Monday, September 20, 2021

Further easing of business SOPs in Phase Two states

Trade and distribution sub-sectors can resume operations even if the state in question has yet to fully vaccinate 50% of its adult population.

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All trade and distribution sub-sectors in states under Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) can resume operations even if the number of fully vaccinated individuals in those states has yet to reach 50% of the adult population.

The domestic trade and consumer affairs ministry, in a statement, said the states involved are Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Penang and Sabah.

“Industry players and owners of premises can operate without having to wait for approval from the ministry. All proof of application through CIMS must be kept to be presented when needed,” it said.

It added that owners of premises need to apply for permission to operate through CIMS or the Centralised Information Management System via https://notification.miti.gov.my/login.

Muhyiddin Yassin, who is functioning as caretaker prime minister, announced on Sunday that the government would allow 11 types of business activities in the trade and distribution sectors in Phase Two states to resume operations effective Aug 16.

These include photography shops and services, shops selling secondhand items, florists and nurseries, handicraft and souvenir shops, antique shops, toy stores, carpet shops and creative content and creative industry equipment stores.

The ministry said the companies involved do not need to submit the details of employees who have completed their Covid-19 vaccine shots.

It said owners of premises listed as trade companies that can resume operations must ensure that customers show their digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate as proof.

It said for Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccine recipients, the individual must have passed the 14th day from the date of the second dose, while recipients of vaccines that require only one dose such as Johnson & Johnson and CanSino are allowed only after the 28th day.

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