Yesterday, Penang was given the green light to transition into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan. The transition will begin tomorrow, on the 7th of July 2021. If you’re a little confused about the SOPs during Phase 2 in Penang and if there are any major changes you should take note of, keep reading.
SOPs To Take Note Of During Phase 2 In Penang
Firstly, Phase 2 will have more sectors that are allowed to operate as follows:
Manufacturing Sector (80% work force capacity)
- Automotive (vehicles and components)
- Iron and Steel
- Furniture factories for export purposes
Trade and Distribution Sector (8AM-8PM)
- Bookstores and Stationery shops
- Computers and Telecommunications
- Electrical Goods
- Barber Shops (for basic haircut services only)
- Car wash shops
Additionally, inter-state and inter-district travels remain prohibited except for teachers and students of examination classes. For long-distance couples, inter-state travel will only be allowed for emergencies and special cases with the approval letter from PDRM. Only 2 person(s) from the same household are to travel within 10km for necessities.
Thirdly, under Phase 2, the dine-in ban remains in place. All eateries, hawkers, food trucks, food courts, roadside food stalls, or kiosks are only to cater to takeaways, deliveries, or drive-through only from 6 AM-10 PM.
Also, morning markets and farmers’ markets are to operate from 7 AM – 11 AM. However, the markets are limited to 6 commodities only. They include vegetables, fruits, groceries, processed chicken, seafood, and meat.
As for sports, individual sports with no physical contact will be allowed with at least 2-3 meters of social distancing in place. Moreover, all non-contact sports are to be carried out outdoor within a 10km radius from the point of residence.
For the full list of SOPs, read here.
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