By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, June 12: Certain sports and recreational activities as well as beauty salons will be allowed to operate with proper Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) starting June 17.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said the committee has agreed to allow sports and recreational activities to resume from June 17.
It disclosed that the Youth and Sports Ministry will be getting in touch with the sports bodies and associations on the SOP to be implemented.
For beauty salons, SDMC revealed that the Ministry for Local Government and Housing will be outlining the SOP to the operators soon.
On another note, SDMC said foreigners who were in Malaysia before the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and looking to enter Sarawak were required to seek permission from the committee including those with work permits and participants of Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.
The committee said they will not be subject to undergo quarantine.
It added that foreigners who were in Malaysia during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period and want to come to Sarawak, including those with permits and participants of MM2H, will need to apply for entry permits with the committee and are required to undergo 14-day quarantines with the cost of said quarantines to be borne by themselves.
Apart from that, SDMC said teachers from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan returning to work in town areas in Sarawak are required to undergo self-quarantine at home for 14 days with wristbands attached.
The committee said they will be called upon to perform the Covid-19 swab test on the 10th day of their arrival in Sarawak.
As for teachers who are teaching in the rural areas, SDMC said they will be undergoing their quarantine at the designated area provided by the committee.
The committee said their Covid-19 swab test will also be taken on the 10 th day upon their arrival in Sarawak.
Earlier, Sarawak Education Department director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus in a circular said teachers from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan returning to work in Sarawak were required to undergo the Covid-19 swab test.
He stated that the Covid-19 swab test was a requirement outlined by the SDMC for outstation teachers teaching in schools in Sarawak.—DayakDaily