RMCO Guidelines for Corporate Events
The Government of Malaysia has released the guidelines for holding corporate events during the RMCO period from 10 June to 31 August 2020.
Type Of Events Allowed
The type of events that are currently allowed from 10 June to 31 August 2020 are:
Age of Participants
Ages of participants allowed are from 18 to 60 years old.
Maximum Participants Allowed
You can organise an event of up to a maximum of 250 people, but remember it’s still subject to social distancing measures. Each person should still maintain a distance of 1 metre all around from one another. Each person would then occupy a 1 square metre space.
Let us do the math for you. If the area of the space is 200 square metres, then you are allowed to have a maximum of 200 people in it. That’s 200 square metres divided by the 1 square metre space everyone is supposed to occupy. If there’s a stage in front, it reduces the space further.
If you want that in feet measurement, then 1 square metre is the approximate equivalent of 10 square feet. So if you want to host 100 people, you need a space that’s at the very least 1,000 square feet (not inclusive of the stage).
You should also take into account that people are of different sizes, so some extra area should be set aside. So to be safe, add another 25%. So that 1,000 square feet (or 100 square metres) would need to be 1,250 square feet or 125 square metres.
No, you can’t hold events within Red Zones or zones that are within EMCO.
Patient Under Investigation / Person Under Surveillance
People who are classified as Patient Under Investigation / Person Under Surveillance by the Ministry of Health are not allowed to attend events. Quite obvious, but just in case anyone did not get the memo, the government is stating it very clearly.
Contact Tracing & Social Distancing SOP
All participants have to be registered through the MySejahtera app.
* for those without a smartphone, they are to be registered manually
Hand sanitisers must be provided for users to disinfect their hands.
Everyone is required to wear face masks.
There should be controlled entry and exit to the event venue.
And anyone who registers a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius will not be allowed to participate. Please stay home if you are running a fever.
Yes, food and drinks can still be served! Packed food and drinks are allowed to be served but people are still required to maintain the distance of 1 metre from one another. The food and drinks should ideally be distributed to each participant by a server, to prevent participants from touching a food pack other than their own.
A buffet line is definitely NOT allowed.
Disinfecting of Venue
Venue operators are supposed to disinfect their premises before and after a meeting, workshop, seminar, conference. This includes disinfecting the toilets.