Raya SOP: No open houses, 15-person limit for house visits in MCO areas

PUTRAJAYA: The National Security Council (NSC) has released standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

For areas under the movement control order, Hari Raya visits are allowed only on the first day with not more than 15 people at one time depending on the size of the house.

For those celebrating in areas under the conditional MCO and recovery MCO, visits are allowed for the first three days of Syawal.

In areas under the conditional MCO, the hosts can accommodate not more than 20 people at one time while in areas under recovery MCO, there cannot be more than 25 guests in a house, but this also depends on the size of the premises.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who announced this, said those celebrating Hari Raya in enhanced MCO areas cannot have guests and are only allowed to celebrate with those in the same household.

“The practice of hosting open houses during the festivity is not allowed in all areas, ” he said on Tuesday (May 4).

Ismail Sabri said those receiving guests at home must ensure that social distancing is being practised and the number of guests must be according to the size of the house with physical distancing in place.

The Defence Minister also announced that Hari Raya prayers in mosques and suraus in areas under all types of MCO are allowed with the respective state religious departments to decide on the congregation size and who can attend.

Ismail Sabri also said that a maximum of six people are allowed to visit one grave plot.

Hari Raya is expected to fall on May 13.


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