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Most of the businesses are allowed to operate during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) starting from 04/05/2020.

All businesses shall follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the Government.

Who can resume operation?

Except for the sectors listed in the Prohibited Activities List below, all other business sectors are allowed to reopen and operate under the SOPs. The list will be updated from time to time by Government and regulatory agencies, taking into account the level of business readiness to resume operations.

Prohibited Activities:

  1. Entertainment and Recreation
  2. Festival Celebration, Parade and Assembly
  3. Conferences and Exhibitions
  4. Education
  5. Sports
  6. Social Activities
  7. Transportation
  8. Business with or without Premises / Markets with or without Premises / Retail or F&B Markets
  9. Worker-centered accommodation (CLQ) / hostel / hostel in the manufacturing and other sectors
  10. Installation and maintenance of machinery (lifts, escalators, boilers, etc.) for the service sector / tower crane at the construction site
  11. Fashion & Accessories Stores
  12. Laundry (self-service laundry)
  13. Face to face lectures / seminars / courses / training
  14. Certification activities for agriculture
  15. Barber shops and beauty salons
  16. Banking and Financial Services
  17. Forest Management
  18. Mining and Quarrying
  19. Farming and Agriculture
  20. Fishing
  21. Creative Arts
  22. Culture and Art
  23. Tourism and Hotel

General Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  1. Disease prevention & prevention protocols
    • Employers must provide workplace protocols that include surveillance of the disease and prevention of the spread of infections in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry of Health Malaysia
  2. Health screening
    • Provides body temperature or thermal scanner
    • Perform screening to detect Covid-19 related symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath daily
    • Screening should be done daily at the entrance of the premises
  3. Health reports (on the premises and accommodation provided by the company)
    • All employers are required to contact the nearest health office if a worker is suspected to have COVID-19 symptoms
    • Employees who have a body temperature of 37.5°C or show any symptoms should be referred to the nearby Panel Clinic
    • The employee is not allowed to enter the company premises
  4. Social distance and workers' health safety procedures
    • The use of face masks by every employee is encouraged
    • Ensure guidelines for best practices for social distance are provided such as 1 meter markings on floors, desks and chairs and are implemented specifically at:
      • Areas such as the cafeteria, meeting room, prayer room, multipurpose hall and others
  5. Eradication & disinfection of premises
    • The sanitation and cleaning process should be carried out three (3) times a day especially in common spaces such as:
      • Lobbies, elevators, cafeterias, meeting rooms, prayer rooms, bus / transportation, indoor recreation centers, toilets and garbage / trash cans
    • The company must carry out the disinfection sanitation process at the factory / premises each time before the shift or operation begins
    • The company must provide hand sanitizer at the entrance, all common areas and other places within the plant / premises
  6. Ethics in the general area of the premises
    • On-premises prayer facilities and places of worship should be regulated by social incarceration at a time
    • Canteen / cafeteria operations are allowed with 2 meter intervals between tables
    • Mealtime should be implemented in stages depending on the suitability of the company
  7. Company vehicles
    • Office vehicles should undergo the process of disinfection and disinfection every time they are used
    • Private vehicles are encouraged for personal hygiene by employees in accordance with appropriate procedures
  8. Emergency response
    • The Company must establish an Emergency Response Protocol Committee for the preparation and implementation of procedures for managing emergency cases (Covid-19 infection or infection investigations)
    • The company is responsible for the full cost of employee screening, if deemed necessary
    • The cost of disinfection should be borne by the company

What to do when resuming operations?

Declaration on MITI

Declaration on MITI is voluntary and not compulsory. However, companies are encouraged to show their commitment with the SOPs set by relevant authorities. The declaration can be made on

Daily Report

  • The employer or co-ordinator in the workplace is RESPONSIBLE for completing and submitting the daily report
  • One report per one location
  • To be done by all sectors who resume their operation
  • No need to submit daily report for those applied but not yet resumed operation
  • No need to submit if no worker present to workplace on that day

The report can be completed on

Prihatin Screening Programme (PSP) - by Perkeso

  • Screening program for the COVID-19 outbreaks carried out for workers including foreign workers for companies permitted to operate during the period of the Movement Control Order
  • FREE of charge
  • Only employees who register as SOCSO contributors are eligible
  • Employees must register individually through the Perkeso PSP Portal using the following information
  • Employee screening is based on an appointment with a service provider, either at the employee's premises or at the service provider's designated premises for sampling purposes
  • The screening results will take 48 hours after the sample is taken
  • Employees can check the results of the screening through the Perkeso PSP Portal
  • Provided by service provider appointed by Perkeso:
  • First phase:
    • Focus on screening for employees of companies in the red or yellow zone as well as companies with foreign workers
    • Through sampling of the nose and mouth through a designated service provider
  • Second phase:
    • Expected to begin in the first week of May 2020
    • This screening will be carried out for employees who have not been screened during the first phase
    • Through blood droplets by the PSP Panel Clinic
    • Performed twice on the first day (Day 1) and the seventh day (Day 7) before the screening results can be released

Please click HERE to download the guidelines summarized by YCS.