Most feel positively about the easing of Covid-19 curbs in S'pore, but one in three are concerned
March 25th, 2022, Fiona Robinson

Most feel positively about the easing of Covid-19 curbs in S'pore, but one in three are concerned

People in Singapore are most looking forward to easing of group size restrictions, with young adults especially pleased with lifting of measures on alcohol and live entertainment

Following yesterday’s announcement on the easing of community safe management measures in Singapore, latest data from YouGov Omnibus reveals that residents are most anticipative of resuming larger-scale social gatherings, with seven in ten (75%) looking forward to the increase in group sizes from five to ten persons – a cap that has been in place since end-2021. In particular, those above the age of 55 are significantly more likely to say they are looking forward to the increased group sizes, with eight in ten expressing anticipation (81%).

The removal of the mandatory requirement to wear masks outdoors (63%) and reduction of quarantine rules for travel (51%) also come up top in the minds of people here, with full-time working adults most looking forward to the increased ease of travel (58%).

Notably, young adults are especially looking forward to the lifting of restrictions on alcohol and live entertainment, with half of those aged 18-24 anticipating the resumption of live music and screening of live broadcast programmes at F&B establishments (51%), and four in ten of those aged 25-34 looking forward to consuming alcohol beyond 10.30pm (38%).

As for the general sentiment toward the relaxation of measures, while one in four Singapore residents feel happy about them (38%) and a third feel relieved (31%), a further third feel concerned (29%).

There is also some disparity in how men and women feel about the issue, with men significantly more likely to express positive sentiment of relief (35%), happiness (42%) and excitement (30%), and women more likely to resonate with the negative sentiment of concern (33%).

***Results based on 1,048 Singapore residents surveyed on YouGov Omnibus