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Official CMCO SOP For States In Peninsular Malaysia As Of 8 November (In English)

Official CMCO SOP For States In Peninsular Malaysia As Of 8 November (In English)

This is an English translation of the official CMCO SOP published by the National Security Council.

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Areas Involved


Effective Period

9 November 2020 (from 12.01 am) until 6 December 2020 (11.59 pm)


Activities allowed
• Chain of economic and industrial activities.
• Performing Official Government Duties.
• Obtain healthcare, situations of emergency and death.

Activities not allowed
• List of Unauthorized Activities
• Movement of residents from CMCO areas / across districts and states except with the permission of PDRM & allowed business / activities.
• Movement of residents from outside CMCO / cross-district and state areas other than allowed business / activities.

Fixed Instructions
Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988)
• Subject to rulings issued by MKN and MOH.
• Instructions, rules and SOPs under the Ministry / Department / Agency.
• Other instructions from time to time issued by the Director General of Health.

Activities and Protocols

Movement Control

  • PDRM is responsible for exercising control over local areas of infection with the help of ATM, APM & RELA.
  • ONLY TWO (2) people are ALLOWED to go out (including in a vehicle) as a representative of one (1) household for the purpose of buying / obtaining food supplies (including eating at restaurants / eateries / dine-in) / basic necessities and other requirements. High-risk individuals and children are not encouraged to go out into public, open and crowded areas.
  • Vehicles carrying essential goods and services as well as chains of economic / industrial activities are ALLOWED to enter and exit (the CMCO area). The number of people allowed in the vehicle depends on the commercial vehicle registration license.
  • The movement of private vehicles, Government departments or private companies for the purpose of commuting to and from work or conducting official government business depends on the seating capacity of the vehicle.
  • Activities and services at all airports and ports are ALLOWED to operate.
  • For air travel through via airport, individuals need to obtain PDRM’s permission first.
  • Public transport services such as buses, express buses, LRT / MRT / ERL / Monorail and taxis / e-hailing are ALLOWED to operate. Individuals who use public transport for cross-state / district purposes as well as for work purposes need to obtain PDRM’s permission.
  • Taxi / e-hailing service (maximum only two (2) passengers) and food delivery are ALLOWED to operate from 6.00 am to 12.00 midnight during the CMCO period.
  • Emergency and accident cases that require treatment at a nearby hospital / clinic are allowed to move according to the capacity of the vehicle WITHOUT the need to obtain permission from PDRM.
  • Medical appointment cases are ALLOWED to move according to the capacity of the vehicle just by showing the letter or appointment card.
  • In the case of funeral management outside the CMCO area is ALLOWED with the need to obtain permission from PDRM. The number of passengers in a vehicle depends on the emergency situation.
  • Any individual from the CMCO area is ALLOWED to return to the area with the need to obtain permission from PDRM.
  • Movements that need to go through the CMCO area to other areas are ALLOWED but require permission from the nearest police station before making the trip. The number of passengers depends on the capacity of the vehicle.
  • Movement to CMCO area is based on SOP of Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Activities In CMCO Area

  • Business / economy / industry is ALLOWED to operate as prescribed by the Government.
  • Supermarkets, Shopping Malls and Retail Stores are ALLOWED to operate according to the SOP set between 6.00 am to 10.00 pm.
  • Restaurants, shops / food stalls, food trucks, roadside hawkers, circulating hawkers, food court / hawker center, roadside stalls / kiosks, grocery stores and convenience stores are ALLOWED to operate between 6.00 am to 10.00 pm.
  • Restaurants and eateries are ALLOWED to operate on a dine-in basis (LIMITED 2 – 4 PERSONS TO A TABLE WITH 1 METER DISTANCING BETWEEN CUSTOMERS), take away, delivery or drive-through in compliance with the Food Sector SOP (Business Premise, Non-Premises Hawkers, Indoor Markets and Retail/Sundry, Food & Beverage).
  • Daily market operations are between 6.00 am to 2.00 pm only with SOP compliance and supervision by the authorities.
  • Wholesale market operations are between 12.00 am to 5.00 pm only with SOP compliance and supervision by the authorities.
  • Farmers market operation is between 6.00 am to 12.00 noon with SOP compliance and supervision of RELA / Local authorities.
  • Night market operations are between 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm SOP compliance and supervision of RELA / Local authorities.
  • Pumping operating hours at petrol stations are between 6.00 am to 10.00 pm (except petrol station operations on the highway which are allowed to operate 24 hours).
  • Laundry operations are ALLOWED from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm.
  • Other business operations ALLOWED from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm.

Medical / Health Services

  • Operating hours of Government and private clinics and hospitals are ALLOWED to operate 24 hours or within the hours set by the Government.
  • Pharmacies and drug stores operate from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm.

Physical Distancing

  • The owner of the premises ensures control of the entry and exit of the customer to the premises with 1 meter physical distancing.
  • The owner of the premises ensures that customers check in the premises using MySejahtera or manually writing the name and phone number as well as scanning body temperature. Body temperature 37.5 degrees Celsius and above are NOT ALLOWED to enter the premises.
  • The owner of the premises limits the number of customers in the premises at a given time and displays the maximum number of customers who are in the premises.

Work activity

  • Movement in / out across the CMCO area is NOT ALLOWED. Only employees who have a valid employee pass OR a letter of authorization from the employer of the applicant is ALLOWED for the purpose of working and performing duties.
  • Employers must comply with this order and assign employees to work from home EXCEPT employees in the category set by the PSD Circular / Directive for civil servants and Business Continuity Plan (BCP) (directly involved in company operations) for private sector employees.
  • Vehicles carrying employees including private vehicles are ALLOWED to operate with SOP compliance.

Sports and Recreation Activities

  • Sports and recreational activities that do not involve physical contact (indoor and outdoor) and are carried out individually not exceeding 10 people such as walking, jogging, cycling, self-exercise, hiking, fishing and others in the CMCO area are only ALLOWED if compliant with the Sports & Recreation Sector SOP.
  • Activities at commercial football fields, gymnasiums, futsal courts and commercial badminton halls with premises are ALLOWED to operate from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm in compliance with the Sports & Recreation SOP.
  • Permission to operate and use commercial and futsal field facilities by the public is RESTRICTED to training activities that do not involve physical contact and a maximum of 10 people only. Every sports organiser and operator needs to schedule the implementation of training if there are many participants by limiting the number to not more than 10 people at a time.
  • The existing centralized training program implemented by the National Sports Council and the State Sports Council can be continued in a “Quarantine Based Approach” as implemented at the MSN Bukit Jalil and Keramat Complex, Malaysian Badminton Academy, Bukit Kiara, Paralympic Sports Center of Excellence, Kg. Pandan and Velodrome, Nilai.

Economic and Industrial Sector Activities

  • Economic and industrial sector activities in the CMCO area are carried out as set by the Government in compliance with the SOPs that have been set.
  • All vehicles related to industry, business and manufacturing are ALLOWED to operate including across districts and states.

Fisheries, Plantation and Agriculture Sector Activities

  • Fisheries, plantation, agriculture, livestock and everything related to the food chain are ALLOWED to operate.

Religious Activities

  • Activities in mosques and suraus are ALLOWED with attendance limits set by the State Religious Authority.
  • Activities in non-Muslim places of worship are ALLOWED with attendance limits set by the NSC / MOH / State Government and the Ministry of Federal Territories for places of worship in the Federal Territory.
  • Islamic wedding ceremony (marriage contract) is ALLOWED with the presence of a maximum limit of 30 people only based on the space and physical distancing at the Religious office or subject to the amount set by the State Religious Authority.
  • Non-Muslim wedding ceremonies are ALLOWED with the presence of a maximum limit of 30 people based on space and physical distancing at the National Registration Department / House of Worship / Non-Muslim Religious Association.

Creative Industry

  • Recording activities for music, concerts, filming, discussions and the like are ALLOWED either in-house (studio) or off-premises RESTRICTED in the CMCO area only with a minimum number of crew and WITHOUT AUDIENCE and complying with the Creative Industry SOP.
  • Live event activities are allowed without spectators with the number of crew and staff set by KKMM.
  • Busking activity in a closed location (indoors) is ALLOWED with a limited timeframe of the performance and the number of spectators set by KKMM.

Other Permitted Activities

  • Other activities not included in the Negative List are ALLOWED based on the existing SOP that has been set.

List of Activities that are NOT ALLOWED (Negative List)

Entertainment Activities

  • Activities at nightclubs or pubs, theme parks, indoor playgrounds and cinemas.
  • Concert activities or live events with audience attendance.
  • Seminars / Workshops / Conferences / Exhibitions
  • All Seminars / Workshops / Courses / Training / Conferences / Talks / Exhibitions and activities related to Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE).
  • EXCEPTIONS. Ongoing in-service training CAN BE IMPLEMENTED only within the area of ​​the training institution.


  • Face-to-face meetings of Government and private agencies involving the presence of representatives of external agencies are only conducted through video conferencing.
    • a) Face-to-face meetings are ONLY ALLOWED involving expatriates and C suites with physical distancing and wearing face masks.
    • b) Internal meetings are ALLOWED in accordance with the PSD Circular / Instructions and MITI guidelines.

Organizing a Gathering

  • Official and Informal Ceremonies of Government and Private, Social Councils such as feasts, weddings and engagements, aqiqah ceremonies, prayers, tahlil, birthday celebrations, birthday celebrations, reunions, retreats and other social gatherings.
  • Participation of government and private officials for Official and Informal Councils from CMCO and EMCO areas outside the area.


  • Public & Private Institutes of Higher Learning, Skills Training Institutes, tahfiz centers, schools, kindergartens, nurseries and childcare centers are closed during the CMCO period except for kindergartens and childcare centers for the care of children of frontliners and working parents / guardians with permission to operate by the relevant Ministry.
  • EXCEPTIONS. School students, Public and Private Institutions of Higher Learning who take tests or examinations with foreign institutions are ALLOWED to sit for examinations only and not for learning sessions.

Sports and Recreation Activities

  • Picnic activities, pool activities, physical contact activities / combat sports, match activities for team sports and tournament / competition activities.
  • Sports and recreational activities that involve large-scale involvement and are difficult to control in physical distancing.
  • Sports events and competitions in the presence of spectators, and sports events and competitions involving participants from abroad.

Tourism Activities

  • Tourism activities venturing out of the CMCO area and into the CMCO area.
  • Overseas tourism activities by citizens and domestic tourism activities involving foreign tourists entering Malaysia except foreign tourists from countries specified by the Minister.

Others Not Allowed

  • Any activity that may cause many people to be present in a place that makes it difficult for physical distancing and compliance with the instructions of the Director General of Health.
  • Other matters decided by the Government from time to time.

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