[Updated] Complete List Of Official Nationwide MCO SOP 2021

MCO 3.0 Implemented Nationwide Till 7 June

After much speculation of the reimplementation of MCO over the past few days, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob finally addressed the nation on 4 May 2021 and announced that 6 districts in Selangor will be placed back on MCO from 6 – 17 May 2021. The 6 Selangor districts affected are: Hulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat, and Sepang.

[Update, 5 May 2021] It was announced that KL will also be placed under MCO from 7 May – 20 May 2021.

[Update, 10 May 2021] Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the MCO will now be implemented nationwide from 12 May – 7 June 2021 following fresh surges of COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks. New SOPs have also been announced.

Full List Of SOP For MCO 3.0

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  • Interdistrict and interstate travel is strictly prohibited (only allowed for emergency reasons or for work) – roadblocks will be set up at district and state borders.
  • Only takeaways, drive-thru and delivery (no dine-in) are allowed for restaurants and F&B outlets in MCO districts (till 12AM only).
  • All schools and education institutions will be closed. Childcare centres, tabikataska, and tadikas are however allowed to operate to ease the burden of working parents.
  • All forms of social activities and business events such as kenduris, weddings, celebrations, seminars, face-to-face meetings are not allowed. Majlis akad nikah is allowed with strict SOP set by authorities.
  • All forms of sports and recreational activities are disallowed with the exception of jogging, cycling, and exercises in open spaces with proper physical distancing.
  • Work-from-home arrangements are now mandatory – only a maximum 30% of management staff are allowed in the office at a time.
  • Permission letters issued by employers to head to work are sufficient for employees who need to cross district lines – PDRM approval is not required.
  • The number of passengers per vehicle (including private cars, taxis, and e-hailing vehicles) is limited to 3 people including the driver.
  • Citizens who need to cross district lines to head for their vaccination appointments do not require a permission letter from the police and can simply flash their proof of appointment on MySejahtera app, website, or SMS if stopped by authorities.
  • Interstate and interdistrict travel for married couples living apart are allowed upon obtaining permission from the police/PDRM.
Masks are mandatory in all public spaces and can only be taken off:
  • While at home with only family members
  • White in hotels or accommodation with only family members
  • When alone in work space
  • While doing sports or recreational activities (indoors and outdoors)
  • In the car with only family members
  • Indoors or outdoors without other individuals around
  • While eating or drinking
List of prohibited activities:
  • Spas & reflexology centres
  • Clubs & pubs
  • Theme parks & indoor playgrounds
  • Karaokes
  • Cinemas
  • Contact sports & tournaments involving audiences
  • Group sports and events such as fun runs & marathons
  • Social activities involving big groups including weddings, receptions, gatherings, retreats, birthday celebrations, kenduri, and more.
  • Business events involving big groups such as seminars, conferences, talks, exhibitions, and more.
List of reduced operating hours:
  • Restaurants & F&B outlets: 6AM – 12AM
  • Petrol stations: 6AM – 12AM
  • Convenience stores, kedai runcit: 6AM – 12AM
  • Pharmacies: 6AM – 12AM
  • Hospitals, clinics, medical labs: 24 hours
  • Pasar harian, pasar tani, pasar awam: 6AM – 2PM
  • Vets & pet stores: 6AM – 10PM
  • Laundry shops: 6AM – 10PM
  • Barbers, hairdressers: 6AM – 10PM
  • Optical shops: 6AM – 10PM

SOP For Ramadan & Hari Raya Aidilfitri

  • House and grave visiting is not allowed during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
  • Solat sunat Aidilfitri prayers are allowed in mosques and suraus with not more than 50 people in a space that can fit over 1,000 pax and not more than 20 people in a space that can fit less than 1,000 pax.
  • Ramadan bazaars and Aidilfitri bazaars are not allowed to operate.

A Newly-Introduced HIDE System

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The government has unveiled a new HIDE (Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement) system, jointly developed by Bank Negara Malaysia and the Health Ministry of Malaysia. The HIDE system identifies COVID-risk locations and flags potential hotspots by using data from the MySejahtera system, providing a warning of COVID-19 spikes in locations across the country.

The first HIDE list of business premises was released by the Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia this week and premises on the list have been ordered to close for three days to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Many supermarkets, public transport stations as well as malls within Klang Valley including Mid Valley Megamall, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC, Sungei Wang Plaza and Sunway Velocity Mall have appeared on the first HIDE list.

An article by Klook Blog – Click here to read the official article.