Mini marts, grocery stores, food trucks can operate on May 12

The guidelines on the operation of food trucks and fresh market.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 9: Mini markets, convenience and grocery stores, as well as food trucks, are allowed to resume business from May 12 onwards.

With the new normal practice arising from the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, mini market business owners are required to make changes to their business practices.

According to the guidelines for resuming social and economic activities in Sarawak, this category of business needs to place marks on the floor of their premises as reminders to maintain social distancing.

These include drawing lines one metre apart leading towards the payment counter.


The guidelines stipulated that this category of business are allowed to open from 7 am to 9 pm while their business hours are from 8 am to 8 pm.

As part of the standard operating procedures (SOPs), workers are required to have their body temperature recorded before they start working and have face masks on while working.

As for the wet market, local and foreign workers are required to have their body temperatures recorded.

Their operation hours are from 6 am to 6 pm while sellers are allowed to start business from 5 am to 7 pm.

As for fresh market, stalls are required to be arranged two metres apart.

Food trucks are allowed to operate from 5 am to 12 am with business operating hours from 7 am to 10 pm. —DayakDaily