Q & A on CMCO
Q & A on CMCO
1. Can I leave my home? Two persons in each household are allowed to travel. This is only for work, emergency and essential matters such as to purchase necessities like food and groceries.
2. How far can I travel? Cross-district travel is not allowed. Police will be setting up roadblocks to control movement. In Selangor, for example, there are nine districts – namely Gombak, Hulu Langat, Hulu Selangor, Klang, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, Petaling, Sabah Bernam and Sepang. You should remain in your district.
3. Do I need to go to work? Most businesses will still be operating as usual. Only a few sectors will be closed, such as educational institutions and entertainment centres.
4. How do I get to work if my office is in another district? An exception is made for people who need to travel cross-district for work. This is the on the condition that they can show their work pass or letter of permission from their employer at roadblocks.
5. Can I send my kids to school or a childcare centre? No. All schools, colleges, universities, training institutes and childcare centres will be closed.
6. I study at a boarding school. What happens while the school is closed? The Education Ministry said you may choose to remain at your hostel or wait for your parents to fetch you. In the meantime, the hostel warden will be responsible for your care while the school will provide you with meals. If your parents can only fetch you while the conditional movement control order is in effect, they will need to notify school authorities and get them to issue a letter. This letter will facilitate inter-district travel for you and your parents.
7. I study at a private school and I am sitting for my International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination, what do I do? Get in touch with your school. The closure affects both public and private schools, but the Education Ministry said those taking international examinations during the conditional MCO can obtain a letter from their respective schools to be allowed to attend the examination.
8. Can I eat at restaurants? No, dine-in is no longer allowed. Restaurants are still allowed to open but only for take-aways and deliveries.
9. Is there a time restriction for me to travel and business to operate? Yes. The details will be announced soon. This will be updated when the information is available.
10. Can I exercise in a park? No. All public parks and recreational centres will be closed. You are also not allowed to go out for recreational activities such as exercising or riding the bicycle.
11. What if I insist even if someone tries to stop me? Violating the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 can land you an RM1,000 fine, or up to six months imprisonment, or both. Worse, if you obstruct a public official who is enforcing the conditional MCO, you can face up to two years in prison or a fine of up to RM10,000 or both under Section 186 of the Penal Code. Public officers aren’t only limited to the police and include public servants of various agencies, including local council officers.
12. Can I sing karaoke at an outlet? No, entertainment outlets are not allowed to open.
13. I have a wedding to attend, can I? No, wedding ceremonies are not allowed.
14. Can I pray at a place of worship? In case you’ve missed this…All places of worship – Muslim and non-Muslim – will be closed.