The Don’ts Under Conditional MCO

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The National Security Council has listed activities and economic sectors that remain prohibited despite the government’s move to allow nearly all sectors operate from May 4 under a conditional movement control order (MCO).

Prohibited activities remain those that involve mass gatherings or close body contact.

Those that are allowed to resume operations have to abide by health standard operating procedures (SOP) to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and failure to do so makes companies liable to legal action and revocation of their operating licences, the council said today.

The following is the list of prohibited activities, which the council said can be revised from time to time, depending on the situation:

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cinemas
  • Karaoke centres
  • Theme parks
  • Museums
  • Busking

Festivities, processions and gatherings

  • Religious processions
  • Congregational gatherings as mosques/houses of worship
  • Parades by security forces
  • Large Hari Raya gatherings unless involving immediate family members.

Conferences and exhibitions

  • Career fairs
  • Wedding expos
  • Tourism promotion fairs
  • Sales carnivals
  • All sorts of conferences that involve large gatherings of people.


  • School sports activities
  • Co-curricular activates involving close contact
  • Any type of school gathering
  • Any gathering or programme involving more than 10 people.


  • Spectator sports events
  • All indoor sports including in gymnasiums
  • Water sports in swimming pools
  • Contact sports, including rugby, boxing, wrestling, football and basketball.