In line with the earlier announcement of more industries able to operate from October 1st, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Klang Valley (Selangor, KL and Putrajaya F.T.) together with Malacca will move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan.
From October 1st, they join Perlis, Pahang, Terengganu and Sarawak in Phase 3 that sees more relaxation of movement restrictions, such as three occupants in a taxi and e-hailing vehicle.
With Kedah moving out of Phase 1, that nation has no more states that are under strict restrictions. At the time of writing, only Negeri Sembilan and Labuan F.T. have transitioned to Phase 4.
The government also announced certain activities and gatherings will be permitted for states under Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the NRP. Official events and seminars by both the private and government sectors are allowed to operate under a 50% capacity with all guests fully vaccinated.
Guests who aren’t must undergo a pre-event test with a self-test kit in front of an organiser or confirmed by a medical officer.
The sports entertainment industry is also set to reopen too, such as the Toyota Vios Challenge, where the public is now allowed to attend sport and recreation matches in states under all Phases except Phase 1. As with the new norm, only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed entry, with face masks worn at all times and consumption of food and beverage not allowed.
Children under 18 are unfortunately disallowed to attend these live matches.
Vocational colleges and the skills training sector will be allowed to open from October 15th under the new set of restriction relaxation. Schools are also set to reopen in stages starting October 3rd, with priority given to students taking major examinations.
There is however no fixed date on the greenlight for interstate travel, which is allowed once the adult population reaches a fully vaccinated coverage of 90%. As of yesterday, the Special Committee on Access to Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) reported that the figure has reached 85.7%.