On 1 May 2020, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced that all businesses except those which are set out in the List of Prohibited Activities
are permitted to operate from 4 May 2020 (‘MCO Phase 4’) subject to strict compliance with the standard operating procedures (‘SOP’) established by the relevant regulatory authorities. Our earlier Alert on MCO Phase 4 is available here
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture had on the same day issued SOPs for the tourism and cultural sector
which includes the arts and cultural subsector and hotel subsector (‘MOTAC SOPs’).
The MOTAC SOPs state that –
The only activity relating to the hotel subsector which is included in the List of Prohibited Activities is the use of hotel facilities such as prayer room, gymnasium, spa, sauna, lounge, swimming pool, meeting room, seminar room, training room, restaurant and cafe (for buffet).
Although the MOTAC SOPS set out standard operating procedures for exhibition of goods/ artworks, libraries and hotel accommodation premises, this Alert will only provide a summary (in the English language) of the salient points of the MOTAC SOPs for the hotel subsector. Our summary is available here
Alert prepared by Tan Wei Liang (Associate) of Skrine.