Delivery and taxi drivers can eat & take breaks at some community centres including Kampong Ubi

As long as safety management measures are adhered to.

Alfie Kwa | May 18, 2021, 03:05 PM

In light of the recent safety management measures (SMM), community centres have opened up their multipurpose halls for delivery riders and Safe Distancing Ambassadors (SDA) to have a place to eat and take short breaks.

Taxi and grab drivers are also welcomed to use these spaces.

On May 16, dining in at food and beverage establishments has been disallowed in light of the recent increase in community Covid-19 cases.

Now, work-from-home is the default option for workers. However, this transition isn't applicable to those who need to move around for a living.

Difficult to find places to eat

Those affected have resorted to eating at the side of the road or in their vehicles.

But the occasional bad weather might make it difficult for them to have their meals and take a break in outdoor spaces.

Community Centres open up spaces

In view of this, Kampong Kembangan, Kampong Ubi and Braddell Heights Community Club offer those nearby to head over for their breaks.

To maintain SMM, all tables and chairs are placed at a distance apart, and those who come are advised not to intermingle, and to refrain from talking.

Image via Tan Chuan-Jin Facebook.

There is also cleaning and disinfectant equipment available for them to clean up after themselves when they are done using the space.

Those interested can approach the community centre staff to get a slot. Rooms will be available during between 10am and 8pm.

Top image via Braddell Heights Constituency's Facebook.