National Recovery Plan Phase 3 SOP : 4 August 2021 Edition!

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Here is the latest SOP for Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) for Malaysia!

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For Phase 1 SOP, please see National Recovery Phase 1 SOP : 3 August 2021 Edition!
For Phase 2 SOP, please see National Recovery Phase 2 SOP : 3 August 2021 Edition!

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 2 SOP : 4 August 2021 Video!

This video shows the latest National Recovery Plan SOP slides (4 August 2021) for Phase 3, followed by our English translation.

This Phase 3 SOP currently applies to Perlis, Sarawak and Labuan.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 3 SOP : 4 August 2021 Edition!

This is the new National Recovery Plan Phase 3 SOP that was released on 4 August 2021.

General Health Protocol

  • Licence holders and premise owners must provide MySejahtera QR code and a manual logbook to register customers.
  • Hand sanitiser must be provided at the entrance, and customers must use it before entering.
  • The use of MySejahtera is mandatory is areas with good Internet connectivity. The use of logbook is only allowed in areas with no Internet connectivity, or other reasonable excuse.
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers and workers check in using MySejahtera. or the manual logbook if there’s no Internet connectivity.
  • Employers, employees, customers and visitors are required to check in using MySejahtera or write their names and phone numbers legibly in the logbook (if there is no Internet connectivity).
  • In shopping malls, customers only need to scan their body temperatures ONCE at the mall entry point. It is not necessary to scan their body temperature at every premise in the mall.
  • Those with body temperatures exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius are NOT ALLOWED to enter.
  • Malls and premise owners must ensure that only customers with Low Risk or Casual Contact Low Risk in MySejahtera are allowed to enter.
  • Licence holders and premise owners must ensure that customers must maintain physical distance of at least 1 metre entering or leaving their premises.
  • Children 12 years or younger are not encouraged to be in public places and facilities, EXCEPT in emergencies, treatment, education or exercise.
  • Premise owners and business licence holders must restrict the number of customers within their premises to ensure at least 1 metre physical distancing.
  • Every premise must publicly display the limit of customers allowed inside at any one time. The use of a numbered queue system is encouraged to control the number of customers.
  • All building owners must provide QR Codes for each floor / level.
  • It is MANDATORY for employees, suppliers and customers to properly wear face masks while within the premise.
  • There must be good ventilation and aeration at the premise.
  • It is MANDATORY to wear a face mask, especially in crowded public areas, EXCEPT in these places or situations :
    a) hotel room or paid accommodation, alone or with your own family
    b) Personal working space
    c) Sporting activities and outdoor recreation
    d) Personal vehicle, alone or with your own family
    e) Indoor or outdoor public areas, when there are no other individuals
    f) While eating or drinking in public areas, when there are no other individuals (except in restaurants or other food & beverage premises)

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Travel Restrictions

  • Inter-district travel with the same state is ALLOWED.
  • Interstate travel is FORBIDDEN.
  • All entry and exit into MCO areas will be closed and controlled by the police (PDRM).
  • Up to three (3) household representatives may leave to purchase food, medicine, dietary supplement and basic necessities.
  • Up to three (3) people, including the patient, may leave to seek healthcare, medical care, screening test, vaccination, security or emergencies.
  • Taxis and e-hailing rides are limited to just three (3) people in the vehicle, including the driver, and the passengers must sit in the back.
  • Vehicles carrying goods or involved in the economic chain or industry (including worker transportation) is allowed to travel at full capacity.
  • Official and government vehicles are allowed to travel at full capacity.
  • Airports, ports and logistic sector are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours.
  • Public transportation (train, bus, LRT, MRT, ERL, monorail, taxi, ferry) are allowed to operate at full capacity.
  • Unloading of goods at premises, factories and ports are ALLOWED.
  • Travel for funerals and natural disasters are ALLOWED, with police permission.
  • Disaster or humanitarian aid from NGO must obtain permission from the state or district Disaster Management Committee, and the aid must be channelled through the Disaster Operational Control Centre (PKOB) of the affected area.
  • Interstate and inter-district travel for the purpose of going for vaccination is ALLOWED by showing the appointment in MySejahtera, website or SMS.
  • Members of Parliament or State Legislators are ALLOWED to travel interstate or inter-district to visit their constituencies without conducting any events.
  • Travel for Short Term Business Visitors under the One Stop Centre (OSC) initiative for official or business purposes are ALLOWED with police permission.
  • Interstate travel between Phase 2 and Phase 3 states is ALLOWED for husbands and wives in long-distance relationships, with police permission.

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Civil Service

  • Office attendance for essential services in the civil service must not exceed 80% at any one time (except for frontliners, security, defence and enforcement), and 20% must work from home, in rotation.
  • Government counter service will operate physically subject to the current orders from the Secretary to the Government of Malaysia (KSN).
  • Civil servants going to office must receive official attendance order and worker’s pass.

Private Sector

  • Approved essential services must have official approval from the relevant Ministry or Agency.
  • Employee travel is limited to approved operations letter or worker’s pass or employer’s letter of authority.
  • Employee capacity for the private sector (essential services only) is limited to 80%.

MICE

  • Face-to-face meetings for government and private agencies are ALLOWED, without involving outside agencies with 50% capacity and physical distancing.
  • Meetings involving outside agencies are encouraged to use video conferencing.
  • Seminars, workshops, courses, training and talks are FORBIDDEN, except in-service training through Camp-Based Training.
  • Seminars, workshops, courses, training and talks conducted online are ALLOWED.
  • Critical interviews are ALLOWED either face-to-face or online.
  • Official events are ALLOWED at 50% premise capacity with physical distancing.

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Business Activities

  • Restaurants (including in hotel, sports and recreation club house), food shops, food stalls, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, hawker centres. food kiosks are ALLOWED to operate from 6 AM until 12 AM.
  • Sale of food and drinks are allowed via dine-in, takeaway, drive-through or delivery.
  • Dine-in is allowed with physical distance of at least 1 metre.
  • Healthcare services like hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours, or up to their licensed operating hours.
  • Petrol stations can operate from 6 AM until 12 PM, except for those on tolled highways which can operate 24 hours.
  • All trade and distribution sectors are ALLOWED to operate from 6 AM until 12 AM, or according to their business licence.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness centres, as well as pedicure and manicure services are FORBIDDEN.

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  • Daily and public markets are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 4 PM, subject to the local authorities, proper SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision.
  • Controlled Fresh Produce Market (PST) are ALLOWED to open from 7 AM until 2 PM.
  • Permanent Farm Market (PTK), MyFarm Outlet (MFO) and Local Farmer’s Association Complex (PPK) are ALLOWED to open from 6 AM until 6 PM.
  • Wholesale markets are ALLOWED to open from 12:01 AM until 6 AM, and from 11 AM until 4 PM, subject to the local authorities, proper SOP and under RELA / PBT supervision.
  • Farmer’s market and morning market are ALLOWED to open from 7 AM until 1 PM.
  • Night markets and weekend markets are ALLOWED to operate according to their licence / permit until 12 AM, with SOP compliance and monitoring by the authorities including RELA / civil defence.
  • Agriculture, fisheries, livestock, plantation, commodity and logging, and their supply chains, are ALLOWED to operate.
  • Manufacturing and construction, and their supply chains are ALLOWED to operate.
  • The operation of mines and quarries is ALLOWED with up to 80% worker capacity, subject to the Mining and Quarrying SOP.

Education

  • All public and private institutes of tertiary education, tahfiz centres and other educational institutes must CLOSE.
  • Tertiary education will continue ONLINE.
  • All public and private schools and education institutes, tuition centres, language centres, skill centres, counselling centres, etc. must CLOSE.
  • Students sitting for SPM, STPM, SVM, STAM, SKM, DVM and equivalent international examinations are ALLOWED to travel interstate / inter-district for examinations with approval from MOE, MARA or relevant Ministry / Agency. The student may be accompanied by one guardian.
  • Teachers or lecturers who are involved in classes related to the approved examinations are allowed to travel, with approval from MOE, MARA or relevant Ministry / Agency.
  • Students in boarding schools taking part in examinations are allowed to travel to their dormitories, with approval from MOE, MARA or relevant Ministry / Agency.
  • Students who need to travel from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah, Sarawak or Labuan and vice versa must comply with existing quarantine rules.
  • Only international school and expatriate school students involved in International examinations are allowed to sit for examinations according to the schedule set by the international examination body.
  • All face-to-face learning are FORBIDDEN, except for tertiary education students who require them.
  • International and professional exams, as well as research activities requiring lab access in tertiary education facilities are ALLOWED.
  • Industrial training is ALLOWED, in compliance with the SOP.
  • Students in boarding schools or universities are ALLOWED to continue using hybrid studies.
  • Private and public kindergartens, kindergartens in private, international and expatriate schools and mind development centres for children 4 to 6 years old are ALLOWED to operate.
  • Home care or rehabilitation centres of children, the disabled (OKU), senior citizens, women and other care facilities are allowed to operate, subject to the SOP.

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Religion

  • Mosque and surau activities are allowed, subject to the State Religious Authority.
  • Islamic wedding ceremony (akad nikah) is ALLOWED, subject to the State Religious Authority.
  • Activities at non-Muslim houses of worship are ALLOWED, subject to the National Unity Ministry.
  • Non-Muslim marriage registrations are allowed at the National Registration Department (JPN), houses of worship and religious associations, subject to limits set by JPN.
  • Burial activities are allowed, subject to the State Religion Authority (Islam) or the National Unity Ministry (Non-Muslim).

Sports + Recreation

  • Individual sports and recreational activities without physical contact in open spaces and exercise with physical distancing of 2-3 metres are allowed in open and semi-open spaces within 10 km from the residence, from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Allowed activities include jogging, exercise, gym activities, swimming, jetski, tai chi, cycling, skateboarding, fishing, equestrian sports, archery, hiking, tennis or badminton (singles only), golf, and motorsports.
  • Individual activities in small groups are restricted to 50% capacity, or not more than 50 people including the coach / instructor (whichever is fewer).
  • Permitted group activities include aerobics, Zumba, dance, Taekwondo without physical touch (Poomsae), and so on.
  • All sports facilities and commercial recreation facilities, including swimming pools, are ALLOWED to open, limited to 50% capacity, with supervision. Worker presence cannot exceed 80% capacity, including management and operations.
  • Operations of public sports and recreation facilities are subject to the local authorities.
  • Championships or competitions without spectators or supporters based on the Sports Bubble model are allowed, with the permission of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), without spectators or supporters.
  • Centralised training programs with quarantine by National and State Sports Councils using Camp Based Training are ALLOWED.
  • Centralised training programs including quarantined training competitions for teams in the Malaysian Football League (MFL) using Camp Based Training are ALLOWED.
  • Athlete / coach / official / technical support participation in overseas championships or competitions or matches are subject to the approval of the Immigration Department with support from KBS / MSN.
  • Entry of foreign athlete / coach / official / technical support into Malaysia is subject to the approval of the Immigration Department with support from KBS / MSN, and compliance with the rules for the entry of foreigners into Malaysia.

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Creative Industry

  • Development and broadcasting of creative content through recording or live broadcasts including animation, filming, drama, promotions, sitcoms and the like, including dance, art activities theatre, musical arts, cultural and heritage performances as well as music are ALLOWED without audience and limited to 70% capacity for management and crew.
  • Filming inside and outside of studio is ALLOWED with strict SOP.
  • Indoor and outdoor busking are ALLOWED with physical distancing.
  • Lounge hotel performances are ALLOWED with 50% premise capacity and physical distancing.
  • Drive in cinema activities are ALLOWED.

Tourism + Culture

  • Tourism and cultural activities within the same state are ALLOWED to operate, with 50% capacity and compliance with the relevant SOPs.
    – Tourist attractions like zoos, farms, aquariums, edutainment centres, extreme parks, adventure parks, nature parks, etc.
    – Souvenir and craft shops, culture and historical premises like museums, libraries, art galleries, native art and culture, stage performance, etc.
    – Theme parks and family entertainment centres
  • Other tourism and cultural activities, EXCEPT those listed in the Negative List, must comply with the SOP.

 

National Recovery Plan Phase 3 SOP : NEGATIVE LIST

These activities are FORBIDDEN using the National Recovery Plan Recovery Phase 3 SOP.

  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness, pedicure and manicure
  • Cinema activities
  • Night club and pub activities
  • Social events like feasts, festivals, weddings, engagements, receptions, aqiqah ceremonies, tahlil, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, retreats and other social events.
  • Seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, exhibitions, lectures and all MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) events that are face-to-face.
  • Interstate tourism
  • Overseas tourism.
  • Tourism involving foreign tourists entering Malaysia.

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  • All physical sports and recreation activities, except for national or international championships and competitions permitted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS).
  • Spectator or supporter attendance at sport venues and recreation.
  • Participation by athlete, coach, official, technical support to overseas competitions or championships or matches, WITHOUT the permission of the Malaysia Immigration Department and support from KBS / MSN.
  • Entry of foreign athlete / coach / official / technical support into Malaysia is subject to the approval of the Immigration Department with support from KBS / MSN, and compliance with the rules for the entry of foreigners into Malaysia.
  • Sports or recreational activities that cross state lines, EXCEPT with police permission.
  • Any activity that involves many people gathering in one place until it is hard to maintain physical distancing, and compliance with the Director General of Health’s orders.
  • Any other matter that may be decided by the Government from time to time.

 

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