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Government has allowed non-essential activities in construction to resume operations

Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2021 – The government has agreed to allow non-essential activities in different sectors of economy, including construction, to resume starting from today, 16 August 2021, up to a full capacity depending on the workers’ vaccination rates.

Vaccination Rates Operation capacity
80% – 100% 100%
60% – 79% 80%
40% – 59% 60%

The Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin, understands that public may reach differently, especially among those who are concerned about the risk of transmission. In his official statement, he assured that the decision was made with careful considerations. As businesses have suffered losses and many employers have terminated a lot of employment, the reopening is expected to mitigate the impacts on the economic sectors.

However, employers are reminded to comply with and meet the requirements before resuming operations to ensure the safety of workers; and to take full advantage of the wage subsidy initiatives provided by the government.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) may order premises to close in case of any violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs). From 26 July to 10 August 2021 alone, over 900 premises have been ordered to close for failure to comply with SOPs.

Workers are also encouraged to report immediately to the MOH at cprc@moh.gov.my; the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) at aduan.sop@moha@gov.my; or the Ministry of Human Resources through the Working for Workers (WFW) application in case of any non-compliance.

– Construction+ Online

Source: Ministry of International Trade and Industry