31 March 2020 – Closure of public entertainment venues & cancellation of public events

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Police, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Multi-Ministry Taskforce

Overview: Closure of public entertainment venues and cancellation of public entertainment events. All bars and entertainment venues such as nightclubs and cinemas will be closed as there is a higher risk of transmission in such venues due to sustained close contact over a period of time. In addition, all events or gatherings involving more than 10 persons would be prohibited. These enhanced measures are in effect from 26 March 2020 to 30 April 2020, and may be extended if the situation does not improve.
Full details here: https://www.police.gov.sg/media-room/news/20200331_others_closure_of_public_entertainment_venues

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Implemented to minimise exposure to COVID-19 and significantly reduce the risks of local transmission.