Frequently Asked Questions
Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS)
From 26 April 2022, Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) checks must be conducted for all large-scale events with more than 500 event attendees.
VDS enable higher-risk activities to resume in a safe manner. Event organisers will perform the necessary verification checks on the eligibility status of individual event attendees, in addition to existing safe management requirements.
(a) Fully vaccinated individuals, i.e. has received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca-SKBio, Serum Institute of India, Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac-CoronaVac, and Covaxin and Novavax) and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems.
(b) Recovered from COVID-19, i.e. 180 days starting from the day of first positive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result obtained in Singapore.
(c) Children who are 12 years old and below, i.e. born in or after the year 2009 (from 1 March 2022, the concession for children will only be extended to those born in or after the year 2010.)
(d) Individuals who are certified to be medically ineligible for all vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme.
For more details, please refer to the information sheet here.
Only individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination, and children aged 12 years and below may be exempted from VDS.
- You may go back to the General Practitioner (GP) clinic, public or private healthcare institutions that diagnosed the allergy severe adverse reaction to get the certification or visit any GP clinic, public or private healthcare institutions requesting to be certified as medically ineligible. You will be issued a standard hard-copy doctor-certified memo which you can present along with a government-issued photo identification card to enter venues. If you have specified medical conditions (transplant within last three months, on aggressive immunotherapy and active cancer treatment), please request from your attending doctor to issue you a memo indicating the grounds of your medical ineligibility.
- To facilitate eligibility checks for VDS, TraceTogether and HealthHub app will be enhanced to display that you are “Exempted from Vaccination”.
You are required to present an Acceptable Document [e.g. TraceTogether (TT) App/Token; HealthHub App; etc.] that confirm your Vaccination Status before entering the event venue. If you are unable to verify your vaccination status, you will be denied entry.
If you are exempted from VDS, you will need to produce ‘Acceptable Documents’ together with your original Government-issued photo identification (e.g. NRIC and Passport) for verification to gain entry to the venue.
Note: Hard-copy overseas vaccination certificates will not be accepted for VDS.