Seven business premises were imposed with compound fines totalling $1,450 after being found not adhering to directives issued by the Ministry of Health and other government agencies. The offences were discovered following the 'Operasi Merati' conducted from the 4th until the 10th of January 2021 at business premises in the Brunei Muara District, Belait District and Tutong District, involving health enforcement officers from the Health Enforcement Unit, Ministry of Health.
The offences issued compound fines included; food operators and providers at the premises did not use face masks, staff at hairdressers as well as beauty and health establishments not using face masks, and no BruHealth QR Code displayed. The public especially managers and staff of business premises are once again reminded to adhere to the directives issued by the Ministry of Health and other government agencies.
Business managers must ensure that food operators and providers as well as staff are using face masks, carry out their respective social responsibilities and enculture COVID-19 preventive measures, obtain the BruHealth QR Code specifically for their premises and display it at an area easily scanned by customers, using the Premise Scan Application to facilitate customers who are not using the BruHealth Application on their mobile phones, practise cleanliness measures at their business premises and food premises are reminded to follow the guidelines issued by the government when providing buffet-style dining.