MTIC outlines Level 5 guidelines

Izah Azahari

The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) announced the new Level 5 normal guidelines for driving schools, public bus transportation under the Land Transport Department (JPD) and Internet cafes, which will take effect today. This is following the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) statement on the current state of COVID-19 and reduction in social distancing measures.

Driving schools and public bus transportation businesses/operators are required to provide BruHealth QR codes at their premises or vehicles under the Level 5 guidelines.

To facilitate students or passengers without the means to scan the QR code, the businesses or operators should provide them with a registration book. Each student or passenger is required to scan the BruHealth QR code or record their personal details upon entering and exiting the driving school vehicle or public transport.

Internet cafe businesses or operators are also required to provide appropriate and sufficient QR codes at their premises. To make it easier for visitors who do not have the facility to scan the QR code, the premises manager can provide a registration book for their personal details.

Internet cafes must also ensure that customers or visitors scan the BruHealth QR code or record their personal details upon entering and leaving the premises.

Operators of driving schools, public transportation and Internet cafe businesses are required to maintain cleaning and sanitation measures at their premises, including the seating and equipment. These measures also include ensuring good airflow or ventilation.

Personal hygiene should be maintained at all times, such as regular washing of hands or using hand sanitiser and a face mask when in a crowded area. It is not recommended to make contact, such as shaking hands. If feeling unwell, avoid going to public places and immediately seek medical treatment.

Operators and users of driving schools, public bus transportation and Internet cafes are requested to comply with the instructions. Anyone found violating these guidelines will be liable to legal action under Chapter 204 of the Infectious Diseases Act.