SDMC: Weddings, funerals allowed but with conditions

The latest SOPs on weddings and funerals released by SDMC.

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KUCHING, Jan 24: Members of the public who wish to attend funerals or wedding ceremonies can now do so as Sarawak has entered Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

However, in a statement today, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said attendance is subject to the size of the area where the last rites or burial will take place with a physical distancing of at least one meter apart. It is also compulsory for everyone to wear face masks. The latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) also apply to weddings.

On the other hand, individuals who have not taken or completed their Covid-19 vaccination are not allowed to attend.


Children under the age of 12 are not encouraged to attend, but if needed, they must be accompanied by an individual who has been fully vaccinated.

Individuals who have a fever, including symptoms such as cough, sore throat, flu, and shortness of breath, are not allowed to attend, while those with chronic illnesses are not encouraged to attend.

Visitors must line up in proper order, taking turns when entering and exiting houses of worship.

The sharing of stationery and books are not allowed, and visitors are advised to avoid shaking hands or any physical contact.

Other SOPs to note are to record attendance via the MySejahtera application or logbook, while only packed meals or buffets are allowed. — DayakDaily

The latest SOPs on weddings and funerals released by SDMC.