Dine-in at restaurants, outdoor activities and night markets allowed in Phase One states starting 20th Aug. 2021

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PUTRAJAYA AUG 19: The people in the states under Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) are allowed to dine-in at restaurants starting tomorrow following the government’s decision to grant additional flexibilities in the social sectors.

Caretaker Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the restaurant owner will have to provide more space outside the premises as it provides better ventilation. The risk of the COVID-19 virus transmission is far higher in the premises compared to the outside area.

Muhyiddin said, the restaurant owner should ensure all customers show their digital certificate COVID-19 vaccination before entering. For a couple with complete vaccinations bringing children below 17 years old will have to adhere to strict standard operating procedures (SOP).

“Outdoor sports and recreational activities including semi-outdoor are allowed by adhering to physical distancing from 6.00am until 10.00pm. Meanwhile, activities such as jogging, physical exercises, taichi, cycling, skateboarding, fishing, equestrian, archery, climbing, tennis (single) badminton (single) golf and motoring are also permitted.

“Other activities allowed include camping and picnics. The participation of children under 17 years and below is allowed by adhering to the strict SOP,” Muhyiddin said in his Facebook post after chairing the National Security Council (MKN) Special Meeting here today.

He added the dine-in at the restaurant or café in the club house premises is allowed and is in line with the dine-in permission. The premises’ owners have to check the customers’ digital certificate COVID-19 vaccination.

However, the changing room or shower room in the club house premises is not allowed to open. This is to avoid “grouping” after the sports activities and to reduce the risk of infection.

Muhyiddin added, the MKN meeting also agreed to give additional privilege in the business and distribution sectors in Phase One states and this include the Night Market Operation.

The relevant authorities and the owner of premises will have to ensure customers entering the market to show their digital certificate COVID-19 vaccination to prove that they have received complete vaccination. –Malaysia World News


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