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Ramadan Bazaars: SOPs for CMCO and RMCO areas this April to May 2021

Ramadan Bazaars: SOPs for CMCO and RMCO areas this April to May 2021

They're back

Text: Adelina Tan

Image: Martin Tang

Ramadan and Aidilfitri bazaars are making a comeback this year. Here are the SOPs and operating hours you need to know about

Cancelled last year due to Covid-19 and the nationwide MCO, Ramadan bazaars are allowed to open in 2021. Aidilfitri bazaars, such as the one at Jalan TAR in KL, are likewise permitted this year by the National Security Council (NSC).

As usual these days, SOPs must be observed at the bazaars throughout the fasting month, from 12 April to 12 May. For easy reference, we’ve translated the do's (and don'ts) for both Ramadan and Aidilfitri bazaars in CMCO and RMCO states:

Operating Hours

Ramadan bazaar: 3pm to 8pm

Aidilfitri bazaar: 10am to 12am

Safety Protocols

  • Ramadan bazaars can only sell food and drinks
  • Aidilfitri bazaars can only sell dried goods
  • Controlled entry and exit into the bazaar, with physical distancing of 1 meter
  • Visitors and traders must wear a face mask at all times
  • Traders must also wear a special pass provided by the organiser, and a disposable plastic apron (Ramadan bazaar only)
  • Hand sanitisers will be provided at the entrance and usage is compulsory
  • Visitors must check in using MySejahtera at the entrance and at every stall—manually writing your name and phone number is permitted if there is no internet connection
  • Visitors and traders with a temperature above 37.5°C may not enter the bazaar

Do you think it’s safe for Ramadan bazaars to “open shop”—and will you be going to any this year? No matter what: stay safe, stay cautious and please follow the SOPs.

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