Media Statement by the Prime Minister – Transition to Endemic Phase

On the 8 March 2022, the Prime Minister of Malaysia made his public address on the transitioning to the Endemic Phase.

SOPs that will be enforced in the transition to the Endemic Phase

This is a temporary phase before the country moves to the endemic phase, which can only be announced by the World Health Organisation.

Face masks must be worn in public

Premise owners must provide good ventilation system at their premise
Ensure cleanliness of hands 
COVID-19 detection tests follows the method listed under National Testing Strategy
Restrictions on the operating hours of the business premise will be repealed

  • Operating hours will be according to the business owner’s operating license
Entry Registration with MySejahtera remains mandatory 

  • Exemption for outdoor open areas where there’s no congestion and assemblies 
  • MYSJTrace mandatory for closed spaces filled with guests/visitors
Solat Jemaah prayers in mosques/surau or prayer ceremonies in houses of worship other than Islam can be performed without physical distancing

* Subject to the ruling of the State Religious Authority and Ministry of National Unity/ Unit for Other Religions (UNIFOR)

Other relaxations of COVID-19 curbs that will be in effect starting April 1 include the removal of the 50% capacity limit for event venues. While there will no longer be the 50% capacity limit, organizers are encouraged to continue physical distancing rules.
Vaccination requirements:

  • Employee capacity limits based on vaccination coverage are abolished
  • Interstate travel allowed regardless of vaccination status
Standardization of the frequency and method of the cleaning of premises for each ministry

Individuals suspected or confirmed COVID-19 positive must adhere to all guidelines imposed by the Health Ministry

  • COVID-19 detection tests and quarantine procedures. 

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