The group were also fined S$3,000 dollars each

Eight Britons banned from working in Singapore they broke COVID-19 restrictions by throwing a yacht party.

The group gathered on a boat in December 2020 without wearing masks. At the time, social gatherings were limited to five people due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All eight were work visa holders.

In a statement, Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower said it would prevent all participants from ever working in Singapore again.

“The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has permanently banned these individuals from working in Singapore for breaching regulations under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act,” the ministry said in a statement.

Each Briton had their work passes cancelled earlier by their former employers and have now been fined S$3,000 dollars each.

The incident is not the first time a Brit has been banned from Singapore for COVID violations. In June 2020, six Brits were banned from the city-state for going on a bar crawl during the pandemic.

Another Briton and another foreigner who were also aboard the same boat had been previously banned for violating the same rule.

Violations of COVID-19 rules can be penalised with a fine of up to S$10,000 or up to six months in jail, or both.

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