Due to rising number of Covid-19 cases, wedding receptions are not allowed in these states under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). However, wedding ceremonies i.e. Registration of Marriage and Solemnisation (Akad Nikah) is allowed. Do adhere to the following SOPs for non-Muslim and Muslim wedding ceremony.

Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) has placed the following states under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO):
Sabah
From 10 November to 6 December 2020 < read more >

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Putrajaya, Selangor, Penang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Johor (Kota Tinggi and Mersing) and Kedah (Kulim)
From 21 November to 6 December 2020 < read more >

Please refer to this post for states not listed here. < read more >

NON-MUSLIM WEDDING CEREMONY
ALLOWED VENUES:
1. National Registration Department
2. House of worship or non-Muslim religious association.

EVENT DURATION: TBC

CAPACITY: Maximum 30 people based on the event space with adherence of social distancing requirements. In Sabah, a maximum limit of 20 people based on the event space with adherence of social distancing requirements.

THINGS NOT ALLOWED
1. Reception and banquet is not allowed.

Event Protocols
TBC

Photography Session
TBC

MUSLIM SOLEMNISATION (AKAD NIKAH)
ALLOWED VENUES:
The State Religious Department (JAIN) shall determine the appropriate place for the ceremony taking into consideration on the number of guests with adherence of social distancing requirements of 1 metre.

EVENT DURATION: Not allowed to exceed 20 minutes

CAPACITY: Maximum limit of 30 people inclusive of 5 people from solemnisation officials (Rukun Nikah) excluding photographer(s) with adherence of social distancing requirements of 1 metre. In Sabah, a maximum limit of 20 people based on the event space with adherence of social distancing requirements at Sabah State Religious Office or according to the discretion of Sabah State Religious Authority.

THINGS NOT ALLOWED
1. Reception and banquet is not allowed.
2. Patients Under Investigation (PUI) and Persons Under Surveillance (PUS) are not allowed to attend the events.
3. Guests from Red Zone areas are not allowed to attend.

Preparation for Bridal Couple
1. To obtain permission from State Religious Department (JAIN)
2. To make appointment.
3. Only dowry (mas kahwin) and relevant documents are allowed.

Event Protocols
1. A health screening counter must be set up at the entrance to ensure that guests’ body temperatures are recorded and that guests clean their hands with hand sanitiser.
2. All guests must register their name, contact number and time of attendance as specified by the event organiser using the MySejahtera application or recorded using an attendance book. < read more >
3. Only those who are not symptomatic, not close contact of positive cases and not from Red Zone areas are allowed to attend. Guests with symptoms of cough, sore throat, cold (flu) and shortness of breath; or with body temperatures above 37.5 degrees Celsius to be refused entry.
4. Guest are required to wear face masks at all times.
5. Shaking hands and hugging are not allowed.

Photography Session
1. Photography session is only allowed during the solemnisation ceremony.
2. Photographers are not included in the 30 invited guests but are subjected to the adherence of the prescribed SOP.

Disclaimer:
1. At the time of writing, the SOPs for non-Muslim wedding ceremony has not been updated. The current information was obtained from MKN’s general SOP for CMCO. View the original document in Bahasa Malaysia.
2. Information for Muslim Solemnisation in this article was translated from the SOP documents on the National Security Council (MKN) website. View the original document in Bahasa Malaysia.
3. Copyright of this article belongs to The Wedding Notebook and cannot be replicated without written permission.
4. This article should not be evidence in a court of law. It is simply an attempt to make understanding of the actual content.

Update as at 21 November 2020

Photo by Peter Herman Photography