Business as usual from 6am to 10pm according to SOP

Supermarket, shopping mall and retail stores are allowed to operate during CMCO.

KUCHING, Jan 12: All sectors of economy, business and industry are permitted to operate as usual under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from 6am to 10pm.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its updated standard operating procedure (SOP), stated the sector comprised of supermarket, shopping mall, retail stores, restaurants, food stalls, food trucks, roadside stalls, kiosks, food courts, hawker centres, and convenience stores.

Food outlets are allowed to operate for dine-in with SOP compliance of one metre physical distancing between patrons according to table size.

Take away, delivery or drive-thru are encouraged based on the SOP for food sector.

Fresh market, wholesale market, farmers market, night market as well as uptown and downtown markets are to follow the operation hours according to their licenses and permits with adherence to SOP and under the supervision of enforcement authorities including Rela.


Petrol stations, launderette and other business operations providing daily essentials are allowed to open.

All vehicles related to industry, business and factory are allowed to operate including travelling across districts and states.

Fishery, plantation, agriculture, livestock and all sector related to the food supply chain can operate as usual.

As for the creative sector, recording of music, concert, filming, talk show and other related activities in the studio or outside of premises are limited within CMCO areas only with minimum number of crews and without audience. The sector must comply with the SOP issued for the Creative Industry.

Childcare centres, nurseries and kindergartens are allowed to operate with permission from the ministry or related agencies.

Schools, public and private higher institutions, skilled training centres, tahfiz centres as well as private education institution including tuition centres, language centres and mind and development centres are allowed to operate based on SOP issued by ministries and agencies.

For activities allowed to operate in half the capacity of premises or for a maximum of 200 people in compliance with SOP with mandatory physical distancing and wearing of face masks, they include official government events, seminars, workshops and courses as well as activities related to meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE).

It also applies for tourism and cultural activities including places of attraction such as zoo, farms, edutainment centres, recreational parks, amusement parks, heritage centres as well as extreme, adventure and nature parks. — DayakDaily