MySejahtera no longer needed to enter premises

However, if the individual is COVID-19 positive, or is part of home surveillance order, he/she will be prohibited from entering the premises.

Effective 1 May 2022 (Sunday), individuals in Malaysia regardless of their vaccination status can enter into premises without using the MySejahtera app. This was announced by the Ministry of Health on 27 April 2022 (Wednesday).

However, according to Minister for Health Khairy Jamaluddin, individuals are highly encouraged to activate the MySejahtera app's Trace function to be aware of any close contacts of COVID-19 cases around them while going about the daily activities.

The Minister further added that individuals with a “high risk” status on the MySejahtera app - who are usually classified as a COVID-19 positive case, or a home surveillance order (HSO)-instructed individuals - are not allowed to enter any premises. The onus is on the the management of the premises to check the risk status of the individual in the MySejahtera app before allowing them to enter any premises.

On a separate note, Minister Khairy shared that the app, in line with Malaysia's endemic phase, "will be improved" with some new features. For instance, there will be an 'Infectious Disease Tracker' to track if there are active cases of COVID-19, as well as other infectious diseases such as rabies, measles, hand, foot & mouth disease (HFMD), and dengue are around the area that an individual is in.

"I urge Malaysians to take the opportunity to use this improved function, especially when going back to the village, celebrating Hari Raya to a relative's house or going on holiday. This is a proactive measure to avoid visiting areas at high risk of infectious disease transmission, especially if with those who are at high risk and have comorbidities," the Minister said.

"I also strongly encourage community associations to use this function to assist in controlling the spread of this infectious disease in their respective residential areas by implementing various activities, such as gotong-royong as well as cleaning housing areas and villages".

The Ministry announced the relaxation of all SOPs starting 1 May — including quarantine updates for COVID-positive cases, SOPs for Hari Raya celebrations, and more. Head over here to view each coverage.

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