Arcades, indoor playgrounds gear up for re-opening

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Parents can take their children to indoor playgrounds and arcades from tomorrow as the government eased more COVID-19 restrictions.

Indoor playgrounds are allowed to operate at a limited capacity of 30 per cent at any one time and only allow one-hour maximum for each person.

Objects such as stuffed toys, toys resembling food items, small plastic balls and toys that cannot be washed, cleaned or disinfected are not allowed.

Meanwhile, arcades are allowed to operate at limited capacity of 30 per cent at any one time and are only limited to one hour maximum for one person in one day.

Arcades are required to clean and disinfect consoles before and after operational hours.

Priorities are to be made on touched surfaces including joystick, buttons and keyboard as well as movable objects such as balls. Objects that cannot be washed, cleaned or disinfected must not be used. Players or visitors must ensure a distance of at least one metre between games or consoles.

Other general safety measures including temperature checks, QR code scan, hand washing, sanitising, wearing face masks will also need to be practised.

Business Development Manager of Timeszone Edutainment Pacoi binti Abdullah said it has been challenging for them to cope with the new normalcy.

She also said the arcade has kept the premises clean and is ready to resume operation. “We assure parents that the playground is sanitised and cleaned every two hours,” she said.

Employees at an indoor playground sanitising and cleaning the equipment. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI