Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya is under a CMCO (PKPB) lockdown from 14-27 October 2020.
Here is the official MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed during the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of KL, Selangor and Putrajaya!
As you can see below, the government keeps changing the SOP, so please check back for updates!
KL, Selangor, Putrajaya : CMCO Lockdown On 14 October!
After a third wave of COVID-19 cases, the Malaysia National Security Council ordered a CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) lockdown of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya.
The CMCO lockdown of KL, Selangor and Putrajaya will kick off at 12:01 AM on 14 October 2020, and last until 27 October 2020.
KL, Selangor, Putrajaya CMCO / PKPB : Official MKN SOP!
Here is the confirmed MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed during the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of KL, Selangor and Putrajaya :
- Only two persons from each household are allowed to go out to purchase daily necessities.
- People at high risk and children are not encouraged to go out.
- No one is allowed to enter or leave the areas under CMCO lockdown.
- Cross-district travel is forbidden, except for work, economic or industrial purposes.
- Cross-district travel for emergencies (sickness and funeral) requires advanced notice to the police.
- Workers will need a valid work pass or letter of permission from their employers to get past state and district roadblocks.
- Employers are encouraged to let their employees work from home.
In Red Zones : management and administrative staff in public and private sectors are ordered to work from home, starting 22 October 2020.
* Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced this change on 20 October 2020.
- Travellers from other states who need to pass through Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to other states should obtain prior permission from the nearest police station.
- Individuals who intend to travel by air through KLIA, KLIA2 and Subang Airport must obtain prior permission from the police.
- Residents of KL, Selangor and Putrajaya are allowed to return from outstation, with the permission of the police.
- All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
- Businesses must ensure that customers are physically distanced by 1 meter while entering or leaving their premises.
- Businesses must limit the number of customers within their premise, and publicly display the maximum number of customers allowed inside.
- Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed, but must follow the established SOP.
- Restaurants, food stores, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, food stalls, food kiosks, groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 10 PM.
- Dine-in is allowed but limited to 2 persons per small table or 4 persons per large table*, but must follow the Food Sector SOP.
* Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the change on 15 October 2020.
Only in Selangor : 5 persons per large table meant for 10 people.
* Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari announced the change on 16 October 2020.
- Food deliveries, drive-through purchases and food take-aways are encouraged.
- Wholesale markets are allowed to open from 4 AM until 2 PM.
- Daily markets are allowed to open from 6 AM until 2 PM.
- Farmer’s markets are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 PM.
- Night markets are allowed to open from 4 PM until 10 PM.
- Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 10 PM, except for those on highways – they can open 24 hours
- Public buses, express buses, MRT, LRT, ERL, Monorail, taxi and e-hailing services are allowed to operate.
- Taxis and e-hailing vehicles are limited to 2 passengers, and allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
- Food deliveries are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
- All transportation and delivery vehicles involved in industry, business, and manufacturing are allowed to continue as normal, including cross-district and cross-state travel.
- Public and private clinics and hospitals are allowed to open 24 hours.
- Pharmacies and drugstores are allowed to open from 8 AM until 11 PM.
FISHING, FARMING, PLANTATION INDUSTRIES
- The fishing, farming, plantation, livestock and related food chain industries are allowed to operate.
PORTS + AIRPORTS
- All ports and airport services are allowed to operate.
- However, individuals who intend to travel by air through KLIA, KLIA2 and Subang Airport must obtain prior permission from the police.
- All religious activities in mosques, suraus and all other houses of worship are forbidden.
- Mosques and suraus are allowed to recite the azan, and establish the five daily prayers with up to 6 congregants, including the imam.
- The management and workers at all other houses of worship are limited to a maximum of 6.
- Friday prayers will be determined by the state religious authorities.
ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION + CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
- All sports, recreational, social and cultural activities, including weddings, are forbidden.
- Entertainment centres, pubs and night clubs are forbidden to open.
- Theme parks, indoor playgrounds and cinemas are forbidden to open.
- Individual sporting activities and non-contact recreation or those performed individually and not involving more than 10 people, like e-sports, walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics, hiking, fishing, and so on in the open are permitted.
- Indoor activities, camping, swimming, water sports, physical sports, combat sports, sporting tournaments are forbidden.
- Certain commercial sports facilities – gyms, football fields, futsal courts, badminton halls – are allowed to open from 6 AM until 10 PM, starting 19 October 2020.
- Public parks in Kuala Lumpur were allowed to reopen, starting 19 October 2020.
- Sporting events and competitions with spectators and/or with participants from other states are forbidden.
- Training programs by the National Sports Council and state sports councils can continue according to a Quarantine Based Approach.
- All public and private schools, institutions of higher learning, vocational training institutes, kindergartens, day care centres, tahfiz centres, public parks and recreation centres must close.
- However, students who are undergoing exams are permitted to continue taking their exams.
SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES
- All seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, lectures and MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) are forbidden.
- In-service training can continue but must be limited to the training area only.
- Face to face meetings are discouraged, and should be held through video conferencing.
- Official and unofficial government and private ceremonies, and social events like weddings, banquets, engagement parties, aqiqah ceremonies, tahlil, birthdays, anniversary parties, reunions are forbidden.
- All domestic tourism activities that cross into or out of the CMCO areas are forbidden.
- Tour companies are allowed to operate, based on existing SOP.
- Art and craft businesses are allowed to open.
- Hotels are allowed to provide accommodation.
- Spa services, including foot massages, wellness and reflexology services are allowed.
- Restaurants, including F&B outlets and lounges are allowed. Dine-in is limited to 2 persons per table. Room service, take-aways and food delivery are encouraged.
- Swimming pool, gym, seminar rooms, halls are not allowed to operate.
COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!
Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :
- Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
- Avoid public events and crowds
- Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
- Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
- If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
- Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation
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