Spa, massage, and reflexology centres will be allowed to resume operations from 1 July
This includes massage services offered by masseurs from associations for the blind, said Senior Minister for Security and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, as quoted by The Star.
With the latest relaxation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), he announced that only Malaysian employees will be allowed to go back to work, while foreigners are still barred.
"Employers must register their businesses with their local councils before resuming operations, while employees must be screened for COVID-19 before returning to work," he said during the National Security Council (MKN) briefing today, 26 June.
All centres will also have to have to comply with standard operating procedures (SOP) such as social distancing, temperature checks, use of face shields or masks, and register with MySejahtera upon entering the premise, for both employees and patrons.
To further spur the economy, Ismail Sabri said the government will also allow the resumption of travel conventions and exhibitions beginning 1 July
The Defence Minister announced that the meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) sector, as well as trade fairs, have been given permission to resume operations from next week, reported New Straits Times.
However, he said that only 250 people will be allowed in a hall at any one time.
"All visitors must also download the MySejahtera application to register upon entry," he reminded.
The government has also lifted restrictions on clothes and shoe fittings in retail outlets and shopping malls beginning today
According to Malay Mail, Ismail Sabri said no cases of COVID-19 have been reported in shopping malls since the reopening of economic sectors.
"So we decided to allow clothes and shoe fittings to take place at places selling off-the-rack clothes and shoes," he said, clarifying that permission had already been given for tailor-made clothing stores to reopen previously.
"As for those looking to try on shoes, we encourage shoppers to wear socks, preferably their own, before trying on the shoes in the stores," he stressed.
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