This is in line with the country's transition to an endemic phase beginning on 1 April, wherein these sectors will now be subject to the prevailing standard operating procedures.

Following Malaysia's transition into the endemic phase which began on Friday (1 April 2022), companies in manufacturing and its related services sector will now be subject to the prevailing endemic standard operating procedures (SOPs).  

This was announced by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry on Saturday (2 April). In line with the transition, the ministry said companies in these sectors will no longer be required to update the weekly report on compliance with SOPs, as well as employee vaccination rates, in the COVID-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS 3.0).

In response to a query on its Facebook page, the ministry noted that for other services sectors, this will fall under the purview of the respective ministries/agencies, and employers are to refer to updates from these regulatory bodies accordingly.

#ICYMI: Malaysia's endemic SOPs & guidelines

The Ministry of Health and the National Security Council on Friday (1 April) released the full set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to follow in this period. 

These include guidelines on operating hours for business owners, details on the wearing of face masks at selected premises and during certain activities, what to do if there is a COVID-positive place at the workplace, and more. 

Click here for the general SOPs, and here for the workplace guidelines

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