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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Lockdown rules: what you can and cannot do


Wet markets are open, but pasar malam and barbershops are among those businesses not allowed during the June 1 to 14 lockdown.

Here is a summary of what you need to know about rules for the lockdown that begins on Tuesday, as well as a list of business sectors that are open or closed.

Personal rules

  • Only two in a car to purchase essential items; for medical trips, two people and the patient are allowed.
  • Only travel within a 10km radius from home, except medical and vaccination trips, but only to the nearest facility.
  • Only go out to buy daily essentials, medical supplies or for healthcare
  • No curfew, but advised not to go out after 8pm
  • Only driver and passenger (in rear seat) allowed in a e-hailing car or taxi
  • Only jogging and exercises allowed in open areas around one’s housing area with 2m distancing, from 7am to 8pm.

Social activities not allowed

1. Face to face meetings
2. Having visitors over, except for emergencies or deliveries
3. Fishing, except for fishermen
4. Photography activities
5. Video shoots, filming, except for talks live-streamed individually
6. Live or recorded broadcasting, except in the form of news, forums or talks
7. Busking
8. Meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions
9. Driving lessons, maritime training institutes, flight lessons

What’s closed

1. Farmer’s markets, night markets
2. Cybercafes
3. Lottery outlets, casinos
4. Spas, reflexology, massage parlours, wellness centres, pedicure, manicure
5. Barbers, hairdressers
6. Furniture shops
7. Car washes
8. Jewellery, clothing, fashion, accessory shops
9. Stationery, book shops
10. Vehicle accessory shops
11. Toy, sports equipment shops
12. Florists/Nurseries
13. Kindergartens, except for children whose parents/caretaker are both frontliners or in essential services
14. Sports and recreational facilities or premises
15. Cinemas, night clubs, pubs
16. Indoor playgrounds, karaoke centres, theme parks
17. Zoos, edutainment centres, nature parks

Activities allowed


1. Students allowed to sit for international and/or professional exams
2. Students in dorms or campuses allowed to remain there

Business services (8am-8pm unless stated otherwise)

1. Food and beverage, even for animals
2. Medical and healthcare, including vets
3. Water
4. Energy
5. Security
6. Solid waste, sewage management
7. Land, air and water transport
8. Ports, airports, including management of cargo
9. Communications, including the media, telecommunications, mail and courier services
10. Banking, insurance, takaful and capital markets
11. Community credit, such as pawnshops
12. E-commerce and information technology
13. Production, storage, supply and distribution of fuel and lubricant
14. Hotels and lodging, only for quarantine purposes
15. Construction, maintenance and critical repair (optimised capacity)
16. Forestry (limited to enforcement) and wildlife
17. Logistics for essential services
18. Supermarkets, departmental stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, sundry shops. Limited to essential goods.
19. Morning markets (6am to 2pm), wholesale markets (midnight to 6am then 11am to 4pm)
20. Petrol stations (6am to 8pm except for those located at highways with tolls)
19. Restaurants, including food stalls
20. Laundromats, including self-service
21. Pet stores
22. Opticians
23. Hardware shops
24. Vehicle workshops
25. E-commerce (all product categories)
26. Wholesale and distribution (essential goods and services only)

Manufacturing activities allowed:

(60% workforce):

1. Aerospace including maintenance, repair and overhaul
2. Food and beverage
3. Packaging and printing materials
4. Personal care products and cleaning supplies
5. Healthcare and medical care including dietary supplement
6. Personal protective equipment (PPE) including rubber gloves, and fire safety equipment
7. Medical equipment components
8. Electrical and Electronics
9. Oil and gas, including petrochemical and petrochemical products
10. Chemical products
11. Machinery and equipment
12. Textiles for manufacturing of PPE only
13. Production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants

(10% workforce):

1. Automotive (vehicles and components)
2. Iron and steel
3. Cement
4. Glass
5. Ceramics


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