26 premises fined during ‘Ops Merati’

James Kon

Health enforcement officers issued compound fines totalling BND4,600 on 26 premises for violating the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) directives to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The violations detected during the nationwide Ops Merati included unmasked employees at premises, barbershops and health and beauty establishments, and failure to conduct temperature checks at premises.

Business owners, managers and staff have been reminded to adhere to the instructions and directives issued by the MoH and government agencies, particularly on the use of face masks during the preparation and handling of food. Managers are required to obtain the BruHealth QR code and place it in a convenient location for customers to scan.

They are also reminded to make use of the Premise Scan app for customers who do not have access to the BruHealth app on their mobile phones, instead of resorting to the approach of taking down personal details in a log book.

Business premises are also required to maintain cleanliness, while food premises must comply with the government guidelines when serving buffets.

The public can visit www.moh.gov.bn, or MoH’s social media pages for updates. Complaints on business premises violating the MoH guidelines can be lodged to [email protected] or contact Darussalam line at 123.