Masking outdoors and MySejahtera check-in to be dropped on May 1, 2022



Masking outdoors and MySejahtera check-in to be dropped on May 1

Published:  Apr 27, 2022 4:26 PM

Updated: 5:21 PM

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced a slew of relaxed Covid-19 measures today, including lifting the outdoor mask mandate, effective May 1.

However, the wearing of face masks is still required in indoor spaces.

“Wearing a mask is mandatory in indoor spaces, especially in shopping malls and public transportation, including inside e-hailing vehicles.

“These masks may be removed when conducting heavy exercises inside premises, if alone in an indoor space, when eating and drinking, while speaking and during performances.

“Wearing face masks in buildings and public transport is still important to protect oneself and the people around us, especially those who are high-risk, such as senior citizens, children and immunocompromised individuals,” the minister said at a press conference in Putrajaya today.

The wearing of face masks outdoors is optional but highly encouraged, especially when around crowded areas and high-risk individuals.

MySejahtera status still important

Khairy also announced that checking in via MySejahtera before entering premises or public spaces is no longer required.

However, he stressed that the MySejahtera app will still remain relevant for premises owners to check whether individuals are Covid-19 positive or under Home Surveillance Order, two conditions that will not allow someone to enter.

He added that MySejahtera is also an important tool to upload Covid-19 test results and inform patients and close contacts of Home Surveillance Orders.

Meanwhile, spaces will be allowed to operate at full capacity without social distancing although practising it is still encouraged in situations without masks.



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