By Karen Bong
KUCHING, April 21: Business events such as meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) are allowed to be held in all zones in Sarawak except for Selangau, Kanowit, Miri, Marudi, Subis, Beluru, Telang Usan, Bintulu, Sebauh and Tatau.
The updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Sarawak emphasised that these events cannot exceed 50 per cent premise capacity or a maximum of 100 people in attendance.
The events and attendees must also comply with respective SOPs including the basics of physical distancing, wearing of face masks and other protection measures.
These restrictions also applied for face-to-face meetings for official business and works held in offices, hotels and other institutions; seminars, workshops, talks, training and courses; as well as official and non-official events of government and private sector.
However, training can only be conducted within training institutions only.
As for Bintulu Zone including Sebauh and Tatau, face-to-face meetings for official business and work in offices, hotels, and other institutions are allowed by complying with physical distancing, wearing of face masks and not exceeding 50 per cent premise capacity or a maximum of 50 persons only.
However, virtual meetings are encouraged more than physical meetings.
Other activities not allowed in Bintulu include social activities and gatherings such as celebration, wedding, engagement, reception, thanksgiving, anniversary, birthday, reunion and retreat; organisation of sports-related events and tournaments; creative industry activities; tourism activities; as well as recreational activities to Pantai Tanjung Batu, Taman Tumbina, Pantai ABF and Taman Millenium.
Except for Bintulu, tourism and cultural activities are allowed in all zones without exceeding 50 per cent premise capacity or a maximum of 100 people with compliance to SOPs. — DayakDaily
Click the images below to view the new SOPs for the different zones.