Resumption of limited operation of non-essential industries and commercial activities from July 23 to 29
MACAU, July 20 – Most non-essential industries, commercial businesses and places in Macau will be able to resume their limited operations after the stroke of midnight on Saturday July 23 until the stroke of midnight on July 30, 2022, on the basis of respect anti-epidemic guidelines issued by local health authorities.
The premises still suspended include crèches for children; businesses located inside a shopping mall and which do not have individual access to a public road; and interior design companies, in accordance with Executive Decree No. 123/2022 published today.
The three categories of activities deemed essential to the community and the daily life of citizens will continue to operate normally.
The suspension of non-essential industrial and commercial activities in place from July 11 to July 22 inclusive has been effective in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the community and reducing the risk of a new outbreak.
From July 23 to July 29 inclusive, the following businesses, entities and locations will be allowed to operate as normal:
1. Companies providing basic public services, i.e. suppliers of water, electricity, natural gas and other fuels; telecommunications services; public transport; and waste collection. Also included in this category are market services necessary for the functioning of the community, namely hotels and associated accommodation; cleaning services; property management; and companies and entities engaged in the wholesale or transportation of common products and goods.
2. Services deemed necessary for the daily life of members of the public, namely wet markets, supermarkets, restaurants, food and drink establishments, pharmacies and health services.
3. Companies, entities and sites that have received approval to continue their activities from their respective regulatory authorities.
During the period from July 23 to 29 inclusive, hair salons will be allowed to resume limited operation, based on compliance with anti-epidemic guidelines issued by health authorities.
Businesses and entities authorized to perform normal operations or those authorized to perform limited operations are required to impose a limit on the number of customers they can serve at any one time. They must also ensure that customers or other visitors maintain appropriate social distancing and insist that all people entering their sites scan the site’s QR code, so that it is linked to their Macau health code information. .
In addition, the decree orders all individuals to continue to stay at home, unless their outings are necessary, i.e. for work in businesses, to buy groceries or in an emergency. When outdoors, members of the public must not form crowds and must wear a face covering, per the executive order. Adults must wear either a KN95 face mask or a face mask above this standard; minors can wear any form of protective mask.
According to a previous decree (Executive Decree No. 102/2022), a number of leisure facilities remain closed as of June 23, 2022. These are: cinemas, theaters, indoor amusement parks, entertainment centers games, internet cafes, billiard halls, bowling centers, saunas, massage parlors, beauty parlors, gymnasiums, health clubs, karaoke parlors, bars, discos, discos, dance halls, cabaret halls and swimming pools usually open to the public.
Also from June 23, catering services, whether in restaurants or other catering establishments, have been suspended. Take-out food and beverage services are not covered by the order.
Government thanks members of the public for their support of ongoing anti-epidemic work; in particular for their respect for the “relatively static” period put in place since July 11. The government is calling for continued concerted efforts by the community, with a view to reducing non-essential travel in the community to the lowest possible level during the “consolidation” period from July 23. These joint efforts would help achieve the epidemic control goal of “zero COVID-19 momentum” and enable the resumption of normal community life as soon as possible.