Festive seasons is when families often get together, thus creating large crowds. Thus we have compiled the SOPs for Chinese New Year 2022 celebration to ensure a minimal risk of Covid-19 infection while also abiding by the rule when you are celebrating with your family.
This is the season where you will be meeting your siblings, uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, literally everyone in your family tree. But wait, don’t forget that Covid-19 is still here and to ensure that we stay safe, please put your mask on and abide by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
We are all excited and ready for this upcoming Chinese New Year holiday and we already expect traffic jams along the PLUS highway. But other than traffic jams and crowds in the R&R stops area, where else do we get a huge crowd during this festive season?
In houses of worship and even in our own home!
Thus, read more to find the related SOPs for Chinese New Year 2022 celebration that lasts from 31 January to 15 February 2022.
Chinese New Year 2022 SOPs
The updated SOPs include rules to follow at places of worship, prayer activity guidelines, reunion visiting, and many more.
|National Rehabilitation Plan SOP Phase 4
|SOP as of Jan 2022
|Refer to the SOP for Social Activities for festive celebrations
Non-compliance and violation of the SOP will have action taken against them by the enforcement authorities under Act 342.
|Opening rules for Houses of Worship other than Islam
|Non-compliance and violation of the SOP for Opening Houses of Worship Other than Islam will have action taken against them by the enforcement authorities under Act 342.
|Responsibilities of the Management of Non-Muslim Houses of Worship
|Ensure compliance with the following SOPs:
1. Open a health screening counter at the entrance, conduct temperature checks, and detect symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, and flu
2. Ensure that only fully-vaccinated individuals are allowed in, by checking for COVID-19 vaccination digital certificates
3. Record attendance using the MySejahtera application or record attendance manually
4. Provide hand sanitisers at the registration counter and require the wearing of face masks
|Believers’ responsibilities in Houses of Worship other than Islam
|1. Each individual is required to scan the QR (QR Code) on MySejahtera or write manually in the registration book provided as well, as scan their body temperatures and use the hand sanitisers
2. Only fully-vaccinated individuals are allowed in
3. Physical distancing of one meter must be observed
4. Wearing a face mask is mandatory.
|Non-compliance and violation of the SOP MKN – National Rehabilitation Plan SOP Phase 4 (Social Activities), will have action taken against them by the enforcement authorities under Act 342.
|Family reunion dinners
(1 and 2 February)
|Allowed in Non-Muslim Houses of Worship
|In accordance with the SOP
|Hokkien Clan special prayers
(8 and 9 February)
|1. All Hokkien Clan special prayer activities are allowed in Non-Muslim Houses of Worship, in accordance with the SOP for Opening Non-Muslim Houses of Worship during the National Rehabilitation Plan Phase 4 period; and
2. All Hokkien Clan special prayer activities are allowed in their respective courtyards at night, according to the Chinese New Year celebration tradition of the ‘Hokkien Clan’
|Chap Goh Mei prayers
|Chap Goh Mei Prayers are allowed in Non-Muslim Houses of Worship
|In accordance with the SOP
|Pilgrimage activities during CNY celebrations
(31 January – 15 February)
|1. Pilgrimage activities are allowed.
2. Chinese New Year receptions
Only allowed for those who are invited, not allowed for the public who are not invited
There should be no ongoing function sessions such as open houses
Allowed with 50% space capacity and physical distancing in place
|Lion/dragon/tiger dance performance
|Allowed subject to the Creative Industry SOPs: (Live Presentation) by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.
|Non-compliance and violation of the SOP for Creative Industry (Live Performance) will have action taken against them by the enforcement authorities under Act 342.
Stay Safe & Enjoy Your Holiday!
In this new year of the tiger, we wish you prosperity with this Chinese New Year celebration and have a good holiday! Don’t forget to put your mask on and take safety measures for the sake of none other than you and your loved ones!
(Source: Human Resource Online)