11 Types Of Businesses Allowed To Operate In Phase 1 States For Fully Vaccinated Individuals
During the weekend, the government announced that 11 types of businesses under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan will be able to reopen today (16/8). According to PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, at least 50% of the adult population needed to be fully vaccinated before lifting restrictions for these businesses.
“Therefore, individuals who have completed their vaccinations in the Klang Valley can benefit from these facilities when these businesses resume operations,” Muhyiddin said. The 11 types of businesses include barbers and hair salons, car wash, electrical shops, household appliances and kitchen supplies, furniture shops, sports equipment stores, car accessories workshops, car sales showrooms, morning and farmers’ markets, clothing stores, and jewellery stores.
“After taking into account data from risk assessments conducted by the Health Ministry and Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, and after discourse with all stakeholders in these sectors of interest, the government has agreed to facilitate the trade and distribution sector with effect from August 16 involving 11 types of economic activities which will be allowed to resume operations in Phase One,” he added.
Muhyiddin stressed that fashion boutiques and accessory shops must adhere to strict SOPs which include using gloves, limiting the number of customers and time limit within the shops, and no usage of the fitting rooms. He also mentioned that manufacturing, construction, and mining sectors will be allowed to resume operations in capacities that coincide with the percentage of their workers who are fully vaccinated. Companies with 40 to 59% fully vaccinated rate will be allowed to operate at 60% capacity while those with 60 to 79% immunisation rate of its staff are allowed to operate at 80% capacity.
Lastly, companies with 80 to 100% fully vaccinated workers will be permitted to operate in full capacity.