MCC: Karaoke, spa, wellness, foot massage and reflexology centres to operate with conditions

Adam Yii

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KUCHING, March 26: Miri City Council (MCC) will allow karaoke, spa, wellness, foot massage and reflexology centres to operate with 14 conditions.

MCC mayor Adam Yii Siew Sang in a press statement today said as one of the measures taken for economy recovery, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has permitted those centres statewide to operate starting from tomorrow (March 27).

According to him, this is subjected to strict compliance of various conditions, requirements and standard operating procedures (SOP) as laid down by the authorities and the local councils.


“Miri City mayor also wishes to inform the general public and the operators of karaoke, spa, wellness, foot massage & reflexology centres, which are under the purview of Miri City Council, that among the conditions and requirements as well as the SOP.

“(1) In the case of Miri, the operator must obtain written approval from the Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) or Miri Resident before being allowed to operate. DDMC or Miri Resident will issue an approval letter or notice upon receiving confirmation from Miri City Council after its inspection on compliance of SOP.

“Such approval should be displayed at the entrance or counter of the premise so as to facilitate monitoring by the authorities including MCC ,” he said.

Yii stressed that it is important for the premises operators to comply with the relevant terms and conditions as well as SOP set.

He said in the event the premise is found to be visited by Covid-19 patients, the premises operator must ensure that the premises are disinfected.

“The exposed operators and workers are encouraged to take rt-PCR tests. If the operator or any worker is found to be positive for Covid-19, the premises shall be disinfected and closed for 14 days,” he added.

Among other conditions listed in the statement:
2) Operators and their workers need to undergo rt-PCR test before starting operation (the result of the test should not be more than 3 days before operating);

3) compulsory health and temperature screening at the entry point of their premises for ALL who enter including the staff, workers, their contractors/suppliers related to their operations and customers;

4) Compulsory wear of face mask for customers;

5) Maintain record or register through MySejahtera App at the entry point of their premises for All who enter including the staff, workers, their contractors/suppliers related to their operations and customers;

6) Provide hand washing facilities with soap and hand sanitisers at general and open areas, entrance lobby, counters and rooms;

7) The operating hours for karaoke centre (either common room or individual room) are from 10am to 10pm. The number of workers and customers allowed in the premises of karaoke centre is limited to 50 per cent capacity as compared to normal time of operation;

8) The operating hours for spa, wellness, foot massage & reflexology centre are from 10am to 10pm. The number of workers allowed in the premises of karaoke centre is limited to 50 per cent capacity as compared to normal time of operation. Customers are required to make appointments to ensure premise capacity is limited to the next immediate customer at any one time. This is to prevent unnecessary overcrowding. Walk-in is not allowed;

9) Prepare and Exhibit “Do’s” and “Don’ts” Guidelines for information of customers regarding precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19 in the premise;

10) To adhere with the directives from SDMC/DDMC from time to time;

11) Terms and conditions issued under the local authorities including Miri City Council;

12) Compliance of conditions under Act 342 Prevention and Control of Infections Diseases Act 1988;

13) Miri City Council will inspect the premises from time to time and notify DDMC or Miri Resident on the outcome after every inspection; and

14) The operators are strongly advised to obtain full details of SOP for compliance. The SOP can be downloaded from Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing’s website (http://mlgh.sarawak.gov.my). — DayakDaily