The Ministry of Health said in a press release last night (26 December) that they are adjusting their approach to managing Omicron cases.
From today onwards (27 December), Singapore will be allowing Omicron cases to follow Protocols 1-2-3, meaning that they can be placed on Home Recovery Programme or be placed in community care facilities – depending on their clinical presentation.
Close contacts of the Omicron cases will be placed in Protocol 3, where a 7-day Health Risk Warning will be issued instead of a 10-day quarantine.
Those who are presently in quarantine will be discharged progressively in the upcoming days.
MOH is also updating their travel restriction on countries such as Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe – the restrictions on these countries will end (have ended) on 26 December at 11.59pm.
Travelers with a 14-day travel history to the countries above will be allowed to enter and transit through Singapore, subject to Category IV measures.
MOH also said that from 15 January onwards, those who are not vaccinated will not be allowed to return to the workplace even if they have a negative Pre-Event Testing result.
Workers who are partially vaccinated will be given a grace period of until 31 January to get their second dose.