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F&B Outlets Are Now Allowed To Operate Till 6am For Sahur And Buka Puasa Feasts

If you’re worried that you can’t get a good meal during the early hours in the morning for Sahur and buka puasa feasts, then this news will definitely bring you joy. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced yesterday (12 April), that all F&B outlets will be able to operate till 6am during the Ramadhan month.

Not to worry, you won’t need to drive out to get your meals! He also mentioned that delivery services are included, however this subjects to the conditions of their operating licenses.

“For functions to be held in halls or hotel ballrooms, the general SOP for social gatherings is applicable, that is 50 per cent according to capacity in CMCO areas while 100 per cent capacity in RMCO areas.

“For Ramadan buffets in restaurants, coffee houses, and eateries, they are allowed 100% attendance based on the size of the premises, with the appropriate social distancing,” the defence minister said.

He also added that, “The proprietor of the premises must designate clear entry and exits as well as establish a perimeter for the buffet or function, especially if it is being held in an open space or a private home.

“Registration counters must also be set up at the entrance to take a count of the attendees, with temperature checks and registering either with the MySejahtera app or manually in a logbook,”

On top of that, routine disinfection and sanitisation must be carried out before and after the function or buffet, which includes the eating area, tables and chairs, catering utensils, surau, toilets, and any surfaces which will frequently come into contact.

“Organisers also need to set up more food stations at buffets to avoid patrons from congregating at any single location. Food shall be served either in packed format, dome setting, or for buffets, by personnel who will serve the food onto patrons’ plates.”

Be sure to follow these SOPs!

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