Good news: we might crawl out of Phase 2 Heightened Alert mode pretty soon. The not-so-good news: there are about two weeks to go before restrictions on crowd control can be relaxed.
Even then, relaxed restrictions will only be granted if the Covid-19 situation continues to improve and the number of community cases falls further, said the Prime Minister in a televised address to the nation on May 31.
Now the bad news: in the world of retail sales, two weeks is an eternity .
Just like small and independent F&B businesses, small-scale retailers have suffered since the announcement of the new Phase 2 measures. After all, tightened restrictions have led to a reduction in footfall and in-store sales.
But even while we are encouraged to stay at home during this period, you can still support local brands and retailers by shopping on their online platforms, and observing safety measures if you make your way down to stores.
Ahead, nine Singapore businesses share what they have been up to and their plans to draw shoppers.