Miri food operators, handlers required to get vaccination letter

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KUCHING: Miri City Council (MCC) is requiring all food operators and handlers to obtain a letter from MCC confirming their Covid-19 vaccinations before they can resume normal operations.

This compulsory requirement was announced by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) as the state moved into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan on July 14.

“The requirement takes effect immediately (and is) for all food premises under MCC’s jurisdiction, and they must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine,” said MCC on Friday (Aug 13).

In addition, MCC, through its Public Health Section on July 19, also issued a notice to all food operators requiring them to comply.

“MCC had carried out an exercise to speed up the process of vaccination among food operators and food handlers.

“According to the data gathered, majority of the food operators have complied.”

MCC reminded the food operators and handlers that before receiving a letter of confirmation from its Public Health Section, they should comply with the following requirements.

“Firstly, to receive the Covid-19 vaccination (at least the first dose).

“Secondly, to keep a copy of the MySejahtera vaccination certificate or digital copy of vaccination certificate as evidence upon request for verification by public health personnel.

“Thirdly, the operators of the food premises are required to submit such information in a form provided by MCC (Borang Pengesahan Bagi Maklumbalas Vaksinasi Covid-19)

“Lastly after the verification process, MCC would, within seven days upon receiving the form, issue a letter of confirmation (Surat Perakuan Vaksinasi Covid-19).” 

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