Operations of institutions subject to MOE

KUCHING: The operations of education institutions under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) is subjected to the directives by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

This includes private education institutions registered under MOE like international schools as stated in the updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the National Security Council (MKN) recently.

“MOE suggests that all directives issued are also followed by schools that are not registered under the ministry including schools under the state government.

“Other decisions will be made by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) after receiving advices and approval from the State Education Department (JPN),” it said.

It also said childcare centres, kindergartens and nurseries are allowed to operate but subjected to approval from the relevant ministries or agencies.

Meanwhile, business events are permitted but not exceeding the 50 percent capacity of the premises.

“Business events related to meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) are allowed to operate but not exceeding the 50 percent of the premises’ capacity or a maximum of 200 people only.

“These events are subjected to Mice sector SOPs which includes social distancing and mandatory wearing of face mask,” it added.

Face-to-face meetings for official business or work organised in the office, hotel or other premises are also allowed but in compliance to the SOPs as well — not exceeding 50 percent of the premises’ capacity or a maximum of 200 people only.

“Seminars, workshops, courses, trainings, conferences and talks are also allowed to operate but they are subjected to the general SOPs for implementation official events of government and private sectors.

“Ongoing trainings can be conducted but only in the areas of the training institution,” it said.

On another note, religious activities at houses of worships remain prohibited.