Don’t rearrange tables and chairs once seating arrangement approved, MBKS reminds F&B operators

Wee (third right) and MBKS officers inspecting seating arrangements at a food outlet in GalaCity.

KUCHING, Oct 5: Food and beverage (F&B) operators under Kuching City South Council (MBKS) should refrain from moving their tables and chairs around once the seating arrangements has been inspected and approved by the local authorities.

Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng reminded food outlet operators to ensure that their tables and seating arrangements are in accordance with the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) for Phase 3 of National Recovery Plan (NRP).

“The tables and chairs are not to be moved or changed after checks are done by the Council.


“Operators are to give their full cooperation and to adhere strictly to the SOP to avoid being compounded by the enforcement unit,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Wee together with MBKS Public Health officers, enforcement officers and Social Distancing Ambassadors had visited GalaCity and Saradise to check on the SOP compliance by operators of business premises yesterday (Oct 4) as the dine-in ban has been lifted for southern districts since last month.

He also advised the public to keep their face masks on before and after having their meals.

“Everyone needs to play their role in helping to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases in Kuching by taking the SOP seriously.

“With everyone’s cooperation, coffeshops and eateries will be able to operate as usual,” he added.

Wee warned that MBKS enforcement officers will conduct surprise checks to ensure that both businesses and the public adhere to the SOPs.

For any queries on the seating arrangement at premises, operators can refer to the MBKS Public Health and Licensing Division. — DayakDaily