Sabah urged to allow spas, reflexology centres to reopen under CMCO


KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has been urged to allow spas, reflexology and wellness centres to reopen during the conditional movement control order now in force.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) supreme council member Yong Yit Jee said it was disheartening that spas, reflexology and wellness centres were not allowed to operate though the Federal Government had allowed such businesses to operate in CMCO states from Friday (Feb 19) in Peninsular Malaysia.

He said the Association of Malaysia Spas (AMSPA) president Datin Jeanette Tambakau had explained that spa and reflexology operators have been severely affected by the government regulations since March 2020.

"They were only able to operate for half a year and many reflexology operators have already closed down," he said in a statement.

He said that AMSPA and the Malaysian Association of Wellness and Spa (MAWSPA) have complied with the SOPs outlined by the Health Ministry and the National Security Council.

"AMSPA and MAWSPA even took the extra step by setting up a Covid-19 special task force and initiated the 'Safe to Spa' campaign with stricter SOPs since July last year, ensuring spa and reflexology and wellness operators undergo training to comply with the SOPs," he said.

"I hope that the Sabah government would relax the rules and allow spa, reflexology and wellness operators to operate during the CMCO," he added.

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