RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry announced manufacturing operations capacity will depend on worker’s vaccination rates.

MEASURES

  • On 15 August 2021, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) announced manufacturing operations capacity will be decided based on worker’s vaccination rates.
  • Based on the media release issued by MITI,
    • Manufacturing companies that are not considered as essential services in National Recovery Plan Phase (NRP) 1 and 2 areas will be allowed to operate based on the rate of fully vaccinated workers;
    • Manufacturing companies that are considered as essential services in National Recovery Plan Phase 1, 2, 3 areas will be allowed to increase their capacity based on the rate of fully vaccinated workers.
  •  The operating capacity will be
    • Manufacturing companies are allowed to operate at 60% capacity if there are 40%-59% fully vaccinated workers;
    • Manufacturing companies are allowed to operate at 80% capacity if there are 60%-79% fully vaccinated workers;
    • Manufacturing companies are allowed to operate at 100% capacity if there are 80%-100% fully vaccinated workers.
  •  This will be effective from 16 August 2021.
  • Details of the fully vaccinated employees are required to be declared by the companies in the COVID-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0.
  • Meanwhile, the NRP remains in force in the country
    • Five states, including Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor, as well as the two federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) remain under Phase 1 of NRP;
    • Six states, including Kelantan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Sabah and Terengganu, are currently placed under Phase 2 of NRP;
    • Two states, including Sarawak and Perlis, as well as the federal territory of Labuan are placed under Phase 3 of NRP