Safe Management Measures For Pleasure Craft

Updated 28 Mar 2022
 
All pleasure craft operators, owners and masters are reminded to ensure that they comply with the measures stipulated in the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 and implement these measures in relation to persons boarding and on the craft. 
 
From 29 March 2022, mask-wearing outdoors will be optional, although it is encouraged to do so. The wearing of masks indoors remain mandatory. 
 
Crew working onboard SZH-licensed pleasure craft are not required to continue Rostered Routine Testing from 18 Feb 2022.
 
 
EventRestrictions to group sizeSMM and other requirements
(A) All SZ- and SZH-licensed pleasure craft(i) All eventsRefer to detailed scenarios below.
a) The licensed carrying capacity of the craft must not be exceeded in all circumstances;
b) All crew employed onboard must be fully vaccinated[1]; 
c) Craft operators must carry out checks for visible respiratory symptoms (i.e. coughing, sneezing, breathlessness, and runny nose) before any person boards the craft. Persons who display any visible respiratory symptoms must not be allowed to board the craft and should be advised to seek medical attention immediately; and
d) All persons onboard must wear a mask when inside the enclosed areas of the craft.
(B) SZ-licensed pleasure craft
Note:
MPA-licensed SZ pleasure craft are not allowed to engage in commercial hire.
(i) Nuptial events           
In addition to the requirements in (A), owners/operators are required to comply with safe management measures for nuptial events and seek approval from the owners of the premises where the craft are berthed (e.g., marinas) if the event is held when the pleasure craft is berthed.
(ii) All other events
Maximum of 10 persons onboard the craft.
The 10-person limit does not apply if all persons are from the same household (i.e. same address as in identification document).
This limit of 10 persons does not include the master/crew employed (i.e. paid a salary) to operate the craft.
(C) SZH-licensed pleasure craft activities(i) All eventsRefer to detailed scenarios below
In addition to the requirements in (A), SZH owners/operators must
b) Ensure no self-service buffets is catered onboard;
c) Ensure implementation of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry;
d) Appoint Safe Management Officer(s) to assist in the implementation, coordination and monitoring of SMM on board the craft; and
e) All persons onboard must wear a mask when inside the enclosed areas of the craft.
(ii) Nuptial events
In addition to the requirements in (Ci)
a) All parties must comply with safe management measures for nuptial events;
b) MPA licensed pleasure craft owner/operators are required to seek approval from the owners of the premises where the craft are berthed (e.g., marinas) if the nuptial event is held when the pleasure craft is berthed
c) SZH operators must conduct a pre-departure briefing to inform passengers of the relevant SMM.
(iiii) FilmingIn addition to the requirements in (Ci), all parties must comply with IMDA’s rules for content production
(iv) Work-related eventsIn addition to the requirements in (Ci), all parties must comply with MOM’s requirements for SMM for work-related events           
(v) All other events
Group size of not more than 10 persons.
Owners/operators of SZH-licensed pleasure craft may carry more than 1 group of passengers without the need to submit SMM proposals for MPA’s approval. 
In addition to the requirements in (Ci), SZH owners/operators must:
a) Ensure all parties comply with Vaccination-Differentiated SMM;
b) Conduct a pre-departure briefing to inform passengers of the relevant SMM; 
c) Review the type of activities that will be carried out onboard and ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance to the national guidelines and advisories. For events that include mask-off activities (e.g. water activities, dining etc.), here must be no intermingling or mixing between groups. Each group should maintain a 1 metre safe distance from other groups; and
e) Safe distancing is encouraged but will not be required between individuals or groups in all mask-on settings. 
[1] Fully-vaccinated is defined as: (i) fully vaccinated with a vaccine under the National Vaccination Programme or WHO Emergency Use Listing and their respective post-vaccination duration, or (ii) recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days. 
 
Please contact Lim Rui Jie (Tel: 6325-2478, email: LIM_Rui_Jie@mpa.gov.sg) if you require any clarification.