Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster has started to reopen tourist attractions and shopping malls with strict prevention protocols in place.
Despite all the restriction policies during the extended partial lockdown in Bali, Koster has decided to give some leniency by reopening some public areas such as shopping malls and tourist attractions on the island with several requirements during their operation. “Shopping malls are allowed to start operating with only 50% of their capacity and are required to close their operation by 9:00pm.” Koster said on Tuesday (7/9).
Apart from that, visitors are required to show the proof of their Covid-19 vaccination by scanning the barcode with an app called PeduliLindungi before entering the facilities as part of the screening process. “Visitors must complete the second dose of their Covid-19 vaccination in order to gain access to these public facilities.” Koster added. Residents with a higher risk of getting transmitted by the virus such as pregnant women, senior citizens over the age of 70 and children under 12 years old are still banned from entering the facilities.
Dine-in services at restaurants inside the shopping mall are only allowed to operate with 25% of their maximum capacity. “Apart from shopping malls, tourist attractions are also allowed to operate with 50% of their total capacity to prevent Covid-19 transmissions in Bali from surging. We must prioritize the health and safety measures during hours of operation.” Koster concluded.