By Mei Kuan
The following are the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) as outlined by the Ipoh City Council (MBI), effective August 16.
The Ipoh Wholesale Market (Pasar Borong Ipoh) is permitted to operate from 12.01am till 6am for wet operations (fishes) and 11am till 4pm for vegetables and fruits operations.
Public markets (Pasar Awam) are permitted to operate from 6am till 2pm excluding the stalls outside the markets’ premises.
Sports and recreational activities done individually at open areas without physical touch are limited to jogging and exercise only, with adherence to physical distancing of at least 2 to 3 metres and carried out in the neighbourhood. The activities are permitted from 6am till 10pm.
Preschools (tabika, taska and tadika) are permitted to operate for children whose both parents and guardians are frontliners and working in essential services.
The following public settings are to cease operation:
- Tun Razak Library
- MBI Community and Public Hall
- Memory Lane
- Gerbang Malam night market
Meanwhile, the economic, tourism and cultural activities which are not allowed are as follows:
- Night markets
- Art galleries
- Theme parks
- Family entertainment centres
- Pavillion Petting Zoo @ Gunung Lang
Under Phase 2, permitted sub-sectors of trade and distribution in Perak can resume operation without having to achieve a 50% rate of complete vaccination for the adult population. Owners of premises have to apply for permission to operate via the Centralised Information Management System (CIMS) at https://notification.miti.gov.my/login. However, industry players and owners of premises can operate without having to wait for approval from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. All evidence of application via CIMS must be kept as proof when needed.
The list of additional sub-sectors which are permitted to resume operations are as below:
- Photography tools and photography services
- Used items
- Nursery and floristry
- Handicraft and souvenir
- Creative content and creative industry tools
- Outdoor equipment including camping tools, fishing tools and others
- Cosmetics, skincare and perfume
- Tobacco including vape and electronic cigarette
- Home and kitchen appliances
- Sports equipment
- Vehicle accessories
- Vehicle sale and distribution centres
- Morning markets and farmers’ markets
- Clothing, fashion and accessories
Owners of premises need to ensure that customers entering the premises must display their card / digital certificate of COVID-19 vaccination as proof that they have received complete vaccination.
The Ipoh City Council also reminded all to keep practising the new norms and general health protocol. For instance, practise physical distancing of at least 1 metre radius at all times and scanning the QR code placed at every location of premises with the MySejahtera app. Hand sanitisers are to be placed at the entrance and ensure its usage before entry. It is mandatory for workers, suppliers and customers to put on face masks correctly following the recommendation of the Ministry of Health while at premises.