Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced several amendments for Phase 1 and 2 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN). These changes in the policy are being implemented due to the increasing rate of vaccinated individuals among the general population.
One of the main changes is the addition of cycling and non-contact individual sports for those who reside in PPN Phase 1 states and were previously limited to jogging as well as exercises. However, they still have to socially distance themselves between 2 to 3 meters and these activities can only be done within their housing areas.
Daily and public markets can also now operate from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM which is an increase of two hours as compared to the original SOP. The increment has also been provided to controlled fresh markets who can now extend their operating times to 2:00 PM instead of 12:00 PM previously.
DPM Ismail also said that mining and quarry operations are now being allowed once again although workers’ capacity is capped to 60%. This policy also applies to accounting services while the logistic sector alongside airports and ports have received the green light to increase their operation time to 24 hours.
The government has also decided to make some changes to the public sector operating within PPN Phase 1 area by increasing the office attendance rate from 20% to 40%. For PPN Phase 2 areas, the amendment list is rather short as it only involved two things including outdoor filming activities which have now been allowed again in those areas.
Additionally, businesses that are allowed to operate in PPN Phase 2 areas can now stay open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM including speciality stores that are located within petrol stations. As always, you can refer to MKN’s website right here for the complete SOP document for each PPN phase.