List of Businesses and Activities Allowed Under Recovery MCO Malaysia
Malaysia’s MCO in “Recovery Phase” Until End of August
The recovery MCO Malaysia will begin 10 June onwards and continue until 31 August. Below is a guide to the businesses and activities that will be allowed to resume.
Malaysia’s Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)
The Movement Control Order (MCO) has been part of the country’s strategy since March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The recovery phase will be part of the exit strategy to gradually exit the MCO now that infections are showing a downward trend.
The Government has successfully contained the spread of the virus. As such it is preparing to go into its recovery phase. While under MCO, many of the religious, educational, social and business activities had to be shut down. These businesses and activities will now open gradually in stages.
Activities and Businesses Allowed to Resume Under Recovery MCO Malaysia
Part of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will require that everyone to adhere to certain standard operating procedures. Activities allowed to resume include:
- Interstate travel (excluding enhanced MCO areas)
- Schools opening in stages (pending further announcement from the Ministry of Education)
- Domestic tourism
- Non-contact sports (archery and bowling for example)
- Sports teams training activities
- Group bicycle rides
- Motorcycle convoys
- Normal business operations provided they adhere to the standard operating procedures required
- Hari Raya Aidiladha and sacrificial rites (provided standard operating procedures are adhered to)
- Beauty treatments
- Open markets
- Night markets
- Morning markets
- Food court
- Food trucks
- Food stalls
- Hawker centres
- Sales and promotional commercial activities outside business premises
- Meetings and workshops (provided social distancing and standard operating procedures are adhered to)
- Indoor busking
- Museum tours
- Recreational film and finishing shoots
- Self-service laundry facilities
The country’s borders remain closed as of now. Sports activities that involve crowds gathering in confined spaces like stadiums and swimming pools are still barred. Pubs, reflexology centres, entertainment outlets and anything that involves a large crowd gathering is still banned.
Social distancing requirements still must be adhered to. This includes regular handwashing, good hygiene, and wearing masks in public spaces. After 31 August, the country hopes to enter a normalisation phase. This will continue until a vaccine for the COVID-19 is available. Enhanced MCO will be enforced in the areas that record a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Any Malaysians abroad will be allowed to come home and undergo 14-days of self-quarantine. They can quarantine at home instead of at the quarantine centres if they test negative for COVID-19.