Seven businesses fined for flouting violations

James Kon

Seven local businesses were issued compound fines amounting to BND1,450, during the nationwide Merati Operation by the Health Enforcement Division under the Ministry of Health (MoH) from January 4 to 10.

Health Enforcement personnel discovered violations such as employees at eateries, barbershops, and health and beauty establishments not wearing masks and also not carrying out BruHealth QR code scans.

Fifty-six business premises were inspected in Kiulap, Bengkurong Masin, Batu Satu and Mata-Mata in the Brunei-Muara District while in the Tutong District, the targetted area was Kampong Panchor Dulit and Kampong Lumut in the Belait District .

The MoH reminded business owners, managers and staff to comply with the issued health instructions and regulations, especially employees involved in the preparation and handling of food. The staff should be socially responsible and instil a culture of preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 at business premises.

Managers of business premises are required to obtain the BruHealth QR code for scanning while they are also advised to make use of the PremiseScan app for customers who do not have access to the BruHealth app on their mobile phones, instead of taking down personal details in a record book.

Cleanliness must be observed at all times in business premises, while food premises must comply with the government guidelines when serving buffets.

The public can visit www.moh.gov.bn, or social media pages at Facebook and Instagram for information.

The public can also report business premises violating the MoH guidelines or instructions by emailing to [email protected] or contacting Darussalam hotline at 123.