What You Should Know About The Revised MCO 3.0
Fear is slowly spreading throughout Malaysia as the daily Covid-19 cases break records day after day. There were constant revisions and additions to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the ongoing MCO 3.0, so if you’re still confused about the revisions, you’d probably want to continue reading below.
As of 24 May:
Both land and sea public transportations like buses, LRT, MRT, ERL, monorail, ferries, and other services will have to halve their capacity (50%). As for operating hours and ride frequencies, it will be subjected to the Transport Ministry’s guidelines. However it is confirmed by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob that buses and trains will see a reduce in frequency.
Businesses and Services
Eateries, convenience stores, and roadside stalls will be allowed to operate for 12 hours a day, from 8am to 8pm. Those selling daily necessities like, pet shops, veterinary clinics, car wash operators, barber shops, optical shops, and laundromats also fall under the same operating hours as the categories above. Pharmacies on the other hand, will be able to open till 10pm.
As for malls and shopping complexes, operating hours will also be fixed at 8am to 8pm. Customers will only be allowed 2 hours in retail outlets including malls.
Morning and wet markets can begin operations from 6am till 2pm but it may be subjected to change under the authority of the local government. Meanwhile, night markets will only be able to open from 4pm till 8pm.
Work Policies for Public and Private Sectors
20% of public sector workers are required to be present at their workplace, whereas 80% will need to work from home based on allocations by the Public Service Department.
On the other hand, 60% of private sector employees including operations and management are required to be present at their workplaces while 40% will be working from home at any given time.
Solat Jumaat and congregational prayers at mosques and suraus are now allowed with the capacity to be decided by the respective state religious authorities.
New Prohibited Recreation and Social Activities
Picnicking, outdoor photography, and wellness centres are not allowed till further notice.
If you still require some clarifications on the revised SOPs, do head over to your respective ministry’s website or visit the official NSC website.