For Hari Raya 2021, SOP includes no open houses, a 15-person limit for house visits in MCO 3.0 areas and more. Find out what you can do and cannot do for Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year.
UPDATE: Check out the latest SOPs issued by the government on Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) that’s starting on the 1st of June till the 14th of June 2021.
During the MCO 3.0:
- All educational institutions will be closed (exemption will be given to students sitting for international exams).
- All child care centres, preschools, nurseries and kindergartens are allowed to operate with strict SOP.
- Only 3 people are allowed in a car.
- No dine-in allowed in F&B outlets.
- It is compulsory for employers to implement the Work From Home policy with the presence of less than 30 per cent of management staff at any one time.
- No inter-state or in-district travel allowed.
The SOP for Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021 (the festival is expected to fall on the 13th May 2021) has finally been announced by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and the new ruling will affect areas that are under MCO, CMCO and RMCO in Malaysia.
To curb the number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, the government decided to put six Selangor districts under MCO from 6 to 17 May and these affected districts include Petaling, Hulu Langat, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang.
Here are the SOPs in the MCO areas:
- Inter-district and inter-state travel is not allowed (except for emergencies with police letter).
- Dine-in is not allowed.
- Food and beverages outlets, including food trucks and stalls, are allowed to operate from 6 am to 12 am for takeaway and deliveries.
- Wet markets are allowed to open from 6am to 2pm.
- Supermarkets, mini markets, convenience stores and pharmacies are allowed to operate from 6 am to 10 pm.
- Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 am to 10 pm. Those that are located along highways are allowed to open 24 hours.
- Ramadan Bazaars in Selangor will not be allowed to operate starting from 8 May.
- Social activities such as weddings are strictly not allowed.
Hari Raya SOPs in 2021:
The SOPs for Hari Raya 2021 have been announced, and are listed as below. Those who do not comply with the SOPs may face a fine of up to RM10,000.
- For MCO areas, house visits on Hari Raya are allowed, but only on the first day of Raya and you cannot host more than 15 people at one time.
- For CMCO and RMCO, visits are allowed from 1st to 3rd Syawal (the first to the third day of Raya), but with the numbers limited to 20 persons at any one time for CMCO, and with the numbers not exceeding 25 persons at any one time for RMCO areas.
- Open houses are not allowed.
- Takbir Raya prayers are allowed in mosques or surau but that the actual SOPs would be subject to the state Islamic religious authorities.
- Solat sunat Hari Raya prayers are allowed in mosques and surau for MCO, CMCO and RMCO areas, but the total number of those allowed to be present is subjected to the Islamic religious authorities of the respective states.
- Cemetery visits are allowed for CMCO and RMCO areas but no more than six persons for one lot of grave and with visits not exceeding 30 minutes. Grave visits are not allowed at all for MCO areas.
- The feasts after the solat sunat Hari Raya at mosques and surau are not allowed for MCO and EMCO areas but are allowed in CMCO and RMCO areas subject to the state Islamic religious authorities and the committee of the mosque or surau.
Areas affected by MCO 3.0:
MCO 3.0 in Malaysia will only be applied to the areas that are the most severely affected by COVID-19, to ensure minimal disruption to the economy. After much deliberation, the government has decided that the below six major areas in Selangor will be placed under MCO 3.0 from 6 to 17 May 2021:
Petaling MCO 3.0 affected areas:
- Petaling Jaya
- Shah Alam
- Bukit Raja
- Kota Raja
- Bandar Sri Damansara
- Country Heights
- Puchong Jaya
- Puchong Perdana
Gombak MCO 3.0 affected areas:
- Ulu Klang
- Batu Caves
- Sungai Buloh
- Kampung Sungai Pusu
Hulu Langat MCO 3.0 affected areas:
- Bandar Baru Bangi
- Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
- Taman Sri Nanding
Klang MCO 3.0 affected areas:
- Shah Alam
- Bandar Baru Klang
- Bukit Kemuning
- Pelabuhan Klang
- Telok Menegun
- Glenmarie Cove
- Batu 4
Kuala Langat MCO 3.0 affected areas:
- Bandar Saujana Putra
- Batu, Jugra
- Teluk Datok
- Tanjung Sepat
- Teluk Panglima Garang
Sepang MCO 3.0 affected areas:
- Pekan Sepang
- Sungai Pelek
- Salak Tinggi
- Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
While the MCO 3.0 SOPs for strata properties have not been announced, residents who live within the affected MCO 3.0 areas may want to read up on what you can and cannot do in a strata property during MCO 2.0.
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