A quick guide to essential services under movement control order

Food delivery services are among the essential services permitted under the government’s movement control order.

PETALING JAYA: Here is a list of essential services that are allowed to continue operating under the government’s movement control order which came into effect today.

– Banking and financial services, Bursa

In operation:

ATMs, online banking, cash deposit machines, cheque deposit machines, Bursa

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration and service counters

– Electric and power services

In operation:

Repairs, maintenance

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Fire and Rescue Department

In operation:

Fire and rescue-related operations, operational room

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Ports and airports

In operation:

Port and airport operations

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Postal and courier service

In operation:

Post and courier services

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Prisons, detention centres, immigration depots, rehabilitation centres and lock-ups

In operation:

Prison operations

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

Banned:

Visits

– Fuel and lubricants

In operation:

Petrol stations, distribution, supply, production, refinery

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Health services

In operation:

Hospitals, clinics, public and private pharmacies, registered traditional medicine shops, veterinary services, dialysis centres

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

Closed:

Alternative treatment centres

Banned:

Visiting patients unless for critical cases based on health ministry regulations

– Solid waste management and sewage services

In operation:

Regular operations

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Information and broadcast services

In operation:

Regular operations, broadcasting

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Telecommunication services

In operation:

Maintenance, data centres, call centres

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

Closed:

Service counters

– Transport (land/air/sea/e-hailing)

In operation:

Regular operations and maintenance

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Water services

In operation:

Regular operations, maintenance, repairs

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Essential government and statutory bodies services

In operation:

Enforcement

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration, counter service

Note: General administration includes excise customs, immigration, the marine department and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, the Meteorological Department, printing, registration and Road Transport Department.

– Defence and security (police and Armed Forces)

In operation:

Enforcement, general operations

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

Postponed:

Courses, training

– Defence and security-related industries

In operation:

Enforcement, maintenance, regular services

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Food supply and services

In operation:

Raw material supply, take-away, drive-through

Non-operational:

Dine-in

– Retail

In operation:

Retail operations, delivery

Limited amounts per buyer/family:

Necessities

Non-operational excluding food retail (groceries):

Shopping malls

Non-operational:

Night markets/open-air markets

– Online services

Operational

– E-commerce

Operational

– Wildlife management

Operational

Operating for limited periods/work from home:

General administration

– Hotels/homestays/paid accomodation

Operational, but visitors must remain in their rooms throughout the quarantine period

Non-operational:

Side services (swimming pools/gyms/bars/restaurants/spas)

Operational for room service only:

Kitchen

Non-essential services

– Vehicle repair

Operational at minimal level:

Repair services

In operation:

Towing services

– Construction and renovation

In operation (subject to approval of DOSH):

In-progress construction that could risk safety and security

– Religious affairs

Banned:

Religious gatherings

Allowed with minimal involvement:

Funerals

– Sports/public/recreational events

Banned/non-operational

– Social and cultural events

Banned/non-operational:

Gatherings, concerts, busking, zumba, night clubs, discos, bars, karaoke joints, cinemas, family entertainment centres, fun fairs, arcades, wedding receptions

– Domestic movements

Banned, except for obtaining necessities and access to healthcare

– Foreign travel

Banned:

Citizens

Allowed:

Non-citizens

Allowed with screening and 14-day quarantine period:

Citizens returning to Malaysia

– Entrance of foreigners

Banned except for diplomats, permanent residents and expatriates in essential services with 14-day quarantine period on case-by-case basis

– Malaysians working in Singapore/Thailand/Brunei/Indonesia

Banned

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