The country has entered phase 3 of the MCO (Movement Control Order) which will last until 12 May. Things are beginning to ease up as the country braces for recovery and everyone looking forward to going back to normal lives.
With StayHome and Social Distancing still In effect, people are always concerned about food, essential and medical supplies. It used to be one person going out, but with general improvement of the pandemic situation, the authorities now allow two or a pair to go out. Everyone has to drive out at some point for one reason or another. This guide will provide you the things you need to bring along when driving out.
When you head out, be sure to act responsibly and ensure to take necessary preventive measures. First up, put on a mask then bring a hand sanitiser and some wipes. After leaving a store or pharmacy, use your hand sanitizer before you get in your car or touch anything else.
The next thing to do before leaving your home is to inform your loved ones on where you’re going. Be sure to have your smartphone with you, preferably charged up.
As we all know, the authorities made up of the police and armed forces are almost everywhere. If you come across one roadblock, be cooperative and explain where you’re headed. Of course, it is your duty to know where are the roadblocks before heading out. In addition, you should know that the mandatory travelling distance is within a 10-kilometer radius. Travel distance exception is given to people who seek health services. One more thing, it is advisable to bring along your ID (IC and driver’s license) whenever you’re out.
MCO time restrictions
All establishments have mandatory operating hours during the MCO, from 8am to 8pm. The public is also prohibited from carrying passengers in their vehicles except during emergencies, from 10 am to 6 pm for all vehicles, including taxis.
Last but not least, in order to reduce risks and exposure outside, be sure to make a list of items you need before you head out. With a complete list of essentials you’ve made, you don’t need to shop multiple times or miss out something. When you’re in a shop, supermarket or pharmacy, get things done fast as to minimize exposure and risk. Obviousy, this isn’t the end of the world and you don’t need to overstock on anything. One final thing, bring along a bag to carry your items.
As hygiene cannot be stressed too often, you should get clean up once you get back from the store. Sanitize or disinfect yourself and everything else bought from the store, as well.