Covid-19 Crisis Assessments

Guidelines for the Resumption of Workplace Operations Post-MCO

By Ong Siou Woon (Chief Operating Officer & Heritage, Urban Studies Programme Coordinator), Tan Zhi Xian (HR Officer), & Ar. Tan Bee Eu (Architect & USM Academician). Illustrations by Ar. Tan Bee Eu   |   Posted on

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(BAHASA MALAYSIA)
Memandangkan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) bakal berakhir, banyak syarikat dan pejabat memerlukan garis panduan operasi bagi memastikan pengendalian kerja dapat dilakukan dengan selamat dan rasional.

Seperti mana yang disebutkan dalam artikel Covid-19: Extensive Lifestyle Changes are on the Cards, perubahan cara kerja dan operasi perniagaan akan menjadi resam baharu. Pada tarikh 1 Mei 2020, Perdana Menteri telah mengumumkan pelonggaran PKP dengan membenarkan kegiatan-kegiatan perniagaan dijalankan semula bermula pada 4 Mei 2020, Isnin.

Perubahan strategi secara mendadak yang dibuat oleh kerajaan persekutuan menjadikan garis panduan rasional untuk memastikan operasi berjalan dengan baik bagi menghapuskan rantaian jangkitan Covid-19 ini adalah sangat penting. Untuk memudahkan perancangan khususnya bagi perniagaan-perniagaan berskala kecil, kami menghasilkan artikel ini untuk panduan semua. Di samping terus mematuhi arahan pihak berkuasa, terdapat juga langkah-langkah tambahan yang perlu diambil bagi memastikan amalan penjarakan sosial dilakukan dengan berkesan.

Garis panduan pengurusan umum ini bolehlah digunakan selagi wabak Covid-19 masih menjadi satu ancaman kepada kita.

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(ENGLISH)
With the Movement Control Order (MCO) ending, working places require standard operating procedures to be in place for a safe and rational resumption of operations.

As argued in Penang Institute’s crisis assessment, Covid-19: Extensive Lifestyle Changes are on the Cards, changes to working lifestyle and business operations are likely to be relatively permanent. On 1st May 2020, the Prime Minister announced a partial retraction of the MCO, allowing for a range of business activities to resume from Monday, 4th May.

The suddenness of this change in strategy by the federal government in the containment of Covid-19, makes rational guidelines for a safe implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for workplaces all the more necessary and urgent. It is in order to ease the transition for small-scale businesses in these unprecedented times that we have produced this document, and made it available to the general public. While keeping to the rules set by the authorities on movement restrictions, there are nevertheless additional measures that should be taken — and that are easy to take — to ensure that effective social distancing is practiced in the workplace.

Provided herein therefore, are general guidelines for managing the workplace as long as Covid-19 remains a public health threat, or in the event of similar threats to public health.

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(中文)
随着行动管制令的结束,恢复运营的工作场所和办公区需要遵守标准作业程序及相关措施,以便在复工期间保证个人安全及疫情的控制。

正如槟州研究院发布的研究报告《Covid-19: Extensive Lifestyle Changes are on the Cards》 中指出,因疫情爆发而改变的生活方式和业务营运或将是永久性的。众所周知,我国首相于5月1日宣布将落实有条件的行动管制令,大部分经济领域将于5月4日起正式获准恢复运营。

在疫情未完全缓解之下,这突如其来的抗疫战略的改变,使得工作场所急需一份标准作业程序,以有效地协助小型企业进行相关规划。同时,我们也将公开此文件,供公众参考。在遵守当局设定的后限行令规则的同时,各方仍需采取有效的基本及安全措施,确保在工作场所维持有效的社交距离。

本文所提供的工作场所基本管理指南,适用于目前新冠疫情,以及未来当公共卫生再次受到类似威胁的情况。