appointment only.
Watsons: All stores, including pharmacies and its online store, will remain open, with crowd control measures in place.
Guardian: All stores and its online store will remain open.
7-Eleven: All stores remain open.
Marks & Spencer: Only Foodhall and M&S cafe outlets at Wheelock Place, VivoCity, Parkway Parade, and One Raffles Place are open for takeaways only.
Pet Lovers Centre: All stores open.
Phoon Huat and Redman: All stores remain open. Entry restricted according to NRIC numbers from Apr 25. Full details here.
Scoop Wholefoods: All three outlets at Great World, Tanglin Mall and Paya Lebar Quarter remain open.
[Update, Apr 6: An earlier version of this list included Audio House, Best Denki and Japan Home, who had informed us and announced on their respective social media platforms that they would remain open. However, we have since received an update from Enterprise Singapore that these stores will have to be closed from Apr 7 to May 4, and have removed these shops from the list.]