12yo’s and below forbidden from public areas, employers’ letter sufficient for daily cross-district commuters

Police personnel manning a roadblock in Kuching in this file photo.

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KUCHING, Sept 30: Children aged 12 and below are still not allowed to go out in public or visit open and crowded areas without a reasonable excuse.

This is according to the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) released by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) following the announcement of Southern Region joining the rest of Sarawak to enter into Phase 3 of National Recovery Plan (NRP) effective Oct 1, 2021.

In the newly released SOP, high-risk individuals are also not encouraged to leave their houses.


In terms of cross-district travel, for employees who live in a district different from that of their workplace and need to commute cross-district on daily basis, a police permit or a letter from their respective employers is needed to facilitate their daily travels.

Private individuals who would like to travel for personal reasons are required to be fully vaccinated and a police permit is required.

Meanwhile, cross-state movement involving visiting long-distance spouses is now permissible provided that the individuals involved must be fully vaccinated and meet the requirements set by SDMC in the Enter Sarawak Application and Health Information Declaration.

The same is applicable to parents or guardians who wish to visit their children who are below 18 years old and living in a different state. Cross-state movement is now allowed for these individuals but they must be fully vaccinated and their applications through Enter Sarawak and Health Information Declaration meet the requirements set by SDMC. — DayakDaily