Two F&B outlets have been ordered to close, and fines were issued to three other outlets and 15 individuals for breaches of Safe Management Measures (SMMs).
Closed for 10 days
On Dec, 31, 2020, Meltz Resto-Bar (24 Race Course Road) was found to have committed multiple breaches of SMMs at 9:25pm.
According to the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), the restaurant allowed a group of 10 individuals to be seated together at a table, failed to conduct temperature screening for patrons and failed to implement SafeEntry for patrons.
On the same day, Club V5 Tycoon (21 Cuscaden Road, Ming Arcade) was found to have allowed patrons to consume alcohol at 11:15pm.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has issued an order for both operators to close their respective premises for a period of 10 days from Jan. 1 to Jan. 10, 2021 (both dates inclusive).
Eight F&B outlets forced to close during year-end period
In addition, three F&B outlets were fined S$1,000 each for breaching SMMs.
These include seating groups of patrons less than one metre apart, failing to ensure a one metre distance between customers in a queue, and providing games to patrons despite not being an amusement centre.
The three F&B outlets are listed below:
- Club Lux, Orchard Plaza, 150 Orchard Road, #05-01
- Epiphyte, 47 Neil Road
- TCC, International Building, 360 Orchard Road, #01-01
15 individuals were also fined S$300 each for gather and sitting in groups larger than the permitted group size in Phases 2 and 3 at F&B outlets.
According to MSE, during the year-end period, eight F&B outlets were ordered to close.
26 fines were also issued to F&B outlets, and 51 individuals were fined for SMM breaches.
Images via Singapore Tourism Board.