List of banned activities during conditional MCO
Published:  May 1, 2020 2:48 PM
Updated: 10:38 AM

The government has decided to reopen the economy from May 4 but some sectors will either still be barred from resuming business or subject to many conditions and a conditional movement control order (MCO) will be imposed.

A list of barred activities or additional, subject to revision by the government, follows:

1. Entertainment and leisure

  • Movie theatres
  • Karaoke centres
  • Theme parks
  • Museums
  • Busking
  • Refleksologi centres
  • Entertainment centres
  • Night clubs

2. Celebrations, processions and gatherings

  • Religious processions
  • Congregational activities at mosques and places of worship
  • Processions by security forces
  • Hari Raya celebrations, except with close family members

3. Conferences and exhibitions

  • Job fairs
  • Wedding fairs
  • Travel fairs
  • Sales carnivals
  • All conference involving large gatherings

4. Education

  • Sports during school sessions
  • Co-curricular activities involving gatherings
  • Any form of school assemblies
  • Any form of events involving more than 10 people

5. Sports

  • Sporting events involving many spectators
  • All indoor sports, including gymnasiums
  • Swimming
  • Contact sports, including football and basketball

6. Social activities

  • All ‘kenduri’ (feasts)
  • Weddings or anniversaries

7. Transport

  • Cruise ships

8. Food or market stalls

  • Ramadan bazaars
  • Hari Raya bazaars

9. Workers’ hostel

  • Accepting visitors
  • Socialising and sports in groups
  • Congregational prayers

10. Machine operators

  • Working in groups of more than 10 people

11. Clothing and apparel shops

  • Fitting rooms

12. Laundrettes

  • Folding services

13. Lectures, seminars, courses and training involving a live audience

14. Certification ceremonies for the agricultural industry

15. Hair salons and beauty parlours

16. Banking sector

  • Sales and marketing activities in public spaces

17. Forest management

  • Ecotourism
  • Training

18. Mining and quarry industries

  • New applications for short-firer tests

19. Agriculture

  • Meet-the-client days
  • Farming supply sales
  • Fruits festival
  • Courses and seminars
  • Convocations for farming institutes

20. Fishing

  • Recreational fishing
  • Activities in marine parks
  • Exhibitions for the aquarium trade

21. Creative industries

  • Filming activities
  • Concerts and activities involving an audience

22. Arts and culture

  • Exhibitions involving artists and visitors

23. Travel and hotels

  • Barred hotel facilities: Surau, gyms, spa, sauna, lounge, swimming pool, seminar halls, training rooms, buffets.


List of banned activities during conditional MCO

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