Employment, economic sectors to enjoy several relaxations of regulations from Friday (Sept 17), says PM

PUTRAJAYA: Employment and economic sectors will enjoy several relaxations of regulations effective Friday (Sept 17).

For states under Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), businesses are now allowed to operate, provided that vaccination conditions are met.

They are photography shops and services; used items shops; nurseries and florists, souvenirs and crafts; antique shops, toy shops, carpet shops; creative content and equipment shops; outdoor shops, cosmetic shops, as well as tobacco shops including outlets selling vapes and electronic cigarettes.

In announcing this, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said economic sectors in states under Phase Two can now operate at 60% capacity, if 40% of their employees are fully vaccinated.

Companies can operate at 80% capacity, if 60% of their workers are fully vaccinated, and operate 100% if 80% of their workers are fully inoculated.

Also, transport for workers can take in 100% vehicle capacity if the workers are fully vaccinated.

“The economic sector in states under Phases Two and Three are allowed to undertake forestry management activities, including logging and forestry development.

“For states under Phases Two, Three and Four, face-to-face or physical meetings are allowed for individuals who have been fully vaccinated,” he said on Wednesday (Sept 15).

Ismail Sabri said that social activities that are allowed under all phases are visiting Muslim graveyards with adherence to the standard operating procedure set by the state religious authorities.

Visits to non-Muslim graveyards are also allowed, and SOP will be drawn up by the National Unity Ministry.

Cruise ships are allowed to operate at 50% capacity, with the condition that all passengers and crew are fully vaccinated.

For states under Phases Two and Three, sports and physical contact recreational activities are allowed for both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Team sports and recreational activities, which involve physical contact such as football, volleyball and takraw, are allowed and are permitted for those who have been fully vaccinated.

More details are available on the National Security Council website.

The full statement can be viewed below: