We’re living through unprecedented times as the world — and the global economy — goes through the COVID-19 pandemic. New challenges for businesses in Malaysia have emerged as a result, including the implementation of various Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) such as staggered operating hours, or even a limitation to physical attendance of staff at workplaces.
Businesses classified under essential services are allowed to operate, however, on the condition that strict SOPs are followed. These include mandatory check-ins on the MySejahtera app for visitors and employees at business premises. Of course, most of you are already familiar with the government’s contact tracing app — but here’s how you can set up your own QR code for your place of business.
Earlier this year, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob confirmed that visitors to business premises are required to use the MySejahtera application to make check-ins, other than areas where internet connectivity isn’t readily available. This also means that paper-based check-in methods, such as writing down contact information in a log book, are no longer accepted.
This added onto the government’s earlier announcement that the use of MySejahtera is now compulsory for businesses in Malaysia to aid in contact tracing efforts. Again, exemptions are provided for those without access to stable internet — such as business owners in rural areas.
As such, you are required to use the MySejahtera app for your business to help with potential contact tracing efforts, in the event that there is a positive case linked to your place of business.
We’re all in this together, and every little effort makes a difference in the fight to flatten the curve.
The digitalisation of your processes shouldn’t just end with MySejahtera check-ins. It’s crucial for businesses in this age to adopt digital-first strategies in order to keep up with the fast-paced world we live in today, and this approach should begin with human resource management.
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