Workforce capacity in workplace increased to 50 pct for private sector under Phase Two of NRP

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KUCHING, July 13: Workforce capacity for the private sector in Sarawak has been increased to 50 per cent under Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) .

Under Phase One, this sector was only allowed to operate at 30 per cent capacity onsite.

According to National Security Council (NSC)’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) under Phase Two of the NRP, this includes operations and management level personnel at any one time unless specified.

Employers will be responsible for determining the work cycle in order to comply with these SOPs.

Meanwhile, seminars, workshops, courses, meetings, training and conference programmes are permitted as well, subject to SOP in force with no more than 50 per cent capacity of the premises or a maximum of 100 persons.

Organisers and participants are also required to comply with the health protocol’s SOP in force.

However, NSC encourages meetings to be conducted by video conference.

Sarawak will enter Phase Two of the NRP tomorrow effective 12.01 midnight.

Yesterday, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said that the decision was made after a risk assessment exercise conducted with NSC, taking into account the three indicators of the NRP, namely the number of Covid-19 cases in the state, percentage of population vaccinated and moderate usage of intensive care unit beds. — DayakDaily