ALLOWED VENUES: Ballrooms or open-air spaces

      EVENT DURATION: 3-5 hours

      CAPACITY: Maximum of 250 persons or less, subject to the size of the venue with adherence to social distancing.

      THINGS NOT ALLOWED
      1. Events will not be allowed if it is too difficult to control, where the crowd is too big at any one time and it is difficult to control the behaviour of the guests.
      2. Self-service buffet and the blowing of candles.
      3. Organisation of events in PKPD areas are not allowed.
      4. Patients Under Investigation (PUI) and Persons Under Surveillance (PUS) are not allowed to attend the events.




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      ACTIVITIES AND PROTOCOLS FOR EVENT ORGANISERS

      Arrival of guests
      a. To clearly establish and indicate entry and exit points for guests, especially if the venue is an open-air space such as a village or a private residence.
      b. A health screening counter must be set up at the entrance to ensure the number of attendees, checking of body temperature, and screening for symptoms of cough, sore throat, cold (flu) and shortness of breath. Guests with body temperatures above 37.5 degrees Celsius to be refused entry.
      c. Event organisers/waiters/vendors/photographers are also required to undergo health screening to ensure that they do not show symptoms.
      d. Persons-in-charge at health screening counters must ensure that guests’ body temperatures are recorded and that guests clean their hands with hand sanitiser.
      e. Guests to adhere to social distancing requirements of 1 metre while they await their turn at health screening counters.
      f. Organisers and guests are encouraged to wear face masks.
      g. Organisers to monitor/manage the entrances and guests entering the event space.
      h. The number of guests attending shall not exceed 250 persons, subject to the size of the venue with adherence to social distancing.

      Registration of guests
      a. All event organisers must register and record the details of all guests, and ensure that these records are backed up in the event of an infection case. They are encouraged to use QR Codes through the MySejahtera application or other appropriate applications.
      b. Infants and toddlers are discouraged from attending events.

      Event Space
      a. Cleaning and disinfection in accordance with MOH guidelines before and after an event must take place for the event space (inside and outside), tables and chairs, door gifts table, catering area, ceremony area (pelamin), toilets and any surface, areas or furniture that are frequently touched.
      b. The event space must be well ventilated.
      c. Dining tables must be arranged at a distance of 2 metres apart, and chairs must adhere to social distancing requirements of 1 metre.
      d. Food is either pre-packed, served in a dome setting, or buffet style with waiters serving the food onto guests’ plates.
      e. Waiters must wear face masks while serving food.

      Photography/Videography Session
      a. Photography/Videography sessions must take place with adherence to social distancing rules, one at a time, and managed by individuals designated by the event organiser/bridal couple/venue manager.
      b. There must be one person-in-charge to control the flow of guests during photography/Videography sessions.

      ACTIVITIES AND PROTOCOLS FOR EVENT GUESTS

      Arrival of guests
      a. Follow the instructions of the event organiser at the health screening counter, which has been set up at the entrance to conduct body temperature checks and screening for symptoms of cough, sore throat, cold (flu) and shortness of breath. Guests with body temperatures above 37.5 degrees Celsius to be refused entry.
      b. All guests must clean their hands with hand sanitiser.
      c. While waiting for their turn at health screening counters, guests must adhere to social distancing requirements of 1 metre, which will be clearly marked by the event organiser.
      d. Guests are encouraged to wear face masks.
      e. Individuals with chronic illnesses are advised not to attend events.

      Registration of guests
      All guests must register their name, contact number and time of attendance as specified by the event organiser. Use of the MySejahtera application is encouraged.

      During the event
      a. Follow the seating arrangements that have been marked/set by the event organiser.
      b. Avoid conversations in close proximity.
      c. When taking pre-packed food or food from buffet counters, kindly queue in an orderly manner with adherence to the 1 metre social distancing requirement and keep conversation to a minimum.
      d. Keep to social distancing requirements while eating and do not gather in close proximity with others during meals.
      e. Do not crowd into elevators, toilets or any other areas.
      f. Gathering outside event spaces is not allowed before and after events.
      g. Leave the venue in an orderly manner.


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      Disclaimer:
      1. This article was translated from the SOP documents on the National Security Council (MKN) website. View the original document in Bahasa Malaysia.
      2. Copyright of this article belongs to The Wedding Notebook and cannot be replicated without written permission.
      3. This article should not be evidence in a court of law. It is simply an attempt to make understanding of the actual content.

      Update as at 25 June 2020

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