While we are still currently in Phase 2 of Singapore’s Safe Re-opening plan, employees remain working remotely at home to encourage physical distancing and curb the spread of the coronavirus.
As businesses take a slow and cautious trajectory of re-opening, they must adjust to the new demands. Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing, recently commented that the pandemic is accelerating shifts in the global supply chain.
Currently, as we’ve just entered Phase 2 of Singapore’s safe re-opening plan, most of the country’s economy will resume as F&B outlets, retailers and sports facilities open their doors again.
Early this year, Covid-19 has triggered unprecedented challenges for businesses globally. However, new opportunities have also emerged amid the turbulence. The spike in demand for essential goods and revised business models.
Two months ago, the government introduced strict circuit breaker measures in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore. This pushed businesses to adopt remote working as a norm and many struggled to keep up with the change.
Following weeks of minimal business activities due to the circuit breaker measure, the Singapore government has introduced the Safe Re-opening phase starting from 2 June onwards to gradually re-open some activities.