SDMC allowed dine-ins tomorrow

Suraya making sure the tables are clean before customers dine in.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has announced that dine-ins at eateries will be allowed statewide from Friday (July 16).

The decision was made after SDMC, together with the Local Government and Housing Ministry (MLGH), updated the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) for essential services in the retail sector.

“After reviewing and improving on the SOPs for eateries, eateries are allowed to operate for dine-in.

However, only operators, including their staff, who have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine are allowed to operate dine-ins. The detailed SOPs can be downloaded from MLGH痴 official website ( and the SOPs for retail economy sectors permitted to operate can also be accessed there,” SDMC said on Thursday (July 15).

SDMC also warned all economic sectors permitted to operate to always comply with SOPs or face stern action.

“Those who do not comply with the SOPs will be instructed to close down for 14 days if there is a transmission of positive cases at the premises allowed to operate. The screening and sanitation cost will be borne by the operator or premises owner.

“A compound will also be issued if the operator or staff fails to comply with the SOPs set.”

On another note, SDMC also disclosed that enhanced movement control order (EMCO) would be enforced at six locations.

Kampung Tabuan Melayu in Kuching District will undergo EMCO from July 16 to 29 while Rh Allin, Sg Seleku in Sarikei District, from July 14 to 30.

Rh Dennis Sungai Klampai and Rh Jangan Nanga Gong Ulu Senulau Budu in Saratok District and Rh Kelabit, Engkalat in Betong District will undergo EMCO from July 15 to 29.

Rh Anggat, Sungai Garu Sebangkoi in Sarikei District will undergo EMCO from July 15 to 31.

SDMC said EMCO had been lifted at Shin Yang Shipyard Lot 210 & 211 workers quarters in Miri District on July 13.

The EMCO would be lifted on July 15 for Rh Engkang, Sungai Kerapa Selalang in Sarikei, Air Marine Cargo workers quarters in Bintulu District, Kampung Mongkos in Serian District, rental room above Happy Cafe at Berjaya Commercial Centre in Bintulu, Rh Jonathan Philip Bunyeh @ Bunyih in Tatau as well as Country Forest Industries Sdn Bhd Lot 121 Kuala Baram Town District and Suai 1 Estate (Gelasah Division) Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad Subis in Miri.