Here is the new December 2020 SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed during the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of Peninsular Malaysia!
For the Recovery MCO SOP, please see New RMCO / PKPP SOP (December 2020) For Malaysia.
Peninsular Malaysia : CMCO / PKPB Lockdown Until 20 December!
With record highs in COVID-19 cases, the Malaysian National Security Council announced another extension of the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of these Peninsular Malaysia states and territories.
- Kuala Lumpur
- Selangor (except for Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Hulu Selangor)
- Mukim 12 and Mukim 13 in Penang
- Kinta, Teja, Kampar, Changkat Jong and Hilir Perak in Perak
- Seremban and Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan
- Kota Bahru, Machang, Tanah Merah and Pasir Mas in Kelantan
- Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi, Batu Pahat and Kulai in Johor
This extended CMCO / PKPB lockdown in Malaysia will start at 12:01 AM on 7 December 2020 and end on 20 December 2020.
New CMCO SOP For Peninsular Malaysia
Here is the new, updated MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in CMCO / PKPB areas in Peninsular Malaysia :
- Nationwide travel is allowed, except to EMCO (PKPD) areas.
- Private and commercial vehicles are allowed to carry up to their maximum passenger capacity.
- High risk individuals and children are not encouraged to go out.
- All activities and services at airports and ports are allowed.
- Public transportation, like buses, express buses, LRT / MRT / ERL / Monorail / ferry / airlines / taxi / e-hailing vehicles are allowed to operate as normal.
- Food delivery services are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 AM.
- 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.
- Businesses must ensure that customers check in using MySejahtera or write in the logbook.
- Businesses must scan the body temperature of customers, and those with a body temperature of 37.5 °C are not permitted to enter.
- All employees, suppliers and customers must wear a face mask at all times.
- Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed, between 6 AM and 12 AM.
- Restaurants, food stores, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, food stalls, food kiosks, groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 AM.
- Dine-in is allowed, with 1 meter distance between every person.
- Daily, wholesale, farmer’s and night markets are allowed to open until 12 AM.
- Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 AM, except for those on highways – they can open 24 hours
- Laundry services are allowed between 6 AM and 12 AM.
- All other permitted businesses are allowed to operate between 6 AM and 12 AM.
- All other essential activities NOT listed in the Negative List are permitted, subject to the existing SOPs.
- Public and private clinics and hospitals are allowed to open 24 hours.
- Pharmacies and drugstores are allowed to open from 8 AM until 12 AM.
FISHING, FARMING, PLANTATION INDUSTRIES
- The fishing, farming, plantation, livestock and related food chain industries are allowed to operate as normal.
- Religious activities in mosques and suraus are allowed with limits to the number of participants, according to the state authorities
- Religious activities in other houses of worship are allowed with limited to the number of participants, according to MKN / MOH / state or federal authorities.
- Akad nikah ceremonies are allowed with a maximum limit of 30 people, based on the area and physical distancing, or as set by the state religious authorities.
- Wedding registration ceremonies for non-Muslims are allowed with a maximum limit of 30 people, based on the area and physical distancing.
ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION + CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
- Entertainment centres, pubs and night clubs are forbidden to open.
- Theme parks, indoor playgrounds and cinemas are forbidden to open (except in green zones).
- Live concerts or events with spectators are forbidden.
- Recording activities for music, concerts, filming, interviews, and so on are allowed both in studios and outdoors, limited to CMCO areas with limited crew and no audience, according to the SOP.
- Live event activities are permitted without an audience, with limited crew set by MOH.
- Busking activities in indoor locations are allowed, based on time limits and limited number of audience, as set by MOH.
SPORTS + RECREATION
- Individual sporting activities and non-contact recreation or those performed individually and not involving more than 10 people, like walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics, hiking, fishing, and so on are permitted.
- Picnics and contact sports are forbidden.
- A physical distance of 1-3 metres (static activities) or 3-5 metres (dynamic activities) must be maintained.
- Sports facilities are limited to training activities that do not involve physical contact and cannot exceed 50% of their capacity at any one time.
- 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.
- Tuition, music, dance, art, language classes are forbidden, except if done individually (one to one), or in green zones.
- Kindergartens, nurseries and childcare centres are allowed to operate, with permission from the relevant ministries.
- 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 (except in green zones).
- Face to face meetings in offices, hotels and other institutions are allowed, with physical distancing and the wearing of face masks, limited to 50% of the meeting room capacity.
- 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 EMCO or CMCO areas (except green zones) are forbidden.
- Overseas tourism is forbidden.
- Domestic tourism involving foreign tourists (except from countries approved by the Minister) is forbidden.
- Tour companies are allowed to operate, based on existing SOP.
- Hotels are allowed to provide accommodation.
- Restaurants, including F&B outlets and lounges are allowed.
COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!
Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :
- Avoid suspected cases or disease hotspots, like hospitals, if possible!
- Avoid public events and crowds
- Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
- If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
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