The government just announced the official SOP for 2022 Chinese New Year celebrations in Malaysia!
Here is what you need to know!
2022 Chinese New Year SOP For Malaysia!
On 19 January 2022, the Ministry of National Unity released the official SOP for 2022 Chinese New Year celebrations in Malaysia!
They also issued two other SOP documents, so I compiled them here for your convenience.
- The Family Reunion Dinner is allowed on 31 January 2022.
- Prayers are allowed in non-Muslim houses of worship on 1 and 2 February 2022, according to the existing SOP under PPN Phase 4.
- The special Hokkien clan prayers are allowed on 8 and 9 February 2022.
a) Prayers are allowed in non-Muslim houses of worship, according to the existing SOP under PPN Phase 4.
b) Prayers are allowed at individual house compounds at night, according to the Hokkien clan tradition.
- Chap Goh Meh prayers are allowed at non-Muslim houses of worship, according to the existing SOP under PPN Phase 4.
- You are allowed to visit family and friends from 31 January until 15 February 2022.
- Chinese New Year Receptions are allowed from 31 January until 15 February 2022
a) only allowed to those who were explicitly invited
b) NOT ALLOWED to members of the public who were not invited
c) continuous receptions like open houses are NOT ALLOWED
d) allowed at up to 50% venue capacity, with physical distancing
- Lion / dragon / tiger dance are allowed from 31 January until 15 February, subject to the Creative Industry (Live Performance) SOP.
The Ministry of National Unity calls on the public to always obey the SOP, and take COVID-19 precautions like wear a face mask, maintain good hygiene and ensure physical distancing.
2022 Chinese New Year SOP For Prayers In Malaysia!
Here is the additional SOP for prayer activities at non-Muslim houses of worship during Chinese New Year 2022 :
Non-Muslim Houses of Worship must :
- Open a health screening counter at the entrance, conduct a body temperature scan and look for symptoms like fever, cough, breathing difficulties and flu.
- Ensure that only fully-vaccinated people are allowed to enter, by checking their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
- Make sure everyone is recorded using the MySejahtera application, or registers manually using the logbook.
- Provide hand sanitiser at the registration counter.
- Ensure that face masks are worn.
Worshippers attending prayers must :
- Scan the MySejahtera QR code, or register manually using the provided logbook.
- Scan their body temperature
- Use the provided hand sanitiser.
- Only fully-vaccinated people are allowed to enter.
- Maintain a physical distance of 1 metre.
- Must wear a face mask.
The government of Malaysia will take action against those who flout these SOP requirements.
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