Government to Implement New Normal Scenario
Updated: Aug 31
In a bid to speed up COVID-19 handling in health and socio-economic aspects, the Indonesian Government announced the intention to adopt the new normal scenario, taking into account epidemiological research and regional preparation. New normal is a pattern of life/ behavioural transition to resuming normal behaviours but in accordance with the implementation of safety, protocols to avoid transmission of COVID-19.
In Jakarta, the Governor announced that the new normal will be implemented after the evaluation of PSBB in transition period phase one which until 2 of July 2020, showing a success. By means, there is no significant increase in COVID-19 new cases in DKI Jakarta area. According to Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation No. 51 of 2020 on the Implementation of PSBB in the Transition Period Towards a Healthy, Safe and Productive Society and Decree of Governor of DKI Jakarta No. 563 of 2020 on the Performance, Stages and Implementation of PSBB activities in the Transition Period Towards a Healthy, Safe and Productive Society, all the place and activities can be open and conduct gradually, with the average activity generally carried out with a maximum of 50% capacity. Starting on 20 June 2020, under the above terms and condition, the following activities and places are will be all open for public:
activities of worship activities in houses of worship;
workplaces and public facilities; (e.g. offices, restaurants, factories, warehouses, supporting services, retails, showroom, SMEs under the Provincial Supervision, malls, markets, indoor and outdoor recreation, malls, zoos, and saloons/ barbershop);
social and cultural activities (e.g. outdoor sports facilities, museums, libraries, parks and beaches);
movement of people using modes of transportation (e.g. private vehicles, taxies, mass public transportation, rental cars and conventional or online ojek)
With regard to the above implementations, there are several safety protocols that must be obeyed by people who live and having their domicile in the DKI Jakarta Province in accordance with the adjustment of activities in the relevant sectors to carry out the Healthy Life Community Movement (Gerakan Masyarakat Hidup Sehat), which are among others:
Must wear a mask outside the home;
Physical distancing minimal 1 (one) meter away between people if the activities carried out in group interaction;
Wash the hands with clean water and soap before and after doing activities, it is safe if you also take a bath;
exercise regularly and consume foods that are healthy and nutritionally balanced
In addition, the supervisor or person in charge in every sector must also carry out the following activities:
apply environmental hygiene and sanitation in every order;
physical distancing between people for all activities, including vertical mobility facilities such as the use of elevators and stairs;
take measurements of body temperature at each entry point;
provide facilities and infrastructure to support the implementation of COVID-19 prevention; and
conduct internal supervision and encourage as well as educate all the people who are in their responsibility regarding the COVID-19.
Working Shift Obligation in the Capital City Area
Further, DKI Jakarta also specifically regulates the conditions of the time of entry, return, and office breaks for workers or employees during this PSBB in Transition Period to anticipate the overcrowd mobility, traffic and public transportation. According to the Decree of Head of DKI Jakarta Province of Manpower, Transmigration, and Energy No. 1477 of 2020 on Amendment to Decree No. 1363 of 2020 on COVID-19 Prevention and Control Protocols in Offices/ Workplaces during the Transition Period Towards Healthy, Safe, and Productive Society, the prevention and control protocols must be reported to the relevant authorities along with the several checklists required by the DKI Jakarta governance, among others the following:
the formation of the company's internal COVID-19 task force team;
limit the worker up to 50%;
Adjust the office hours, shift and work system;
Screening of body temperature;
Disinfect the workplace;
Will not lay off the worker and keep granting the rights that can be received by the workers; and
Carry out transmission prevention techniques such as the installation of barriers or glass screens for workers serving customers, and others
Those who do not carry out the obligations referred to above will be subject to sanctions of a written warning letter or an administrative fine of Rp250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand Rupiah) to Rp50.000.000 (fifty million Rupiah) depending on the sectors and violated obligations according to mentioned regulations and DKI Jakarta Governor Regulation No. 41 of 2020 on Imposition of Sanctions Against Violations of the Implementation of PSBB in Handling the COVID-19 in DKI Jakarta. In the worst case, the government can also revoke the business license.
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