Many of you may be looking forward to letting your hair down when pubs and nightclubs reopen for business on May 15, after a hiatus of over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These are some of the guidelines issued by the government, that you should know about before heading out to your favourite joint this weekend:

1) Patrons are required to take a COVID-19 self-test within 24 hours before entering the premises.

2) The premises can conduct an RTK-Ag (Antigen Rapid Test Kit) test on a customer who has not done their self-test.

3) Those who have not done any form of COVID-19 screening will be denied entry into the premises.

4) Only those deemed at low risk of COVID-19 will be allowed entry.

5) Patrons must have the MySJ Trace function switched on at all times when they are in the premises, to facilitate contact tracing in case of an outbreak.

6) Patrons must wear their face masks when they are in the premises, except when they are eating, drinking, or dancing.

7) Pubs and nightclubs are allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity including the dance floor, while the operating hours are in accordance with the conditions of the licence given by the respective local authorities.

The guidelines, issued by the Housing and Local Government Ministry, was published on the website of the National Security Council (MKN) yesterday. You can refer to the guidelines HERE.

Pay heed to the guidelines before you party the night out. Remember that being safe is important as the virus is still out there.

Source: Bernama
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