List of the National Recovery Plan SOPs [Updated: 30th September 2021]

[Update  30th September 2021]

Klang Valley will move into Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan effective 1st October 2021. Some of the relaxed SOPs are as follows: 

  • Official government and private events are allowed at 50% capacity for fully vaccinated individuals. Those who are not vaccinated will have to under testing beforehand.
  • Spectators will be allowed at sports and recreational events for those that are fully vaccinated. Face masks have to be worn at all times and no food or drinks are allowed.


[Update 9th September 2021]

Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will move into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan effective 10th September 2021. Some of the relaxed SOP in this phase includes the following:

  • Inter-district travel for full vaccinated individuals is allowed. 
  • Dine-in at restaurants and eateries is allowed for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • Barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons are permitted to operate. 
  • Commercial indoor sports and recreational facilities are allowed to operate for fully vaccinated customers. 
  • Businesses involving florists or nurseries, outdoor equipment and housing galleries would be allowed to operate


[Update 23rd August 2021]

It has been recently announced that the 10 KM travel limit has been removed for areas under Phase 1. However, interdistrict and interstate travel is still not allowed. There is also no limit on vehicle capacity for those who are fully vaccinated. The 2 person limit per vehicle still applies for those who have not completed their vaccinations. These new changed that effect on 21st August 2021.


[Update 20th August 2021]

The government has just announced new SOPs for fully vaccinated individuals in states under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan. These SOPs take effect on 20th August 2021 and are as follows: 

  • Dine-in will be allowed at restaurants and eateries. Parents will be allowed to bring their children who are below 17 years of age but they must follow proper SOPs. 
  • Night markets and weekend markets will be allowed to operate and fully vaccinated individuals will only be allowed to enter.
  • Individual non-contact sport and recreational activities will be allowed for fully vaccinated individuals from 6 AM to 10 PM as long as they are done outdoors or in semi-open spaces with physical distancing. Some of these include jogging, exercise, cycling, skateboarding, fishing, hiking, golfing, badminton and tennis (singles).
  • Camping and picnics are allowed with strict compliance to the SOP.


[Update 16th August 2021]

The government has just announced 11 economic sectors will be able to resume operation in areas under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan starting 16 August 2021 under two conditions. The state or territory must have at least 50% of its population fully vaccinated and only fully vaccinated customers will be able to enjoy these relaxed rules. 

The 11 economic sectors are as follows: 

  1. Car wash 
  2. Electric and electrical stores 
  3. Household and kitchen appliances stores   
  4. Furniture stores 
  5. Sports equipment stores 
  6. Car accessories stores 
  7. Automotive and car sales 
  8. Morning market and wholesale markets 
  9. Clothing, fashion and accessories 
  10. Jewellery stores  
  11. Hair solons (for haircut services only) 

Public recreational parks will also be open for individual sports such as jogging, exercising and cycling. Individuals can only visit parks that are in their respective neighbourhoods. 


[Update 9th  August 2021]

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that certain SOPs will be eased for those who are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated individuals will be able to enjoy these benefits by flashing their digital vaccination certification from 10 August 2021 onwards.  

Individuals will only be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of Pfizer, Sinovac or AstraZeneca vaccine and 28 days after receiving their Johnson &Johnson or CanSino vaccine. 

Here is the list of SOPs for fully vaccinated individuals:

For all phases: 

  • Interdistrict and interstate travel will be allowed for long-distance married couples and parents visiting their children below 18 years old. 
  • Travellers will be able to quarantine at home after returning from abroad. 
  • Religious activities will be allowed in mosques with adherence to strict SOPs. Religious activities for non- Muslins Prayers will also be allowed with adherence to strict SOPs. 

For Phase 2 and above:

  • Dining in will be allowed at restaurants and F&B outlets. However, eateries with good ventilation such as outdoor eating spaces are more advisable for those who wish to dine in.
  • Interdistrict travel will be allowed. Interstate travel is still not allowed. 
  • Outdoor non-contact sports will be allowed from 6 AM to 10 PM. This includes jogging, taichi, cycling, skateboarding, fishing, equestrian, archery, climbing, tennis (single), badminton (single), golf, motoring, and alike.
  • Tourism activities within the same state will be allowed.

Here are the current phases of the National Recovery Plan for each state:

  • Phase 1: Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya
  • Phase 2: Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah, Perak, Penang 
  • Phase 3: Perlis, Labuan, Sarawak 


[Update 30 July 2021]

We are still currently in Phase 1 of our National Recovery Plan. Here is a reminder of the current SOPs: 

  • Only 2 people per household are allowed to travel a maximum of 10km to purchase essential items.
  • E-hailing and taxis are limited to 2 people per vehicle including the driver (passenger must sit in the back seat). 
  • A maximum of 3 people is allowed in one vehicle for emergency purposes.
  • Citizens will be allowed to attend their vaccination appointments. Must show proof of appointment on MySejahtera app, website or SMS.   
  • Interdistrict and interstate travel is still not allowed. 
  • Most businesses are allowed to operate from 8 AM to 8 PM (including supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies).
  • Restaurants and F&B outlets are allowed to operate from 6 AM to 10 PM (No dine-in allowed. Takeaway, drive-thru and delivery only).
  • Fresh produce markets are allowed to operate from 7 AM to 2 PM.  
  • More businesses are now allowed to operate from 8 AM to 8 PM (including pet stores, optical stores, hardware stores, car workshops, stationery stores, laundromats, electrical stores). 
  • Individual and non-contact sports (including jogging and cycling) are allowed within the neighbour between 7 AM and 8 PM. 

[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 statistics 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.