By Emma Victoria
SARAWAK has allowed all hotels and lodging houses to resume business since May 12, except those gazetted as Covid-19 quarantine centres.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the management of the hotels must ensure appropriate social distancing between guests and provide necessary hand sanitisers as well as ensure both employees and guests use appropriate masks at all times.
However, common facilities such as gymnasiums, swimming pools, prayer rooms, saunas, spas, business centres, conference halls and meeting rooms are still not allowed to be used during the conditional movement control order (CMCO),” he said in a statement.
Restaurants and cafeterias in the hotels are allowed to operate from 7am until 10pm for take away, delivery, room service and ala carte dine in while buffet meals are not allowed, he said.
The dine in is subject to the requirements of social distancing of seating arrangements.
Karim said guests in the hotels are to remain in their respective rooms am not allowed to gather or assemble anywhere in the hotel premises during their stay.
Meanwhile, the hotel management has to report to the Health Department of any staff or guest whom they have come to know to have been infected with Covid-19 without delay.
Hotels, which been used as quarantine centres can only start to accept new guests after their status (as quarantine centres) is revoked.
A copy of the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) on Hotel Operations During the CMCO is available for download at mtac.sarawak.gov.my.