With the Covid-19 situation stabilised, Singapore is ready to phase out its indoor mask-wearing policy, said prime minister Lee Hsien Loong during the National Day Rally on August 21.
Details on this will be made at a later date.
Currently, while masks are optional in outdoor settings, they are mandatory indoors, in places such as shopping malls and offices.
With the reduced requirements, masks will be optional in most indoor settings. However, masks will still be required on public transport, where people are in prolonged close contact in a crowded space; and in healthcare settings where there are vulnerable people, Lee said.