COVID-19: Crave at Lot One fined $1,000 for safe distancing violation

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A composition fine of $1,000 was issued to Crave (Lot One Shoppers’ Mall) on 14 April 2020, for failing to comply with safe distancing measures. (PHOTO: Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore)
A composition fine of $1,000 was issued to Crave (Lot One Shoppers’ Mall) on 14 April 2020, for failing to comply with safe distancing measures. (PHOTO: Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore)

SINGAPORE — Crave at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall has been issued with a composition fine of $1,000 for failing to observe enhanced safe distancing measures.

The nasi lemak establishment had allowed customers and delivery personnel to crowd together, without 1-metre spacing between each other, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) said in a joint statement on Friday (17 April). Crave was issued the fine on Tuesday.

Separately, 13 businesses that provide non-essential services were also instructed to cease operations following enforcement checks by STB and ESG from Monday to Thursday. These include tuition agencies, health food retailers, wellness and beauty product shops and an automotive parts retailer.

Composition fines of $300 each were also issued to 11 individuals for failing to wear masks following enforcement checks by STB on Thursday. These individuals were employees of food & beverages businesses, hair salons and grocery stores.

On Tuesday, authorities said that mask-wearing while going out would be mandatory and offenders will face similar penalties. Exceptions to the rule include children under the age of 2, individuals who are excused from wearing masks on medical grounds, and those doing strenuous exercise.

Individuals who do not comply will be fined $300 for the first offence, and may face higher fines or prosecution for subsequent offences.

In a separate enforcement action, Gap Year Hostel at Lavender Street was issued with a composition fine of $2,000 for an offence committed under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.

The hostel had failed to keep record of individuals who leave the hostel premises each day.

Under the Act passed on 7 April, hostels are required to keep records of every individual who leaves the hostel premises each day, among other requirements.

First-time offenders face a fine of up to S$10,000, jail of up to six months, or both. Subsequent offences may result in a fine of up to S$20,000, jail of up to 12 months, or both.

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