The easing of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for those who have completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today, 8 August
Among some of the measures for the fully vaccinated is the freedom of movement across states for those who are long-distance married couples. They will be allowed to travel to meet.
The same privilege is also accorded to parents who have been fully vaccinated to visit their children aged 18 and below with police permit, Muhyiddin said in his announcement.
This is for all states regardless of their current phase under the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
Who is considered fully vaccinated?
According to the Prime Minister, an individual is considered fully vaccinated only after 14 days of getting the COVID-19 vaccines with two doses such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sinovac.
For those with a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, one is considered fully vaccinated after 28 days.
The SOPs will be eased from Tuesday, 10 August onwards
Meanwhile, social activities such as interdistrict travel, tourism within the same state, dine-in, outdoor exercise with social distancing are allowed for states under Phase 2 and beyond under NRP.
The fully vaccinated individuals in the states under Phase 2 and beyond will need to show their COVID-19 digital certificate to authorities at roadblocks for proof to be allowed interdistrict travel.