Malaysia encourages businesses to WFH where possible

Employers have been told to avoid face-to-face meetings for now, and are encouraged to help their workers undergo regular COVID-19 tests.
By: | February 9, 2022

The Malaysian government is encouraging businesses to work from home in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

Work from home should be done whenever possible, with minimal disruption to a company’s daily operations, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, reports The New Straits Times

“We encourage employers to continue WFH or on a rotation basis to ensure a safe environment for the staff. We should also avoid face-to-face meetings for the time being,” he said. 

“This is a measure as we need to balance between public health and economic recovery,” he said in a press conference. “I discussed the matter with the finance minister today on the matter and we will issue advisories to the employers,” the minister added. 

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Employers are also encouraged to help their workers get face masks and undergo regular COVID-19 tests, said Khairy. He added that companies should take up incentives from the Finance Ministry to modify the ventilation system at workplaces.