Covid-19: SOPs for conditional MCO in S'gor, KL, Putrajaya released

PUTRAJAYA: A list of standard operating procedures has been released to be observed by those residing in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, which has been put under the conditional movement control order (MCO) starting on Wednesday (Oct 14).

While inter-state and inter-district movements involving areas under the conditional MCO are not allowed, those facing emergencies such as health and death can do so with police permission.

Workers will be allowed to make inter-district or inter-state journeys to and from work provided that they have permission letters from their employers and staff identification cards as proof if they are stopped at roadblocks.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said during this period, the government hoped that employers would allow their employees to work from home.

Travellers from other states who need to cross Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to reach destinations not affected by the order are required to seek police approval before making the journey.

Likewise, Ismail Sabri said those who need to make a journey via flights at KLIA, KLIA2 and Subang Airport are also required to seek permission from the police for travel to the airport.

Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will be placed under the conditional MCO for 14 days until Oct 27.

“Only two persons per household will be allowed to leave the house to get food supplies and other essential needs. Individuals who are in the high-risk category as well as children are encouraged not to be in public, open and crowded places during this time, ” he said on Tuesday (Oct 13).

Ismail Sabri said all recreational, leisure and cultural activities, pubs and nightclubs, theme parks, recreational centres, indoor playgrounds and movie theatres will not be allowed to operate.

For sporting activities, individual sports, e-sports, sports that do not involve physical contact, combat sports and outdoor sports with not more than 10 participants will be allowed.

However, pool activities, events and championships cannot be held during this period.

“Social events such as weddings, engagement parties, birthdays, reunions, as well as meetings, conferences, workshops, training and seminars will not be allowed, ” said Ismail Sabri.

As for education, all educational institutions, schools, kindergarten, nurseries and daycare centres will be closed during the conditional MCO.

Students who are sitting for exams with foreign institutes of higher learning are allowed to attend school but only to sit for the examinations and not for lessons, said the minister.

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