Businesses taking steps to follow SOPs


Workers putting signs on tables at eateries in Subang Jaya, to enforce social distancing. However, the Selangor government has since clarified that dine-in is not allowed.

THE business community is generally pleased with the Government’s decision to allow selected businesses to resume operations starting this week.

SS15 Ad Hoc Business Commit-tee representative Datuk Samson Maman said members were happy over the news that selected businesses were permitted to resume from yesterday.

He reminded all business owners that they must clean their premises with disinfectant before resuming operations.

In line with the standard operating procedures, the temperature of staff and customers will be taken before entering the premises, social distancing must be observed, hand sanitiser have to placed at entrance and exit points, and visitors are required to provide their contact details.

“Those who do not wear face masks will be turned away. Customers are encouraged to email beforehand whenever possible to reduce waiting time,” he added.

Samson noted that some customers had expressed concern about having to provide their personal details.

Meanwhile, a mall in Subang Jaya says it is well prepared for the reopening of most retail outlets in line with the conditional movement control order (MCO).

Workers cleaning toilets in Summit USJ mall.Workers cleaning toilets in Summit USJ mall.

Summit Subang USJ Management Corporation general manager Wivien San said they prioritised hygiene.

“We will increase disinfection at frequent touch-points such as door handles, lift buttons, escalator handrails, parking payment machines and automatic teller machines.

“We have eight high-traffic check points to do temperature reading and provide hand sanitiser.

“We will also provide disinfectant spray to security personnel patrolling the mall for customers who want to disinfect their shopping bags.”

She said the management would circulate Health Ministry guidelines to all tenants on their responsibilities under the conditional MCO.

Tenants are required to check customers’ temperature before the members of the public are allowed into the shop, have hand sanitiser at hand, follow social distancing rules and take down the particulars of every visitor.

Samson has even put social distancing cues on the staircase of his business in Subang Jaya.  — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The StarSamson has even put social distancing cues on the staircase of his business in Subang Jaya. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

“Everyone has to work together, be it mall owner, shopper or tenant.”

On whether face masks are required, San replied: “Wearing a mask is not being enforced strictly but we do encourage shoppers to do so.”

Signage and messages on preventing the spread of Covid-19 will also be displayed at lifts, carparks, washrooms and other common areas.
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