Ipoh car-free day to resume

A fun run — to mark World Heart Day and Pink October — was held during the Ipoh Car Free Day on Oct 20, 2019. The car-free day returns after a two-year gap. — Filepic

Ipoh Car Free Day is back following a two-year hiatus following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said it would resume at Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil near Ipoh City Council headquarters on Jan 30 from 7am to 10am.

“The last time the Car Free Day was held was in February 2020.

“We are expecting only about 250 people to be part of the programme because of the ongoing pandemic,” he told StarMetro, adding that all standard operating procedures (SOP) would be followed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“We will continue holding the event in the fourth week of every month,” he added.

On the activities that would be held during the event, Rumaizi said they would be similar to previous years.

He said visitors could jog or cycle on the road, and that activities involving large crowds would not be allowed.

On the SOP for visitors, Rumaizi said they would need to check in using the MySejahtera app, have their temperature checked and sanitise their hands at the entry point.

“Patients under quarantine, surveillance or under investigation and those whose temperature is over 37.5°C are not allowed to enter the area.

“Visitors below the age of 13 are also not allowed and face masks must be worn at all times,” he added.

“Those who have received two doses of the vaccine must show their certificate to event workers,” he said, adding that a disinfection exercise would be carried out as soon as the event ended.

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