PKWE reopens with safety measures in place

Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Senior Citizen Activity Centre (PKWE) in the Brunei-Muara District reopened on Monday, following a temporary closure in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Sultanate.

PKWE Secretary Normah Jurulaki binti Haji Mohsin expressed gratitude over the reopening of the facility, allowing senior citizens across the district to conduct activities with new norm measures in place.

All activities will be conducted in line with the 30 per cent capacity rule set by the authorities.

“The centre will only allow entry to low risk senior citizens with no chronic diseases, and no symptoms of flu and fever. For now, only indoor activities are allowed to be carried out,” she said.

Safety measures are also in place, including a two-metre social distancing rule and no handshaking. Visitors to the facility are not allowed to gather in crowds (before or after activities) or outside the premises.

Normah listed activities that are scheduled to be carried out during the pandemic. The activities will include Al-Quran classes for six people and online classes for four.

The Muqaddam class can be conducted with the attendance of a maximum 10 people, while cooking/craft classes allow a maximum of eight people per class on a rotational basis.

PKWE members will conduct a cleaning campaign at the premises every Saturday, commencing next week. Safety measures will be of top priority as senior citizens are more vulnerable to infections.

Safety measures at the Senior Citizen Activity Centre include a two-metre social distancing rule and no handshaking. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI