During the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker period (now, till June 1, 2020), you need to follow some new rules and regulations (in addition to the existing rules, e.g., speed limit) to drive in Singapore.
Some of these rules may be vague because they were tabled without extensive debating or deliberating and may be revised when the pandemic situation changes.
This post summarizes the top 5 rules of driving in Singapore safely and legally during COVID-19 Circuit Breaker period for private car drivers: when to drive, when to wear a mask, when it is unnecessary to wear a mask, where to park if you drive to exercise, and where to go for exercises.
Taxi drivers, private-hire car drivers, and delivery car drivers have to follow some specific rules and therefore are NOT covered in this post.
Please also note, you are not allowed to drive north to Malaysia during this period. Malaysia has closed the two checkpoints (Sultan Iskandar Complex and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex) for Singapore private drivers since March 18. Movement Control Order has been extended to May 12, 2020.
Rule #1: Stay at home unless you really need to go out
The purpose of the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker is to minimize or slow down the spreading of the virus in the communities in Singapore.
To keep you safe, you should try to stay at home. Once you step out of the door, you may expose yourself to the virus.
Of course, if you have to go out, for example, to buy groceries, to see a doctor, to fetch your family member who has to work, then you are allowed to go out and drive.
Based on the latest recommendations and regulations, you have to wear a mask once you leave your home, or leave your car. … Read the rest