National Unity Minister Halimah Mohamed Sadique today said that family reunion dinners and house-to-house visits would be allowed for Chinese New Year this year although open houses remain prohibited.
Chinese New Year receptions will be allowed, limited to invited guests only and in numbers not exceeding 50% of the premise capacity.
Receptions organised by companies or associations must be held in halls or restaurants and not in the open or over a long period of time as is the case with open houses, Halimah said at a joint press conference on the SOPs for Chinese New Year with Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong.
Prayers at temples will be allowed on Feb 1 and 2 in full compliance with the SOPs for Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan.
Special night prayers for the Hokkiens on Feb 8 and 9, as well as other religious activities, will only be allowed within housing compounds.
Chap Goh Mei prayers at temples on Feb 15 will be allowed in accordance with the SOPs.
Lion and dragon dances are also allowed, subject to the SOPs by the creative industry.