Standard operating procedure (SOP) guidelines from August 1st

As life slowly transitions to the recovery movement control order (RMCO), the list of guidelines is always being updated.

With the different kind settings having different guidelines, it is not a surprise that the public’s understanding of the guidelines can be shrouded in confusion.

We decided to help make things easier.

Here’s what we know that’s being updated to the SOP guidelines from August 1st onwards

Face masks are now mandatory in public spaces.

  • Those who do not comply with the new rule will face a fine of up to RM1,000 under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act

Public places where the use of face masks are required: 

  • Public transports: Bus, trains, LRT, taxis, e-hailing vehicles
  • Markets: Wet markets, wholesale markets, night markets and supermarkets
  • Cinemas
  • Tourist attraction spots 

You are NOT required to wear face masks when:

  • Doing physical activities: Sports such as jogging
  • In one’s own private vehicle
  • In one’s private home
  • At a place that has sufficient room for social distancing

Children under the age of two are not required to wear masks.

The Ministry of Health recommends that all organizations should take appropriate steps to ensure maximum protection of employees.

MOH also recommends social distancing guidelines as followed.

From August 14th onwards, the new maximum retail price of face masks is RM1 per unit.

It is important to acknowledge that this article will be updated according to any changes to the standard operating (SOP) guidelines.

– Restrictions on public activities under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) will be extended until the end of the year.

Action will still be taken under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 to make sure all parties comply with SOPs and heath protocols.