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Official MKN SOP For Phase 1 Of PPN As Of 25 August (In English)

For your convenience, TRP took the liberty of translating the latest Phase 2 standard operating procedures (SOP) for the National Recovery Program (PPN) released by the National Security Council (MKN) on 25 August, which came into effect on 20 August 2021 for some states.

Areas involved:

KEDAH, SELANGOR, MELAKA, JOHOR, KUALA LUMPUR AND PUTRAJAYA

Duration
Effective 20 August (12:01am)

Fully vaccinated definition
Individuals who have been completely vaccinated are those who’ve met the following criteria:

i. For vaccine types that require two doses of injection (such as Cormirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech), Covid-19 AstraZeneca (Oxford-AstraZeneca), CoronaVac (Sinovac), Spikevax (Moderna) and Covilo (Sinopharm)) – individuals exceeding the 14th day from the date of injection of the second dose; or

ii. For types of vaccines that require only one injection dose (such as Covid 19 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Convidecia (CanSino)) – exceeding the 28th day from the date of injection.

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PERKS FOR MALAYSIANS WHO’VE COMPLETED THEIR VACCINATIONS

Inter-district and state travel for long distance husband and wife couples (PJJ)

  • Long-distance married couples are allowed to cross districts and states for the purpose of meeting each other’s spouses provided both must have been complete vaccinated with PDRM confirmation and submit;
    • Copy of husband and wife’s identity card
    • Copy of marriage certificate/ card
    • Copy of Covid-19 Digital Vaccination Card/ Certificate of husband and wife
    • Copy of proof of residence of husband/ wife or employer confirmation letter
  • Show a letter of permission that has been approved by PDRM when passing roadblocks (SJR)

Inter-district and state travel for parents/guardians who have far away children (Under 18 years old)

  • Parents / guardians who have children under the age of 18 and reside in different districts or states are allowed across districts and states to see their children provided both parents / guardians must have been fully vaccinated with PDRM confirmation and submit;
    • Copy of the mother’s, father’s identity card and child’s birth certificate/document
    • Copy of Covid-19 Vaccination Digital Card / Certificate of parents/guardians
    • Child’s school information (if applicable)
  • Show the permission letter that has been approved by PDRM when passing through roadblocks

Returning citizens and non-citizens/arriving from abroad

  • Citizen and non-citizen travelers who have a residence in Malaysia (including PR and Malaysia MY Second Home) who return or arrive from abroad and have been fully vaccinated, are allowed to undergo mandatory quarantine at home and are given a digital Home Surveillance and Observation Order (HSO) device to assessment risks of the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) and details issued by the MOH.
    • Show evidence of RT PCR test report with negative result conducted 3 days before departure
    • Have a valid certificate of complete dose Covid-19 vaccination (depending on the type of vaccine).
    • No symptoms during health screening at the National International Gateway (PMA).
    • Have a suitable place of residence to carry out quarantine.
  • Individuals who return / arrive from abroad and have not been fully vaccinated or are not vaccinated need to undergo quarantine at the designated quarantine center and subject to the details issued by the Health Ministry (MOH).
  • The mandatory quarantine period for travelers from all countries is 14 days and can be extended for another 7 days if there is a need based on the risk assessment results conducted on the 14th day.
  • Travelers are required to make a daily self-assessments through the Home Assessment Tool (HAT) in the MySejahtera application and this activity must continue until the end of the quarantine period (either 14 days or 21 days from the date of arrival).
  • Travelers are required to undergo Covid-19 infection detection test screening i.e. Covid-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at PMA. Repeat screenings for Covid-19 infection detection, RT-PCR COVID-19 to be performed on the 10th day or 18th day (for travelers who have to undergo quarantine for 21 days).

Religious activities

  • Prayer activities in mosques and suraus for individuals who have been fully vaccinated are allowed subject to regulations and SOPs by the State Religious Authority.
  • Prayer activities at Non-Islamic Houses of Worship for individuals who have been fully vaccinated are allowed – subject to regulations and SOPs by the Ministry of National Unity.

Manufacturing and Construction sectors

  • For activities not listed in the List of Essential Services of the Manufacturing and Construction Sector that achieve a complete vaccination rate for employees are allowed to operate as follows:
    • 40% vaccinated: Allowed to operate with a capacity of 60% of employees
    • 60% vaccinated : Allowed to operate with a capacity of 80% of employees
    • 80% vaccinated : Allowed to operate with 100% employee capacity
  • RTK Antigen testing on employees is carried out every 2 weeks at the cost of the employer.

Mining and Quarrying

  • For the mining and quarrying sector that has achieved complete vaccination rates for workers are allowed to operate as follows:
    • Less than 60% vaccinated: Allowed to operate with a capacity of 60%
    • 60% vaccinated: Allowed to operate with a capacity of 80% of employees
    • 80% vaccinated: Allowed to operate with 100% employee capacity
  • RTK Antigen testing on employees is carried out every 2 weeks at the cost of the employer

Trade and Distribution Sector

  • Customers who use these facilities must complete their vaccination.
  1. Car wash
  2. Electrical and electronics stores
  3. Store household goods and kitchen utensils
  4. Furniture store
  5. Sports equipment store
  6. Vehicle accessories store
  7. Vehicle distribution and sales center
  8. Clothing, fashion and accessory stores
  9. Jewelry stores
  10. Barber shops and beauty centers/salons (basic barber services only)
  • Premises owners must ensure that customers wishing to enter the premises MUST show a Covid-19 Digital Vaccination Card/ Certificate proving that the customer has been fully vaccinated.
  • For parents/ guardians who have received a complete vaccination are allowed to bring children aged 17 years and below to the premises in accordance with general health protocols

Morning Market, Farmers Market, Night Market and Sunday Market

  • Customers who receive this facility must have received a complete vaccination.
  • Morning market, farmers market, night market and week market are allowed to operate by ensuring that customers who wish to enter the morning market, farmers market, night market and week market area MUST show their Covid-19 Vaccination Digital Card/Certificate which proves the customer has been fully vaccinated.

Dine-in

Restaurant operators including hotels, sports and recreation club houses, eateries, food stalls, catering vehicles, roadside hawkers, street hawkers, food courts, hawker centers, roadside food stalls and kiosks are allowed to provide dine in services subject to the following conditions :

  • Only accept clients who have been fully vaccinated and do not have any symptoms
  • The owner of the business premises MUST display the customer’s acceptance notice
  • have been completely vaccinated and asymptomatic only at the entrance of the premises.
  • Employees who have received a complete dose of vaccine and do not have symptoms are only allowed to work with the following vaccination rates:
    • 40% vaccinated: Allowed to operate with a capacity of 60% of employees.
    • 60% vaccinated: Allowed to operate with a capacity of 80% of employees.
    • 80% vaccinated: Allowed to operate with 100% employee capacity.
  • The owner of the business premises must ensure that the table layout according to the prison and the premises have a good ventilation system.
  • Dine-in activities with a capacity of 50% per table and physical imprisonment of at least 1 meter subject to SOP KPDNHEP NRP Phase 1 – Distribution Trade.
  • Individuals who have received a complete vaccination are allowed to bring children aged 17 and under to dine-in at the premises in compliance with general health protocols.

Sports and Leisure

  • The use of sports and recreational premises and facilities is RESTRICTED for individuals who have COMPLETED THEIR VACCINATION only to perform all sports and recreational activities individually without physical contact for health purposes, fitness and self-skills by adhering to physical distancing of at least 2 to 3 meters from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm and performed in the same district only.
    • Allowed activities on premises/ facilities include swimming, equestrian, shooting, tennis/ badminton (singles), golf, motoring and the like.
  • Operation of all open (outdoor) and semi -open commercial sports and recreation facilities including swimming pools/ water sports & recreation premises (open/ semi -open) with compliance to 60% utilization capacity/ area WITH supervisory control. Employee attendance is not more than 60% of the workforce covering management and operations. Use is among individuals who have COMPLETE VACCINATIONS ONLY. Individuals who have received complete vaccinations are also allowed to bring children aged 17 and under for such activities in strict compliance with SOPs.
  • The operation of all open (outdoor) and semi -open commercial sports and recreation facilities including swimming pools/premises of public water sports & recreation (open/semi -open) is subject to the Local Authority (PBT)/ Related Authorities.
  • Dine-in activities at restaurants or cafes on premises such as club houses are allowed. However, shower rooms are not allowed.

Picnics and Camping

  • Picnics and camping activities are allowed in the same district.
  • Individuals who have completed their vaccinations are allowed to bring children 17 years of age and under for the activity in strict compliance with SOPs.

General Health Protocols

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  • Premise owners and licensees must ensure customers enter and exit a premise in a controlled manner and maintain physical distancing of at least 1-meter.
  • Premise owners and licensees must provide QR code for MySejahtera check-ins or a book for manual customer attendance record.
  • Hand sanitisers must be provided at the entrance and must be used before entering the premises.
  • The use of the MySejahtera app is a must, except in places with no internet access. The use of a manual attendance log is only allowed in areas with no internet access or with other reasonable cause such as; elderly people, or people who don’t have smartphones, etc.
  • Licensee and owner of the premises must make sure customers check-in with the MySejahtera app or manually sign-in with their name and phone number if there is no internet coverage.
  • Employers, employees, customers, and visitors must check-in using the MySejahtera app or manually with their name and phone number written clearly (if there is no internet coverage), before entering the premises including public or private office buildings.
  • For shopping malls, supermarkets, or department stores, customers only need to undergo body temperature checks once at the entrance of the business complex – not at every store.
  • Those with a body temperature above 37.5°C are not allowed to enter the premises.
  • Storeowners inside or outside a complex must ensure that only individuals with ‘Low-risk’ and ‘Casual Contact Low Risk’ status in their My Sejahtera app are allowed to enter the premises. 
  • Children aged 17 and below are not encouraged to be at public areas and facilities.
  • Licensee and owner of the premises must limit the number of customers/visitors on premises – taking into account the minimum 1-meter physical distancing rule.
  • Each premises must display the number of customers/visitors allowed into the premises at a single time.  Using a ‘take-a-number’ system is encouraged.
  • Check-in QR codes must be made available at all levels of the building.
  • Employees, suppliers, and customers must wear face masks properly, according to Health Ministry (KKM) guidelines, while on-premises.
  • Esure the VENTILATION AND THE VENTILATION SYSTEMS at the premises is in working order, in accordance to the indoor ventilation and air quality guidelines put out by the Department Of Occupational Safety and Health (JKKP).
  • A face mask must must be worn especially in public and crowded areas, except for the following activities and places;
    • Hotel rooms or private paid accommodations and involving household/family members.
    • Solitary work space.
    • Outdoor sports and recreational activities.
    • Personal vehicle and involving members of the same household.
    • Indoor or outdoor public areas and places without the presence of other individuals.
    • While eating and drinking in public without any other individuals (other than in restaurants or food premises).

Movement & Travel

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  • No inter-district and inter-state travel allowed (based on district boundaries specified by State Governments).
  • PDRM is responsible for implementing control over local areas of infection with help from the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), and the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA). Entrances and exits to PPN areas are closed and guarded by PDRM.
  • Only two (2) people from each household is allowed to go out in order to obtain food, necessary supplies, and medicine in areas within 10km of their residence.
  • A maximum of three (3) people – including patients – are allowed to go out in order to acquire healthcare services, medical, screening tests, vaccinations, safety, or emergencies within a 10km radius from the residence or the nearest location if the required services are not available in the area.
  • Only two (2) people – including the driver –  are allowed in taxis and e-hailing rides. Passengers must be seated in the back seat.
  • The number of passengers allowed to travel in commercial vehicles and transportation involved in the economic supply chain (except worker transports like busses and vans) will depend on the vehicle registration license.
  • The number of passengers allowed in Department Vehicles or Official Government vehicles will depend on vehicle capacity.
  • All airports and seaports services and activities are allowed to operate 24 hours a day.
  • Loading and unloading of non-essential items at factories will only be allowed for the purpose of shipping and receiving goods or cargo in stockpiles for imports and exports from 8 am to 8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and with only a limited number of workers allowed to be present.
  • The loading and unloading of essential goods are not limited by the rules (above) and can operate as normal.
  • Sea and land public transport services such as ferries, busses, express busses, LRT, MRT, ERL, Monorail and others are allowed to operate at 50% vehicle capacity. (operational hours and frequency are to be determined by the Transport Ministry (MOT)).
  • Travel in cases of death, natural disasters and other emergencies are allowed with prior permission from PDRM.
  • Travel for disaster or humanitarian aid and relief by non-governmental organizations (NGO) must obtain the permission of the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) or District Disaster Management Committee (JPBD) of the affected area. The aid must be channelled through the Disaster Operations Control Center (PKOB) in the area.
  • Travelling across district and state borders for Covid-19 vaccinations at Vaccination Centers (PPV) outside of your district/state of residence is allowed by presenting your appointment details provided on the MySejahtera application, website or text message (SMS).
  • Members of Parliament (MP) and Assemblymen (ADUN) are allowed to travel across district and state borders in order to visit their constituents without organizing a formal event.
  • Short-term business traveller under the One-Stop Center (OSC) initiative is allowed with prior permission from PDRM.
  • Long distance married couples are allowed to travel across district and state lines between states in Phase 2.

Jobs

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Public Sector

  • Subject to the current direction of the Secretary of State.
  • Implement Work From Home (WFH) completely – excluding frontliners, security, defense and enforcement services.
  • Attendance at the office is only allowed for necessary services and does not exceed 40% at a time based on priority to work processes that cannot be performed by WFH such as payment of contracts/invoices/salaries, payment/distribution of monthly/periodic assistance to the people, maintenance/premise security, ICT technical management for the purpose of system maintenance and online meetings and preparation of documents involving the Cabinet.
  • Government service counters are allowed to operate physically from 1 July 2021 involving:
    • Services that cannot be performed online;
    • The capacity of counter staff does not exceed 50%; and
    • The physical presence of the client is only through scheduled appointments.
  • Attendance to the office must be accompanied by official instruction documents and employee pass.

Private sector

  • All service sectors that have been approved by associated Ministries or Agencies may operate within the PPN period – subject to the approval letters issued by the associated Ministry. Employee movement is subjected to registrations, operation approval letter, work pass, or employer confirmation letter.
  • The capacity of employees in attendance (to the workplace) for the private service sector, including management and operations, is limited to 60%.

Meetings

  • All meetings must be conducted online.

Seminars, Workshops, Courses, Training, & Lectures

  • Seminars, talks, training, courses, and workshops are not allowed, except, ongoing in-service training programs – conducted via Camp Based Training at the training facilities.
  • Online seminars, talks, training courses and workshops are allowed.
  • Interviews that are critical may be conducted in person and online.

Businesses & Services

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  • Restaurants, eateries, food stalls, food trucks, roadside hawkers, travelling hawkers, food courts, hawker centres, roadside food stalls or kiosks are allowed to operate between 6 am and 10 pm.
  • Customers can only takeaway, drive-thru, or deliveries EXCEPT dine-in services for those who’ve completed their vaccinations.
  • Grocery shops, pharmacies, personal care stores, convenience stores, and mini marts, are allowed to operate between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
  • Daily necessities stores such as hardware stores, workshops, baby goods stores, and religious item stores are allowed to operate between 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Healthcare services such as clinics, hospitals, and medical laboratories can operate for up to 24-hours or according to operating permit license.
  • Pharmacies can open between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Petrol stations can operate from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Stations located on highways can operate for 24-hours.
  • Supermarkets, hypermarkets, and departmental stores may open from 6 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Books and stationery shops, computer and telecommunications stores, and electrical appliances shops are allowed to operate from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Veterinarian clinics and pet shops are allowed to operate from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Laundromats (including self-service) and optical stores are allowed to operate from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Self-service laundromats must have employees at premises to maintain SOP compliance.

Markets

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  • Daily markets and public markets are allowed to operate from 6 am and 4 pm with permission from Local Authorities (PBT) with compliance to SOP and supervision from RELA or PBTs.
  • Regulated Fresh Markets (PST) are allowed to operate from 7 am to 2 pm.
  • Permanent Farmers’ Market (PTK), MyFarm Outlet (MFO), and Farmer Association Complex (PPK) are allowed to operate from 6 am to 4 pm.
  • Wholesale markets are allowed to operate from 12.01 am to 6 am and 11 am to 4 pm – subject to permission from PBT with compliance to SOP and supervision from RELA and PBTs.
  • Night markets and week markets are allowed to operate subject to the local authorities (PBT) with compliance with SOPs and supervision of RELA or PBT members.
  • Customers wishing to enter the morning market, farmers market, night market and week market areas MUST show a Covid-19 Digital Vaccination Card/ Certificate proving that the customer has been fully vaccinated.

Mining and Quarrying

  • The supply of minerals and rock materials and their movement from mines or quarries to the premises or sites of major public infrastructure construction projects and building construction works are permitted in this SOP.
  • The supply of cement and its movement to the premises or sites of major public infrastructure construction projects and building construction works are permitted in this SOP.
  • Mine and quarry maintenance works are allowed based on the Mining and Quarrying SOP.
  • The operation of mines and quarries is permitted subject to the Mining and Quarrying SOPs

Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Plantations, & Commodities

  • Subject to the List of Essential Services by Sector – Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, Plantations, and Commodities allowed.
  • Fishing for subsistence is ALLOWED.

Education

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  • All schools under KPM private educational facilities that are categorized as schools, and education centres like tuition centres, language centres, practical skill centres, guidance centres, and other facilities registered under KPM will be closed.
  • All face-to-face Teaching and Learning (PdP) activities are not allowed and must be continued through the Teaching and Learning at Home (PdPR) method.
  • Pupils of international schools and expatriate schools involved in international examinations are allowed to attend to sit for the examination according to the examination schedule set by the international examination body.
  • All public and private Institutes of Higher Learning (IPT), Vocational Training Institutes, schools not managed by the Education Ministry (KPM), Islamic tahfiz centres, and other educational institutions are closed. IPTs regulated by the Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) will continue through online sessions.
  • All face-to-face Teaching and Learning (PdP) activities are not allowed except for IPT students who need it.
  • International examinations and professional bodies as well as research activities that require laboratory facilities in IPTs are allowed in accordance with the SOPs of the IPTs and the movement must be accompanied by confirmation by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or related IPT.
  • Students in dormitories, universities or educational institutions are allowed to be in such dormitories, universities or educational institutions and continue learning in a hybrid manner.

Kindergartens, Nurseries, Daycares, & Nursing Facilities

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  • Local/international/expatriate, public or private kindergarten, tabika, taska, daycare, and child development centres for 4 to 6 year-olds are not allowed to operate, except, if both of the child’s parents are frontliners and work in essential services.
  • Residential care centres or rehabilitation centres for children, people with disabilities (OKU), seniors, women, and various other care centres are ALLOWED to operate in accordance with the SOP determined by associated Ministries and Agencies.
  • Parents or guardians who send children to childcare centers are allowed according to the capacity of the vehicle.

Religious Activities

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  • Prayer activities at mosques and suraus are allowed to individuals who have been fully vaccinated subject to regulations and SOPs by the State Religious Authority.
  • Activities that are not allowed are subject to the State Religion Authority. 
  • Islamic ‘Akad Nikah’ or solemnization are ALLOWED to take place only at the State Religious Authority/Department offices – attendance will be determined by each respective state’s religious authority.
  • Muslim funeral processions are ALLOWED according to regulations provided by State Religious Authority.
  • Attendance and activities at non-Muslim places of worship are limited to a maximum of 12 worshippers only.
  • Marriage registrations for non-Muslims at the National Registration Department (JPN), places of worship, and religious associations are ALLOWED– attendance is subjected to regulations made by JPN.
  • Funeral processions for non-Muslims are ALLOWED with regulations set by the National Unity Ministry (KPN).

Sports & Recreation

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  • For individuals who have not yet completed or received a complete vaccination, individual sports and recreational activities can be done in open areas (outdoor) including public open parks by adhering to a physical distancing of at least 2 to 3 meters and done in the same district starting at 6.00 am until 8.00 pm. Activities include: jogging, exercise, cycling, skateboarding, inline skating and the like.
  • Operation of public open parks is SUBJECT to the Local Authority (PBT).
  • The operation of all sports and recreational facilities EXCEPT for the open (outdoor) and semi-open facilities is RESTRICTED to necessary management purposes (finance, maintenance, and the like) only with no more than 30% capacity.
  • Organisation of closed-door tournaments or competitions WITHOUT the presence of spectators/supporters following the Sports Bubble Model is LIMITED to the ones organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), the Malaysian Football League(MFL) and the Petronas CubPrix Championship only.
  • Centralised training programs conducted by the National Sports Council (MSN) and State Sports Council (MSN Negeri) using the Camp Based Training concept.
  • Centralised quarantine training, including training matches, for teams in the MFL using the Sports Bubble Model.
  • The participation of Malaysian athletes/coaches/officers/technicians in tournaments or competitions or competitions abroad is SUBJECT to the approval of the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) WITH the support of KBS/MSN.

Creative industry

  • Development and broadcasting of creative content by recording or live broadcast including animation, filming, drama, promotion, sitcoms and the like, including dance activities, theater arts, musical arts, cultural performances and heritage as well as the art of music are not allowed except for individual talk and live streaming.
  • Recorded broadcasts or live broadcasts of programs in the form of information delivery (other than entertainment) such as news, forums, talks are allowed.

Other activities

Picnic and camping activities for individuals who have not been fully vaccinated are NOT PERMITTED.


List Of Essential Services Permitted To Operate

  • Food and beverages (including animal feed).
  • Health and medical care including dietary supplements, care products as well as veterinary clinics and services.
  • Water.
  • Energy.
  • Security (security and safety), defence, emergency, welfare, and humanitarian aid.
  • Solid waste management, public cleaning/sanitation and sewerage.
  • Transportation by land, water, or air.
  • Port, shipyard, and airport services and operations, including loading, cargo handling and piloting, and the storage or packing of commodities.
  • Communications including media, telecommunications, and internet, post and courier services as well as broadcasting (for the purposes of news and alike).
  • Banking, insurance, takaful, and capital markets.
  • Pawnshops and community credit facilities.
  • E-commerce and information technology.
  • Production, distillation, storage, supply, and distribution of fuels and lubricants.
  • Hotels and accommodation (only for the purpose of quarantine, segregation, employment for necessary services – not tourism).
  • Critical construction, maintenance and repair.
  • Forestry and wildlife services (limited to enforcement).
  • Legislation and the judiciary.
  • Lawyers and commissioners of oaths.
  • Accounting services.
  • Logistics limited to delivering necessary services

List Of Essential Services By Sector

Production (worker capacity 60%)

  • Aerospace (components and maintenance, repair and overhaul – MRO).
  • Food and beverages.
  • Packaging and printing materials related to essential services sector.
  • Personal care items and detergents.
  • Health care and medical products.
  • Personal care items, personal protective equipment (PPE) including rubber gloves and fire safety equipment.
  • Components for medical devices.
  • Electrical and electronics (crucial to the global economic chain).
  • Oil and gas including petrochemicals and petrochemical products.
  • Machinery and equipment.
  • Textiles for PPE production.
  • Production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants.

Agriculture, Fisheries, Farming & Commodities (Optimum Worker Capacity)

  • Agriculture, fisheries and farming (livestock) including its chain of activities/services.
  • Plantation and commodities including its chain of activities/services (palm oil, rubber, pepper, cocoa)

Construction

  • Critical maintenance and repair work.
  • Major public infrastructure construction works.
  • Building construction work that provides complete employee accommodation on the construction site or construction with workers stationed in approved Centralized Labour Quarters (CLQ).
  • Construction managed by G1, G2, G3, and G4 grade contractors.
  • Renovation of private residential and buildings.
  • Construction of government funded projects.
  • Land survey.
  • Professional services/consultants involved with permitted construction works.
  • Services in the supply chain involved with permitted construction works.

Trade & Distribution

Without vaccine requirement

  1. Shopping complex is OPEN only for supermarkets, hypermarkets and department stores INCLUDING all necessary services listed
  2. Supermarkets and hypermarkets
  3. Departmental store
  4. Pharmacy, personal care, convenience store and mini mart.
  5. Restaurant
  6. Laundry (including self -service)
  7. Pet care and pet food stores
  8. Shop for spectacles and optical goods
  9. Hardware store
  10. E-commerce (all product categories)
  11. Wholesale and distribution (all categories of necessary service products only)
  12. Vehicle workshops, maintenance and spare parts
  13. Other Specialty Retail Stores (gas stations)
  14. Bookstores and stationery
  15. Computer and telecommunication stores

Provided the customer has been completely vaccinated

  1. Vehicle wash shop
  2. Electrical and electronics stores
  3. Store household goods and kitchen utensils
  4. Furniture store
  5. Sports equipment store
  6. Vehicle accessories store
  7. Vehicle distribution and sales center
  8. Clothing, fashion and accessory stores
  9. Jewelry store
  10. Barber shop and beauty center/ salon (basic barber services only)

Others – such services, works, industries and businesses as may be determined by the Government after consulting with the authorities regulating the service, work, industry and business.

ANY ACTIVITIES NOT LISTED IN THE LATEST SOP ARE NOT PERMITTED.


Negative List – prohibited activities

Economic activities

  • Spas, reflexology centres, massage centres, wellness centres, as well as manicure and pedicure services.
  • Cyber cafes and internet centres.
  • Driving school/centre, maritime, and aviation training centres.
  • Photography.
  • Casinos, horse race tracks, and lottery centres.
  • Alcohol breweries and liquor stores.

Social activities

  • Formal or informal, governments or public sector events.
  • Social events such as; ‘kenduri’ or feasts, festive celebrations, engagement parties, wedding receptions, Aqiqah, Tahlil, and ‘doa selamat’ events, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, retreats, and other social gatherings.
  • Having guests or visitors at one’s residence, except, in cases of emergencies or for item deliveries.
  • Face-to-face seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, talks, exhibitions and meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE).

Tourism and cultural activities

  • Public tourist attractions such as; zoos, farms, aquariums, edutainment centres, extreme, adventure, nature parks, and others.
  • Art, cultural and heritage centres such as; museums, libraries, art galleries or cultural heritage villages, performance stages, and others.
  • Theme parks, family entertainment centres, indoor playgrounds and karaoke places.
  • Tourism activities across district or state boundaries.
  • International and domestic tourism activities by locals and domestic tourism activities involving foreigners entering Malaysia.

Sports & recreation activities

  • All indoor sports and recreational activities.
  • All water sports and recreational activities EXCEPT fishing.
  • Sports and recreational activities carried out in groups or involving physical contact.
  • The organization of all tournaments or competitions EXCEPT those organized by the KBS, Malaysian Football League MFL, and Petronas CubPrix Championship only.
  • Attendance of spectators or supporters at sports and recreation events.
  • The participation of Malaysian athletes/coaches/officers/technicians in tournaments or competitions or matches abroad WITHOUT the approval of the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) and the support of KBS/MSN.
  • Sports and recreational activities conducted outside of or across MCO enforcement areas, EXCEPT with permission from PDRM.

Creative industry

  • Performances at hotel lounges.
  • Indoor or outdoor busking, street performing (except at PPVs).
  • Activities at night clubs or pubs.
  • Activities at the cinema.

Other prohibited activities

  • Any activities that causes mass gatherings, that can hinder physical distancing and compliance with orders by the Health Department Director.
  • Other matters will be determined by the government from time to time.


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