Dine-in allowed in Sarawak but only for vaccinated operators

Restaurants are required to follow strict Covid-19 SOPs. – The Star photo

By S. Harrish

DINE-IN will be allowed for all food outlets in Sarawak starting tomorrow, provided the operator and workers have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

State Disaster Management Committee said this condition was decided on after a review and some improvement to the SOPs for food outlets.

The easing of the rules comes as Sarawak is now in Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan.

According to the new SOPs, food outlets can resume dine-in only at 50% capacity and cannot exceed 100 people.

Food outlets must also ensure their premises are well ventilated, have hand sanitisers and ensure customers maintain social distancing of one metre.

The maximum number of customers allowed must be displayed and tables need to be two metres apart.

Between two and six people are allowed per table, depending on the table size and no music or entertainment activities are allowed.

Any premises that flouts the SOP will be closed for 14 days.