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Advisory on Updated Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Public Entertainment (PE) Establishments in Transition Phase

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) had announced that the Transition Phase would come into effect from 22 November 2021 onwards.

Updates on SMMs for PE Venues

2. The SMMs for PE-licensed venues that are permitted to operate have been updated accordingly.  In particular, the permissible group size is now capped at 5 persons and dining-in is also only permitted for up to 5 persons who are fully-vaccinated; Annex A refers with the SMM updates highlighted in yellow.

3. All PE operators are reminded to fully comply with the stipulated requirements upon detection of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees in their licensed premises (Annex A1 refers), as well as strongly encouraged to implement the additional measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission on their premises (Annex B refers).

4. Nightlife PE venues must continue to remain closed.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

5. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support.

6. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation/non-renewal of the PE licence

7. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulations for the prevailing SMMs that apply for its venues:

Contact Information

8. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.

Previous Advisories


Advisory on Updated Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues 

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) had announced that the COVID-19 Stabilisation Phase would be extended from 25 October 2021 through 21 November 2021. The measures may be reviewed and adjusted based on the community situation.

Updates on SMMs for PE Venues

2. The SMMs for PE-licensed venues that are permitted to operate have been updated accordingly.  Please refer to Annex A for the SMM requirements.

3. In addition, upon detection of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees in their licensed premises, the operator of any PE outlet must fully comply with the stipulated requirements in Annex A1 which has also been updated.

4. All PE operators are also strongly encouraged to implement the additional measures in Annex B to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission on their premises. 

5. Nightlife PE venues must continue to remain closed.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

6. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support.

7. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation/non-renewal of the PE licence

8. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulations for the prevailing SMMs that apply for its venues:

Contact Information

9. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory on Tightened Measures of Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues 

Update on SMMs for PE Venues

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) had announced the implementation of tighter safe management measures (SMMs) to mitigate the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, which will take effect from 27 September 2021 to 24 October 2021.

2. The SMMs for PE-licensed venues that are permitted to operate have been updated accordingly.  In particular, the permissible group size is now capped at 2 persons and dining-in is also only permitted for up to 2 persons who are fully-vaccinated#Annex A refers with the SMM updates highlighted in yellow.

#An individual is considered vaccinated if he/she has been: a) fully-vaccinated, i.e. has received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT system; b) recovered from COVID-19; or c) has obtained a negative result on a pre-event test taken in the past 24 hours before the expected end of the event.

3. In addition, the operator of any PE outlet must fully comply with the stipulated requirements in Annex A1 to upon detection of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees in their licensed premises.

4. All PE operators are also strongly encouraged to implement the additional measures in Annex B to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission on their premises. 

5. Nightlife PE venues must continue to remain closed.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

6. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support, such as rental rebates and wage support.

7. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation of the PE licence

8. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulations for the prevailing SMMs that apply for its venues:

Contact Information

9. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory on Update of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues from 10 August 2021 onwards

Update on SMMs for PE Venues

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) had earlier announced the review of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures and will allow the easing of some SMMs with effect from 10 August 2021 onwards.

2. Accordingly, the SMMs for PE-licensed venues that are permitted to operate have been updated.  In particular, the permissible group size will be increased from 2 persons up to 5 persons* and dining-in will be permitted in group of up to 5 persons if all diners are fully-vaccinated#Annex A refers with the SMM updates highlighted in yellow.

*Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to remain in groups of up to 2 persons to reduce the likelihood of transmission.
#An individual is considered fully-vaccinated two weeks after he or she has received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech/ Comirnaty or Moderna vaccines. Unvaccinated individuals with a valid negative pre-event test (PET) result or recovered individuals are of similarly lower risk, and may also join in such groups of 5.

3. In addition to the above requirements, all PE operators are strongly encouraged to implement the additional measures in Annex B to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission on their premises; Annex B has also been updated with the changes similarly highlighted in yellow.

4. Nightlife PE venues must continue to remain closed.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

5. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support, such as rental rebates and wage support.

6. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation of the PE licence

7. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulations for the prevailing SMMs that apply for its venues:

Contact Information

8. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory on Update of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues from 22 July to 18 August 2021

Update on SMMs for PE Venues

To combat the rise in local Covid-19 cases, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced that the nation will adopt Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) SMMs from 22 July 2021 to 18 August 2021. 

2.Accordingly, the SMMs for PE-licensed venues that are permitted to open have been updated.  In particular, the permissible group size will be up to 2 persons and no dining-in will be permitted within establishments that provide food & beverage (F&B) services w.e.f 22 July to 18 August 2021Annex A refers with the SMM updates highlighted in yellow.

3.Nightlife PE venues must continue to remain closed.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

Enhancing ventilation and air quality in indoor spaces

4. Licensees are also strongly encouraged to implement the recommended measures in the Guidance Note issued by the Building and Construction Authority, National Environment Agency and Ministry of Health, to enhance ventilation and air quality in indoor spaces via https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/advisories/guidance-on-improving-ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality-in-buildings-amid-the-covid-19-situation.

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

5. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support, such as rental rebates and wage support.

6. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation of the PE licence

7. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulations for the prevailing SMMs that apply for its venues:

Contact Information

8. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory on Update of Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues from 12 July 2021

Update on SMMs for PE Venues

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced the further calibration of SMMs for more economic and community activities to resume from 12 July 2021.

2. Accordingly, the SMMs for PE-licensed venues have been updated, in particular, groups of up to 5 persons for dining-in at Food and Beverages (F&B) premises may be permitted from 12 July 2021 (Monday) onwards; Annex A refers with the updates to the SMMs highlighted in yellow.

3. Nightlife PE venues must continue to remain closed.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq more information on the support provided.

Updating of Business Address in SafeEntry Accounts

4. As part of the nation’s efforts to ensure that targeted contract tracing for COVID-19 positive cases can be carried quickly and effectively, you are urged to ensure that the business address of your SafeEntry App ID correctly reflects your actual place of business. If you have multiple business venues, you should not register the address of your headquarters’ office or your residential address, but ensure that each business venue’s SafeEntry App ID reflects the address of its business operations.  

5. You may refer to the attached guide to verify and update your business addresses associated with each App ID via the SafeEntry Business App or Web App. Alternatively, you may update business addresses via the Singpass {api} portal. Detailed steps for this are laid out in Section 4 of the SafeEntry QR user guide.

Enhancing ventilation and air quality in indoor spaces

6. Licensees are also strongly encouraged to implement the recommended measures in the Guidance Note issued by the Building and Construction Authority, National Environment Agency and Ministry of Health, to enhance ventilation and air quality in indoor spaces via https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/advisories/guidance-on-improving-ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality-in-buildings-amid-the-covid-19-situation.

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

7. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support, such as rental rebates and wage support.

8. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation of the PE licence

9. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulations for the prevailing SMMs that apply for its venues:

Contact Information

10. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory on Update of Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) Safe Management Measures for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues

On 18 June 2021, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced that from 21 June to mid-July 2021 (date to be announced later), higher-risk activities, including Food and Beverages (F&B) dine-in, will only be allowed in groups of up to 2 persons.

2. Accordingly, the Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Category 3 PE-licensed venues have been updated and these updated SMMs will apply from 21 June 2021 (Monday) onwardsAnnex A refers with the updates to the SMMs highlighted in yellow.

3. All Category 3 PE-licensed venues are again reminded to ensure that TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) and SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW) (in the App or Box version) must be implemented at their premises.

4. Licensees are also strongly encouraged to implement the recommended measures in the Guidance Note issued by the Building and Construction Authority, National Environment Agency and Ministry of Health on 25 May 2021, to enhance ventilation and air quality in indoor spaces via https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/advisories/guidance-on-improving-ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality-in-buildings-amid-the-covid-19-situation.

5. Nightlife public entertainment venues must continue to remain closed, unless they have been selected to participate in the small-scale pilots led by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Home Affairs.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

6. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support, such as rental rebates and wage support.

7. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation of the PE licence

8. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulations for the prevailing SMMs that apply for its venues:

Contact Information

9. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory on Update of Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) Safe Management Measures for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues

On 10 June 2021, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced that the nation will move to Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) from 14 June 2021 (Monday), in a 2-step calibrated approach.

2. Accordingly, the Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Category 3 PE-licensed venues have been updated and these updated SMMs will apply from 14 June 2021 (Monday) onwardsAnnex A refers with the updates to the SMMs highlighted in yellow.

3. All Category 3 PE-licensed venues are reminded to ensure that TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) must be implemented at their premises, and also to implement the SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW) (in the App or Box version) by 15 June 2021.

4. In addition, licensees are strongly encouraged to implement the recommended measures in the Guidance Note issued by the Building and Construction Authority, National Environment Agency and Ministry of Health on 25 May 2021, to enhance ventilation and air quality in indoor spaces via https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/advisories/guidance-on-improving-ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality-in-buildings-amid-the-covid-19-situation.

5. Nightlife public entertainment venues must continue to remain closed, unless they have been selected to participate in the small-scale pilots led by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Home Affairs.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

6. For any queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email us at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory on Update of Safe Management Measures for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced tighter measures to decisively arrest the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the community on 14 May 2021. The tighter measures will take effect from Sunday 16 May 2021 through Sunday 13 June 2021.

2. Accordingly, the Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Category 3 PE-licensed venues have been updated and the new updates will apply from 16 May 2021 through 13 June 2021; as attached in Annex A with the new updates in SMMs highlighted in yellow – further reduction in permissible group size.   

3. There are no other changes on the requirements with regard to the Advisory for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues on Update of Safe Management Measures and Implementation of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) and SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW) that was promulgated on 8 May 2021.

4. All Category 3 PE-licensed venues are reminded to transit to TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) by 17 May 2021 and to deploy SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW), in the App or Box version by 15 June 2021.

5. For any queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.


Advisory for Public Entertainment (PE) Venues on Update of Safe Management Measures and Implementation of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) and SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW)

Update of Safe Management Measures for PE Venues

Following the announcement made by Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) on 4 May 2021 on tighter measures to manage the increased risks of community spread of COVID-19 in Singapore, the Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Category 3 PE-licensed venues have been updated, as attached in Annex A.

2. There are no changes to the recommended additional measures; as attached in Annex B.  Operators are strongly encouraged to implement these additional measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission on their premises. 

3. Nightlife PE venues (such as bars/pubs, nightclubs and KTV lounges) must continue to remain closed.  Nightlife establishments that wish to pivot to other permitted businesses or exit the industry may visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/faq for more information on the support provided.

4.  All operators of PE venues must comply with the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 to provide a safe environment for all employees and customers.  Operators should also refer to the following advisories and implement the appropriate measures:

Implementation of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry Mode and SafeEntry Gateway

5. From 17 May 2021, TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) will be implemented at all venues that currently are required to implement SafeEntry check-in.  These places tend to experience higher throughput of visitors, and/or where people are likely to be in close proximity for prolonged periods.  Therefore, all Category 3 PE-licensed venues are required to transit to the TT-only SE by 17 May 2021[1].

[1]To help ease the transition, scanning of barcodes on personal IDs will be retained until 31 May 2021. Following which, IDs can only be used under extenuating circumstances. For more information, please refer to the FAQ found on www.safeentry.gov.sg.

[Note: Individuals entering premises where TT-only SE is implemented will have to use either their TraceTogether (TT) App or TT Token to check in.  Foreigners who are pass holders can register for the TT App using their FIN and/or collect their TT Tokens from designated collection points.]

6. Category 3 PE-licensed venues are also required to deploy the SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW), in the App or Box version, by 15 June 2021.  The SEGW works with the TT App or Token, and it facilitates a more convenient check-in experience for visitors and helps users find out when their Token is out of battery.  The TraceTogether App or Token is required to be brought within 1-25cm of range of the SEGW device in order for Bluetooth signals to be detected for check-in.  More information on how venue operators can apply for the SEGW, User Guides and FAQs can be found in Annex C (refer below) and also at the SafeEntry website (go.gov.sg/gateway-overview). 

Liability and Responsibility of Licensees

7. PE operators who do not comply with the above requirements may be liable for an offence under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and may face a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, for the first offence.  Higher penalties of a fine of not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or both, will apply for subsequent offences.  Failure to comply with these requirements may also result in ineligibility for any Government support, such as rental rebates and wage support. 

8. PE operators should also ensure that the requirements under the Public Entertainments Act, the rules and regulations made thereunder, and all licensing conditions imposed, are strictly complied with at all times.  Any non-compliance with the relevant laws may result in regulatory action, including but not limited to prosecution and revocation of the PE licence. 

9. Licensees are encouraged to regularly check the following websites and Regulation for the prevailing SMMs that apply for your venues:

Contact Information

10. For further queries, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at Tel: 6835 0000 or via email at SPF_PLRD_PELLD@spf.gov.sg.

 

ANNEX C

INFORMATION ON SAFEENTRY GATEWAY

How to deploy the SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW)

There are two types of SEGWs that you can deploy. You may choose to deploy either the SEGW Box or SEGW App.  You are eligible to apply for one free SEGW Box.  Please go to safeentry.gov.sg/login and log in with your SE Business account.  If you wish to apply for more SEGW Boxes as you have multiple public facing entrance or have heavy footfall at your entrance, you may put in an appeal after you have put in the initial application (link is provided at point of application).  Should you face any other issues during application, you may refer to the FAQs on how to apply or contact the helpdesk (link to helpdesk is embedded in application portal).  Please apply for the SEGW box early as it takes up to 2 weeks from application to delivery.  If you do not wish to apply for the Box and instead wish to deploy the App version of the SEGW, you may upgrade and then turn on the feature in the SE (Business) App. Please refer to the table below for specifications:

 

SEGW Box

SEGW on SE (Business) App

Version >1.1.0

Equipment requirements

  • Requiresconstant power source
  • Or can work with power bank but need to recharge power bank
  • Comes with one-year cellular data
  • Additional feature on the existing SafeEntry (Business) App
  • Mobile phone or tablet has to have cellular data orbe connected to WiFi

Time taken to deploy

  • Takes up to 2 weeks from application to process and deliver
  • After receiving SEGW Box, set-up takes about 5 min
  • Download or upgrade the SafeEntry (Business) app, turn on SEGW feature for immediate use

Provision of device

  • Government to fund one device (including cellular) per manned public-facing entrance
  • Subject to a cap per venue; you may appeal for more pieces if you have many entrances (subject to approval)
  • Businesses to use own compatible mobile phone/tablet and cellular data/WiFi

Check-in confirmation

  • A green light and “beep” to indicate successful check-in;
  • If check-in is unsuccessful, the device will not flash green or beep
  • App will have pop-out screen if check-in is successful

Response time for check-in

  • 1-2s
  • 1-2s

User Guide on how to deploy SEGW


Time-limited 8-weeks Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) for Workplaces

From 16 September 2021 to 13 October 2021, eligible establishments can voluntarily apply for 8 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits per onsite employee for weekly testing of their staff over a two-month period.  Category 3 PE-licensed establishments such as amusement centres, snooker/billiard saloons, and game centres that meet the eligibility criteria are strongly encouraged to participate in this time-limited RRT for their workplaces.

2. This is part of the national effort to step up regular testing, and licensees are required to initiate weekly testing for their onsite staff with these kits.  The tests can be administered by the individuals themselves at home, or at the work premises.

3. Please refer to Annex A for the eligibility criteria, requirements for compliance & results declaration and the details for the application.

4. More information on the ART, including how to perform a self-test using ART and what to do if tested positive, can be found in the following links:

Resources

www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/selftestart

Self-test instructions

https://artbuddy.healthpixel.co/

5. For queries on the application, please contact: 

  • Enterprise Singapore (ESG) at https://go.gov.sg/helloesg or 6898 1800 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, closed on Public Holidays) 
  • Health Promotion Board (HPB) at 6876 5830 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, closed on Public Holidays) 

6. Else, for queries relating to Category 3 PE-licensed establishments, please contact the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department via email at spf_plrd_pelld@spf.gov.sg.


Guidance Note on Improving Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Buildings Amid the Covid-19 Situation

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ministry of Health (MOH) have issued a Guidance Note to building owners and facilities managers with recommended measures to enhance ventilation and air quality in indoor spaces amid the current COVID-19 situation and resurgence of community cases.

2. Please refer to the following link for the joint Guidance Note issued on 25 May 2021:https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/advisories/guidance-on-improving-ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality-in-buildings-amid-the-covid-19-situation

3. Licensees are strongly encouraged to implement the recommended measures in the Guidance Note to improve ventilation and air cleaning in their premises, for their own safety and the safety of their customers.


Dear Customers,

Since 1 August 2021, all over-the-counter services at the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department at the Police Cantonment Complex (391 New Bridge Road), would be only through pre-approved appointments (including making payments at the counter).

2. To make an appointment, please use the following link at www.picktime.com/policelicensing or the below QR code:

3. We will attend to cases of persons who turn up without an appointment on a case by case basis, only if they have a valid reason(s).

4. For all other enquiries, please use our online services at www.police.gov.sg/licence or email us at SPF_Licensing_Feedback@spf.gov.sg

5. Thank you. 


A Public Entertainment or Arts Entertainment licence is required to provide any entertainment  (unless exempted); the definition of Public Entertainment and Arts Entertainment can be found in the First Schedule of the Public Entertainments Act (PEA).


The different categories of Public Entertainment, types of Public Entertainment licence and accompanying fees can be found here.


Under the Public Entertainments Exemptions Orders1, certain events or activities are exempted from a Public Entertainment licence or Arts Entertainment2 licence, respectively, if a stipulated set of conditions is met. In addition, specific events/activities that are exempted require the organiser to notify the Police at least 7 days before the event/activity may be carried out.

For information on exemption from a Public Entertainment licence, click here

If you require the notifications forms, please select the appropriate forms below;

1 Public Entertainments and Meetings (Exemptions) Order and Public Entertainments (Specified Arts Entertainment) (Exemption) Order 2005.

2 The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) regulates AE.


To be eligible for a Public Entertainment licence, the following criteria must be met:

  1. The applicant must satisfy the criteria and requirements published by the Licensing Officer*;
  2. The premises that would provide the public entertainment must be in an approved place, i.e. it must also meet the requirements under Section 2AA of the Public Entertainments Act.

* For more information, please refer to : “Guidelines on the criteria and requirements for a person to be fit and proper to hold a public entertainment licence"

Responsibility of the Organiser

As the organiser, you are to conduct your event in a socially responsible manner and ensure that it does not cause any danger or undue alarm to the general public. Due considerations are to be taken to ensure all aspects of public safety, security, law and order are not compromised in the organisation of and during the event, and that the event activities do not contravene any legislation. If in doubt, you should seek your own legal counsel.

Sunk Investment Not Ground For Grant of Licence

Sunk investments e.g. renovation, purchase of equipment, rental of premises are not grounds for a licence to be granted. You should ensure that you have obtained the necessary Public Entertainment licence/ approval before starting renovation works or use the premises. Hence, you should consider the financial commitment to your business carefully if a licence/exemption has yet been granted. The following highlights two important considerations that you should take note before submitting an application to operate a Public Entertainment outlet.

  • Suitability of Location

Existence of Public Entertainment outlets in the vicinity of a proposed location does not automatically indicate that your application would be approved as other factors such as the law and order situation are taken into consideration when assessing your application.

  • Processing Fees by URA and HDB 

Processing fees charged by URA and HDB (if applicable) for the planning permission or approval granted does not guarantee the approval of your Public Entertainment licence.


Category 1

Activity

Licensing Conditions

Nightclubs, Cabarets, Discotheques, Bars,

Lounges and other Public Houses

– Any outlet with live performance of music, singing and/or dancing

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Additional licensing conditions

Outlet under URA Class 15 (Nightclub) Land Use

CCTV requirements

Noise Control

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Staging a Danceshow (where applicable)

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Category 2

Activity

Licensing Conditions

Bars/Pubs, Lounges and Other Public Houses

– Any outlet without live performance of music, singing and dancing

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Additional licensing conditions

Noise Control

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Staging a Danceshow (where applicable)

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Category 3

Activity

Licensing Conditions

Amusement Centre

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Billiard Saloon

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Computer Games Centre

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Axe-throwing Centre

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Paintball Games Centre

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Air-soft gun Games Centre

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Category 4

Activity

Licensing Conditions

Operating Crane/ Game Machines at Premises other than Amusement Centres

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With effect from 10 August 2021, golf simulator centres are exempted from applying for a public entertainment licence if such a centre is able to fulfil a set of pre-determined conditions under Order 3(9E) of the Public Entertainments (Exemptions) Order.


Applicants may wish to note that a new Public Entertainment licence is unlikely to be granted at the following locations. This is to manage the number of Public Entertainment establishments and mitigate law and order concerns in the areas:

  1. Orchard Towers
  2. Orchard Plaza
  3. Cuppage Plaza
  4. Parklane Shopping Mall
  5. Geylang
  6. Joo Chiat

A Public Entertainment licence is also unlikely to be granted at the following Historic Conservation Areas because URA intends to maintain the character and ambience of these areas.

  1. Chinatown
  2. Little India
  3. Kampong Glam
  4. Boat Quay
  5. Blair Plain
  6. Cairnhill
  7. Emerald Hill

You can request for a replacement copy of your existing Public Entertainment licence in person at Police Licensing & Regulatory Department.

You will need to pay $11.00 for each new copy.


New and Renew

You can submit a new public entertainment licence (establishment licence or ad-hoc licence) or renew your existing public entertainment licence here.

Amend Licence Details

You can make the following amendments to your existing Public Entertainment licence:

  1. Company Name (*Should the UEN change, you will have to apply for a new liquor licence.)
  2. Downgrade & Upgrade of Category
  3. Establishment Name
  4. Extend or Reduce the premises
  5. Key Appointment Holders
  6. Licensee
  7. Mailing Address
  8. Operating Hours

Cancel Licence

You are permitted to cancel your existing Public Entertainment Licence any time before its expiration.

Please be informed that there will be no refund of the licence fees upon cancellation of the existing Public Entertainment licence, as stipulated under the Public Entertainments and Meetings Rules.

Withdrawal

You can withdraw your applications for any Public Entertainment licence at any time before licence approval.

If the licence has been approved and issued, you will have to submit a request to cancel the licence.


You are required to obtain the following documents before applying for any Public Entertainment licence.

  1. Planning permission URA, SLA or HDB on the land use of the premises; and
  2. Registry of Societies certificate (if applicable, when applying on behalf of societies).

Approximately 3 weeks from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents (if required). Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via SMS, email and post. Alternatively, you can login to GoBusiness Licensing to view your application status.


You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass

If you require assistance or guidance on the GoBusiness portal, please contact their helpdesk at (+65) 6774 1430 or email licences-helpdesk@crimsonlogic.com.sg

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

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The licensee may be awarded Demerit Points in accordance to the Second Schedule of Public Entertainments (Demerit Points) Rules 2017.


Licensees may wish to note that the accumulation of demerit points may result in the following regulatory action(s) to be taken:

Accumulated DPs*

Description of Regulatory Actions

At least 15

1-hour licence hours curtailment for a period of one month

At least 18

2-hour licence hours curtailment for a period of one month

At least 21

Suspension of licence for a period of one month

At least 24

Cancellation of licence

*Calculated according to Rule 6 of the Public Entertainments (Demerit Points) Rules 2017


The payment for Notice of Composition offence may be made online via “link”. Please login using your Singpass and quote the “notice number” (example: IF/2021XXXX/0001) found on the top right corner of the Notice of Composition.


Additional information related to Public Entertainment licence.


GoBusiness is the go-to platform for businesses in Singapore to access Government e-services and resources, including applying for a public entertainment licence.

If you require assistance or guidance on the GoBusiness portal, please contact their helpdesk at (+65) 6774 1430 or email licences-helpdesk@crimsonlogic.com.sg



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