TRP took the liberty of translating the official Selangor EMCO SOP released by MKN which applies from 3 to 16 July.
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Several districts in Selangor and a number of localities in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (KL) have been placed under an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from 3 till 16 July 2021.
According to Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the EMCO was implemented to control Covid-19 outbreaks specifically in these areas.
Selangor & KL EMCO SOP, different
However, the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the EMCO enforced in Selangor and KL are different.
While several districts and sub-districts in the state of Selangor have been placed under total lockdowns, enforcement of the EMCO in KL are focused around certain localities across the city.
KL Police Chief Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim advised the public not to be confused by the contrasting colour-coordinated guidelines that are in place.
Petaling district/sub-district (mukim)
- Sungai Buloh
- Bukit Raja
- Hulu Langat
- Hulu Kelang
Kuala Langat district/sub-district
- Tanjung 12 (1)
- Tanjung 12 (2)
- Teluk Panglima Garang
Kuala Selangor district/sub-district
- Bestari Jaya
Hulu Selangor district/sub-district
- Ulu Yam
- Batang Kali
*For the EMCO enforced at the Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ) LRT 3 Sunway Constructions (Kajang), Westlite SS8 (Petaling Jaya), Mentari Court PJS 8 (Petaling Jaya), Taman Murni (Sepang) and CLQ Gardens Kundang Jaya (Rawang), please refer to the current EMCO SOP.
- 3 July (12.01 am) till 16 July (11.59 pm).
- Subsection 11(3) Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342).
- Subject to orders issued by MKN, the Health Ministry (KKM).
- Other concurrent instructions issued by Authorised Officers under Act 342
- One (1) person from a household leaving for necessary supplies.
- Essential Services.
- Leaving the house for unauthorized activities without permission from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).
- Movement/travel of residents under EMCO.
- Entry of people outside EMCO areas.
Movement & travel
- All entries/exits in and out of EMCO areas are CLOSED.
- PDRM is responsible for implementing control over local areas of infection with help from the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) and the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA)
- Residents are PROHIBITED from leaving their homes.
- ONLY one (1) representative from each household will be allowed out in order to obtain food, necessary supplies and medicine in areas within 10km of their residence.
- A MAXIMUM of three (3) people – including patients – are allowed out in order to acquire medication, healthcare services and vaccinations.
- Travelling across district and state borders for Covid-19 vaccinations at Vaccination Centers (PPV) outside of your district/state of residence is PERMITTED by providing your appointment details provided on the MySejahtera application, website or text message (SMS).
- Individuals ordered to undergo quarantine under the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) are PROHIBITED from leaving home.
- No UNNECESSARY movement/travel outside residential areas AFTER 8 pm except for emergencies or with permission from PDRM.
- ONLY one (1) person is allowed in private vehicles (of all types). Passengers will be taken into consideration by PDRM on a case-to-case basis.
- The number of passengers allowed to travel in commercial vehicles and transportation involved in the economic supply chain (except worker transports like busses and vans) will depend on the vehicle registration license.
- The number of passengers allowed in Department Vehicles or Official Government vehicles will depend on vehicle capacity.
- Sea and land public transport services such as ferries, busses, express busses, LRT, MRT, ERL, Monorail and e-hailing services are allowed to operate as usual at 50% vehicle capacity.
- ONLY two (2) people – including the driver – are allowed to travel in taxis and e-hailing rides.
- All airports and seaports services and activities are allowed to operate as usual.
- Official Government duties can only be carried out with an official letter from the Department Secretary or a valid work pass subjected to current instructions by the Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN). Movement/travel for legal matters is based on letters issued by Trade & Industries Ministry’s (MITI) COVID-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS).
- Only Essential Services employees under the private sector are allowed to work with official permission and work pass from employers.
- Only workers from Essential Services, factories and business premises that have been allowed to operate can utilize previous approval letters issued by Government Departments and Ministries.
- Employees from other NON-ESSENTIAL sectors are PROHIBITED from leaving EMCO areas and are not permitted to work during the EMCO period. Employers must abide by this rule and allow workers to work from home (WFH) or take leave.
- For employees from the manufacturing, factory and service sectors, the previous approval letters issued by Ministries and Departments will only apply to industries listed as Essential Services. Approval letters for any sector besides what has been listed will not be valid during the EMCO period.
- Permission from PDRM must be attained for any movement/travel or any other reasons/activities that are not listed in the SOP.
Activities inside EMCO areas
- Restaurants, eateries, food stalls, food trucks, roadside hawkers, travelling hawkers, food courts, hawker centres, roadside food stalls or kiosks are ALLOWED to operate between 8 am and 8 pm
- ONLY food takeaway, drive-thru or deliveries are allowed.
- Dine-ins as well as park-and-dine (inside vehicles) are NOT ALLOWED.
- Grocery shops, convenience stores and daily necessity shops are ALLOWED to operate between 8 am and 8 pm.
- Supermarkets and hypermarkets are ALLOWED to operate between 8 am and 8 pm and limited only to food and beverages as well as essential supplies section.
- Healthcare services such as clinics, hospitals and medical laboratories can operate 24-hours or according to operating permit license.
- Pharmacies, medicine stores, veterinary clinics and animal food and supply stores are ALLOWED to operate from 8 am to 8 pm.
- Petrol stations CAN operate from 6 am to 8 pm. Stations located on highways CAN operate for 24 hours.
- Wholesale markets CAN operate from 12.01 am till 6 am.
- Public markets, Regulated Fresh Markets (PST) and MyFarm Outlets (MFO) CAN operate from 6 am to 2 pm.
- Daily markets, morning markets, night markets, farmers markets and night bazaars are NOT ALLOWED to operate.
- Maintenance, repair and wiring tasks for critical cases are allowed based on appointment.
- Travel in cases of emergencies such as illness or death is allowed with prior permission from PDRM. Consideration will be given by PDRM and KKM on a case-to-case basis.
- All PPV centres in EMCO areas are allowed to operate.
- All education facilities and institutions are CLOSED throughout the EMCO period.
- Any form of sports, social, recreational and cultural activities are NOT PERMITTED.
- Centralized quarantined training programs conducted by the National Sports Council (MSN) and State Sports Council (State MSN) are allowed via Camp Based Training.
- Centralized quarantine training programs for teams under the Malaysian Football League (MFL) are allowed via the ‘Sports Bubble’ model or Camp Based Learning.
- Face-to-face meetings of government and private agencies are PROHIBITED.
- KKM will be conducting targeted screenings on residents under the EMCO.
- Humanitarian aid/relief efforts by non-governmental organizations (NGO), companies or individuals during the EMCO period will be determined and distributed by the District Disaster Management Committee (JPBD) and coordinated by the state/district Disaster Operations Control Center (PKOB) in the area.
- Islamic/Muslim religious activities will be determined by the State Religious Authorities.
- Non-Muslim religious activities will be determined by the National Unity Ministry.
Kindergartens, daycare & special care facilities
- Local/international/expatriate, public or private kindergarten, TABIKA, TASKA and child development centres for 4 to 6 year-olds are NOT PERMITTED to operate, except, if both of the child’s parents are frontliners and work in necessary services.
- Residential care centres or rehabilitation centres for children, people with disabilities (OKU), seniors, women and various other care centres are ALLOWED to operate in accordance with the SOP determined by associated Ministries and Agencies.
- Parents/guardians are ALLOWED to fill their vehicle capacity to send children to childcare centres.
Public & Private sector
Essential Services ONLY:
- Operation of Government Offices in EMCO areas applies the instructions given by the KSN relating to the operation of civil offices during Phase 1 of the MCO period.
- Employee attendance for the civil service and Essential Services must be limited to 20% (not including frontliners as well as safety, security and defence personnel).
- All government counters are CLOSED, except:
- Healthcare services
- Police stations
- International entry/exit points involving customs, immigration and quarantine.
- Employee attendance for the private sector listed as Essential Services, including management and operations, are limited to 60%.
General Health Protocols
- Premise owners or licensees must ensure customers enter and exit a premise in a controlled manner – maintaining physical distancing of a minimum of 1-meter.
- Premise owners or licensees are required to provide QR code for MySejahtera check-ins or a book for manual customer attendance records.
- Hand sanitisers must be provided at the entrance and must be used before entering the premises.
- The use of the MySejahtera app is mandatory except in places with no wide internet access. The use of a manual attendance log is ALLOWED in areas with no internet access or other acceptable reasons.
- Premise owners or licensees must make sure workers and customers/visitors register their attendance with the MySejahtera app or manually check-in.
List of Essential Services
A. Manufacturing & factory sector
- Dried food items:
- Cooking oil
- Wheat flour
- White bread (loaf)
- Baby milk powder
- Mineral water
- Health, hygiene and personal care:
- Baby/adult diapers
- hand sanitiser
- face mask
*Only involves the packaging, labelling and transportation supply chain.
B. Service sector
- Water, electricity and energy.
- Veterinary and animal feed.
- Security (security and safety), defence, emergency, welfare and humanitarian aid.
- Transportation by land, water or air.
- Port, shipyard and airport services and operations, including loading, cargo handling and piloting, and the storage or packing of commodities.
- Hotels and accommodation (only for the purpose of quarantine, segregation, employment for necessary services – not tourism).
- Communications including media, telecommunications and internet, post and courier services as well as broadcasting (for the purposes of news and such).
- Solid waste management, public cleaning/sanitation and sewerage.
- E-commerce and information technology (only for order and delivery).
- Food, drinks and parcel delivery services (p-hailing).
- Legal (subjected to EMCO SOP of legal-related services by the Prime Minister’s Department Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU).
*Any chain of activities related to the service sectors listed above are allowed to operate.
Negative List – prohibited activities
- All sectors of the economy other than those listed as Essential Services (A and B).
- NOT PERMITTED
Sports & recreation activities
- NOT PERMITTED. All public parks will be closed.
- Tourism activities in and out, or within EMCO areas are NOT PERMITTED.
Social & education activities
- All government/private social events, ceremonies and gatherings are NOT PERMITTED.
- All seminars, courses, training, classes and face-to-face curricular activities are NOT PERMITTED.
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