MoH issues updated guidelines under Level 5 de-escalation plan

James Kon

Business managers must provide QR code for their premises, ensure the health status of workers, patrons and visitors by checking body temperature and BruHealth status and not permit anyone with symptoms of the infection from entering the premises, the Ministry of Health announced under the updated guidelines of the Level 5 of the de-escalation plan that will begin tomorrow.

They also need to encouragehygiene practices among workers, patrons and visitors and promote physical distancing, he added.

Meanwhile, the public is advised to continue existing guidelines including frequent hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitiser, use face mask in public areas or in crowded places, practise correct cough and sneeze etiquette, avoid those with symptoms, isolate when developing the symptoms and get immediate medical examination and treatment, and sign-up for COVID-19 vaccination to protect oneself and others from the infection.

They are also advised to conduct daily activities with caution by practicing physical distancing as much as possible, refraining from touching the face and shaking hands with others, reducing interactions with others as much as possible, avoiding crowded places, disinfecting touched surfaces regularly and conducting work, shopping and paying
bills online.

The public are urged to stay up-to-date with information on COVID-19; be informed on who are at a higher risk of getting severe complications, preventive measures, and to call Health Advice Line at 148 or Darussalam line 123 when necessary.