Transition to Endemic —What it Means for the Employers in Malaysia?  

March, 2022 - Raymond Low, Sivabalah Nadarajah, Grace Chai Huey Yann

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,


With effect from 1 April 2022, Malaysia will enter the “Transition to Endemic” phase. The Malaysian Government has recently announced that with this move, most Covid-19 restrictions currently in place will be lifted, including:


  • Abolishing the restrictions on business operating hours;
  • Allowing interstate travel for all regardless of their vaccination status; and
  • Abolishing the limits on the number of people allowed at the workplace based on vaccination coverage.

With the ease of restrictions, workplace policies invariably will need to be updated to cater to the business needs. We set out below the legal position on some questions that may commonly arise because of the country’s move into the new transitionary phase.


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