KUALA LUMPUR – COVID-19 restrictions will be eased starting Tuesday (August 10) for those who have been fully vaccinated, announced Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The Prime Minister said the COVID-19 digital vaccination certification will be used to verify an individual’s immunisation status to the authorities.
He explained that individuals would be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines, and 28 days after being jabbed with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson or CanSino vaccines.
Below are the relaxed SOPs for the fully vaccinated:
Interdistrict and interstate travel is allowed for long-distance married couples and parents who wish to meet children below 18 years old.
Solat prayers are allowed in mosques and suraus nationwide with adherence to strict SOPs. Prayers will also be allowed in other places of worship for non-Muslims subject to the purview of respective state religious authorities.
Dine-in is allowed at restaurants and F&B outlets – outdoor eating spaces and locations with good ventilation systems are more advisable for those who wish to dine in.
Non-contact sports and recreational activities are allowed from 6AM – 10PM at outdoor and half-indoor areas. This includes sports such as jogging, cycling, skateboarding, fishing, hiking, badminton, tennis, golf, and more.
Tourism activities such as staycations at homestays and hotels within the same state are allowed.
Muhyiddin said further easing of restrictions on economic sectors were currently being mulled by the government, and an announcement will be made by the National Security Council (NSC).
He stressed that the loosened restrictions did not mean Malaysians can ignore SOPs to curb COVID-19, as there is still a high risk of contracting the virus through dine-ins and sporting activities.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin reminded Malaysians that loosened restrictions may be revoked if non-compliance is observed or if new infections are detected in selected areas.