Restaurants to adopt new norms for customers after May 4

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PUTRAJAYA MAY 1: People who miss having food in a restaurant could continue to enjoy it after May 4 by adhering to the new norms like recording the name, date, phone number and body temperature being checked at the entrance to avoid COVID-19 infection.

Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, this procedure is to trace the customer who has been infected with COVID-19 followed by other customers who came on the same day to the restaurant.

Muhyiddin said, this procedure should be taken seriously by the owner of a restaurant, food truck and a food stall on their customers. Customers will feel confident to come and eat or they can just pack the food and this will be a better option.

This new procedure will be imposed following the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on May 4 as announced by Muhyiddin today.

According to the prime minister, the restaurant should arrange the table to be at least two meters from each other and customers adhering to social distancing of one meter at the payment counter.

Among other SOP in which a restaurant has to adhere is to supply hand sanitizer for customers to wash their hands after paying the bills and all workers including the restaurant owner have to put on face masks all the time.

 “To avoid congestion at the public transport stations including LRT and MRT, I suggest the companies to implement flexible working hours to avoid people from rushing to reach the office at the same time.

“All public transport passengers have to put on face masks apart from keeping some spares in the bag together with a hand sanitizer. Make sure the tables and chairs in the office are clean all the time and avoid body contact with other workers.

“The company should also encourage workers to work from home and a schedule to work from home and in the office on alternate days has to be in the plan,” said the prime minister in his speech in conjunction with Labour Day Celebration that was live telecasted on TV1 today.

Muhyiddin also touches on the child care aspect where the company could give an opportunity to married couples to work on every alternate day or work from home to avoid the child care centre from being congested. Only those without option should send their children to the centre.

For civil servants, Muhyiddin said, the government allows the staff to work from home except in the process of work where the staffs have to be present in the office.

According to Muyiddin the government encourages meetings to be held online and for those with child care difficulties could adopt workers’ rotation approach and flexible working hours.

“I urge the Head of Department to discuss with the staff to restructure the need of human resource by giving priority to working from home concept.

“In conjunction with the Labour Day Celebration, I would like to remind the workers and the companies to abide with the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Act 1966 and other labour acts under the Ministry of Human Resource that are being enforced. –Malaysia World News


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