Malaysia issued many guidelines on the prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemic and the treatment of infected patients (See Here). Under the COVID-19 Guide for Workplaces, employers shall provide infomation to protect themselves from COVID-19 and instruct supervisors to monitor symptoms of employees at the workplace. The employer may take employees’ temperature on a regular basis and keep a record of employees’ sick leave including reasons for leave, duration of leave, and current status. The Department of Occupational Safety and Health also published the Working Procedure on Prevention of COVID-19 in Workplace in the form of infographics. This procedure provides a brief description of the steps that the employers need to take to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
The Ministry of Health also issued a COVID-19 Guide for Social Distancing. If feasible, the employer shall encourage employees to work from home and limit in-person meetings. In addition, non-essential work travel is to be avoided.
On June 7, 2020, the Prime Minister announced the Recovery Movement Control Order, which will be in effect from June 10, 2020 until August 31, 2020. Cross-country travel will be allowed except in areas declared by the Enforced Movement Control Order. All Malaysian citizens and foreigners entering into Malaysia from countries with COVID-19 infection cases are subject to COVID-19 testing and 14 days quarantine. (More Info) The individuals entering into Malaysia shall bear certain costs of the quarantine (See Here).
All Malaysian citizens and foreigners entering into Malaysia from countries with COVID-19 infection cases are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
The Standard Operating Procedures for Recovery Process During COVID-19 Pandemic are published. During the recovery movement period, the employers must comply with the Standard Operating Procedures when reopening the businesses.
Employers should continue to check with relevant authorities for the latest information:
– Ministry of Health (Website)
– Prime Minister’s Office (Website)
– Ministry of Transport (Website)