Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob instructed employees in the private and public sectors, at the management and supervisory levels in areas under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to work from home starting Thursday. Oct 22.
The decision is expected to affect around a million workers across both the public and private sectors in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, Labuan and Sabah. He said those affected include some 800,000 workers in the industrial sector and 200,000 civil servants in the federal territories and states under the CMCO.
The work-from-home order is being implemented to reduce the number of workers at premises and to stem the surge in Covid-19 cases in respective states under the CMCO.
Only finance department employees, and those involved in enforcement, management and welfare services are allowed to be in the office during CMCO period
However, exemptions for the work-from-home order will be made for those whose jobs require being present at the workplace – finance department employees, and those involved in enforcement, management and welfare services.
If you’re required to be in the office during this period, these are a few things you must do:
1. Get a valid employee’s pass or letter from your employer
If you are required to be in the office during this period, your employer must issue release letter for employees who have to work on-premise during the CMCO period. Employees can travel between districts for work during the CMCO period in affected areas but, they have to present a valid employee’s pass or letter from their employers confirming their employment status.
However, those working within the same district will not be required to present similar documents to police personnel. If you’re required to travel inter-state due to work, you can go to the nearest police station to apply for the police permit. Click here to download the permit.
2. Get Covid-19 swab test
Employees living in areas categorised as Covid-19 red zones and required to be in the office must undergo Covid-19 swab tests. If the workers are Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributors, the cost of the swab tests will be borne by the organisation.
Employers can send their workers to undergo screening at any clinics or hospitals approved by the Ministry of Health.