Specialised Shops Selling Bubble Tea, Alcohol, Fruit Juices, Coffee & Tea Won’t Be Reopening On 12 May

Sad news, bubble tea fans. Shops selling your precious sugary drinks won’t be reopening on 12 May.

This is despite earlier news saying that selected food & beverage (F&B) outlets may open starting from the date.

Some F&B Outlets, Barbers & Pet Supplies May Reopen From 12 May, There’s Hope During CB

While this news is leaving BBT-loving souls a little broken, let’s look at what Enterprise Singapore has to say about this.

Shops selling mainly beverages like bubble tea not allowed to reopen

According to The Straits Times, standalone stores selling mainly beverages are to remain shut during ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.

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This, as you already know, includes bubble tea. Other specialised shops affected are also those selling fruit juices, alcohol, coffee, and tea.

Enterprise Singapore clarified this in an announcement on Saturday (2 May).

They also mentioned that the online sale of such products are still allowed, only if they are operating from licensed central kitchens.

Businesses that remain open must adhere to safe distancing measures

As for businesses that have been granted the green light to open or reopen, they must continue to manage crowds well with safe distancing measures.

One new feature, mentioned in Enterprise Singapore’s media release, is carrying out contact tracing via SafeEntry by 12 May.

This would allow a more efficient collection of visitor information.

You might have noticed this system being used to scan your NRICs at NTUC FairPrice outlets earlier this week.

S’poreans Have To Scan NRIC Or QR Code At 148 NTUC FairPrice Outlets Before Entering

Gloomy news for bubble tea fanatics

Since shops selling mainly beverages – like bubble tea – were told to shut from 22 Apr, BBT fans have been holding out hope that they will reopen after 4 May.

Sadly, that’s not the case for now. Thankfully, some bubble tea brands have found a way to keep going during the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.

Those looking for some quick hacks, you can try ordering some of them online:

Bober Tea Drinks Are Available For Islandwide Delivery This Circuit Breaker

Tiger Sugar Drinks Are Now Available For Islandwide Delivery This Circuit Breaker

KOI Drinks Are Now Available On Grain For Delivery

Get LiHO And Gong Cha Drinks Via Paik’s Bibim, Tino’s Pizza And More This Circuit Breaker

Featured image adapted from Buzzfeed.