Police have warned and reminded dine-in customers to not add or merge tables at restaurants, eateries and stalls.
Kuantan District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the action of joining up tables with more than two people can be compounded for violating the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
“This is a warning that police will take stern action by issuing compounds if there are customers that join up tables. Customers must follow SOPs that are given and according to it, they must also register themselves and check their body temperature upon entering the premises,” he said today (10 Feb) after a Prime Integrated Operation.
ICYMI, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob confirmed on Tuesday (9 Feb) that dine-ins are now allowed in restaurants in Malaysia.
According to The Star, the Senior Minister (Security) said the National Security Council (NSC) special meeting had agreed to allow dine-in customers but limited to two people per table with physical distancing of at least 1 metre.
“Restaurant owners must also ensure sufficient workers to monitor the entry of customers and registration of personal details via MySejahtera or manually. There must not be overcrowding in the restaurant and physical distancing must be maintained at all times,” he told a press conference.
Prior to this, some restaurant owners had limited the entry of customers and even set a specific duration for each customer, he added.
It should go without saying that the rule of two pax per table does not apply to large tables like banquet tables, which should have their own seating limit based on the SOP.