How will FMCO 3.0 Impact Our Daily Lives and the Services We Need? [Updated: 28 June 2021]

[Update 28 June 2021]

The government has announced yesterday that the current FMCO that was scheduled to end on 28th June 2021 will be extended as the number of daily cases are still high. In line with the National Recovery Plan, we will remain in Phase 1 until these 3 conditions are met: 

  1. Less than 4000 daily cases
  2. Moderate ICU usage 
  3. 10 per cent of the population has been vaccinated

The current FMCO SOP will remain the same and are listed below. However, the government has agreed to extend the operating hours of restaurants and F&B outlets to 6 AM until 10 PM.


[Update 25 June 2021]

The Covid-19 vaccinations offer a way to overcome this pandemic and restore society back to its norm. We see the daily number of Covid-19 vaccination on the rise as we are on the right track to beat this virus. We have reached the highest dose administered on 23rd June 2021 with 252 773 doses. The government anticipated this number to increase in the following months. They have released a document on the current progress of our National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. As of 22nd June, a total of 15 853 513 people have registered for the vaccination programme. A total of 6 301 727 doses have been administered and of that 4 574 685 (14%) are first doses and 1 727 042 (5.3%) are second doses. As the vaccine program continues, we can see this number increase daily.

Keep up to date with all the statistic on the JKJAV website.


[Update 17 June 2021]

The government has just announced a National Recovery Plan that will progress through 4 phases. A number of criteria must be fulfilled for each phase before we can progress to the next. We are currently in phase 1 and will continue to phase 2 when the average daily cases are less than 4000 and 10% of the population has been fully vaccinated. It has been predicted that phase 4 (full reopening of the economy) will only be implemented in November and December 2021.


Source: malaysiakini


[Updated 14 June 2021]

The current Phase 1 FMCO has just been extended till 28 June 2021. There are no changes to the current SOPs.


The Prime Minister’s office released an official statement on 28 May 2021 announcing a nationwide full lockdown (FMCO) that will progress through 3 phases with Phase 1 starting from 1 June 2021 to 14 June 2021. During this period only essential services will be allowed to operate.


                                            Source: Bernama

Economic sectors that are ALLOWED to operate: 

  • Food and beverages (including for animals) 
  • Health and medical care (including animal care) 
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Security and safety, defence, emergency, welfare and humanitarian assistance
  • Solid water management
  • Transportation 
  • Services and operations of ports, shipyards and airports
  • Communication (media, telecommunications, internet, postal services) 
  • Banking and insurance 
  • Community credit (mortgage only) 
  • E-commerce and information technology
  • Fuel and lubrication production 
  • Critical construction works, maintenance and repair 
  • Hotel (Only for quarantine purposes) 
  • Forestry services
  • Logistic services

Here are the latest FMCO rules to be implemented on 1 June 2021

  • The number of passengers in a vehicle is limited to 2 people from the same household. E-hailing and taxis are also limited to 2 people per vehicle including the driver. 
  • Travel distance is limited to 10KM from your home for the purpose of seeking medical and essential services. 
  • [Updated 28 June 2021] Restaurants and F&B outlets are allowed to operate from AM to 10 PM (No dine-in allowed. Takeaway, drive-thru and delivery only) 
  • Pharmacy will be allowed to operate from 8 AM to 8 PM while hospitals and medical institutes will be allowed to operate for 24 hours.
  • Morning markets will be allowed to operate from 6 AM to 2 PM while wholesale markets will be allowed to operate from 12 AM to 6 AM then 11 AM to 4 PM 
  • Shopping malls are not allowed to operate except for supermarkets, restaurants, convenience stores, optical stores, pharmacies, hardware stores and pet stores. 
  • All schools and educational institutions are to be closed including childcare centres. Students will be allowed to sit for examinations at international schools.  
  • All forms of social activities and business events (weddings, celebrations, seminars, face to face meetings) are NOT allowed. 
  • All forms of sports and recreational activities are prohibited with the exception of jogging and exercise that do not involve physical contact. (Allowed from 7 AM to 8 PM)
  • Citizens will be allowed to attend their vaccination appointments. Must show proof of appointment on MySejahtera app, website or SMS. 
  • All employees with permission letters by MITI will no longer be valid after 31 May 2021. 
  • Public transport (busses, MRT, LRT, etc) capacity will be reduced to 50%.

For the full list of SOP visit the National Security Council website.

How will FMCO affect our services? 

All essential services (repairs and maintenance) will be able to continue. Our essential service providers will still be able to provide you with the service you need. However, if you live in a condominium or apartment (strate property), there are some extra SOPs to take note of. Service providers are allowed to enter subject to management approval. All service providers must adhere to the extra preventative measures implemented by building management (Scan MySejahtera, temperature screening, mask on at all times, etc).

If you are in critical need of essential services during this FMCO, we are still operating.