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Can we dine in a group of five? Vaccinated or not? Got negative Covid-19 test result or not? How many kids under 12 can dine with us? Does it matter if we’re all from the same household? Suffice to say, the new dine-in regulations that kick in today (Jul 19) and that are valid until Aug 8 are some of the most confusing yet.

In sum, from Jul 19 to Aug 8, the dine-in cap per group has been reduced from five to two for unvaccinated people. However, people can dine in up to a group of five if diners: 1) are fully vaccinated; 2) have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 270 days; 3) have a valid negative Covid-19 test result if unvaccinated; or 4) are children under 12. However, even if everyone meets the eligibility criteria to dine in a group of five, there are still limits on the number of children younger than 12 who can be in this group (click here for the full guidelines).

Yes, it all sounds more complicated than a PSLE maths problem sum. If you really need to dine out, you’ll be glad to know that there is now a website which allows you to easily check if your group is eligible to dine out together.

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