DKI Jakarta Again Implements Transitional PSBB

Due to the declining positive and active cases of COVID-19 in DKI Jakarta, the Governor of DKI Jakarta decided to ease the Large-Scale Social Restrictions Activities (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar or “PSBB”) policy by implementing a second transitional phase of PSBB. On October 9, 2020, the Governor of DKI Jakarta issued the Governor of DKI Jakarta Decree No. 1020 of 2020 dated October 9, 2020 on the Entry Into Force of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions Activities at Transition Period Towards A Healthy, Safe, and Productive Community (the “Decree”). The Decree regulates that the transitional PSBB will be effective for 2 (two) weeks as of October 12 to October 25, 2020, and may be extended if necessary.

The Decree refers to the Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation No. 80 of 2020 dated August 19, 2020 on the Implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions Activities at Transition Period Towards A Healthy, Safe, and Productive Community, as amended by the Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation No. 84 of 2020 (collectively, “Regulation 80/2020”) for its implementation. Regulation 80/2020, in essence, stipulates that as an effort to achieve a healthy, safe, and productive community, Jakarta residents would be allowed gradually to carry out activities in certain places/public facilities.

The details on capacity allowed to carry out activities in such places/public facilities are specified in the Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation No. 79 of 2020 dated August 19, 2020 on the Implementation of Discipline and Law Enforcement of Health Protocols as an Effort to Prevent and Control Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as recently amended by the Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation No. 101 of 2020 dated October 9, 2020 (collectively, “Regulation 79/2020”).

The key provisions governed in Regulation 79/2020 are as follows:

  • Workplaces

The maximum capacity of a workplace at one time would be the responsibility of each Company. Nevertheless, Regulation 79/2020 requires employees to wear masks at a workplace at all times and has the employees’ body temperature verified prior to entering the workplace.

  • Religious places

Similar to the previous PSBB, maximum attendance in religious places shall be restricted to 50% (fifty percent) from the regular full capacity. Every person attending a religious place shall bring his or her own religious/worship equipment.

  • Restaurants

Dine-in visitors at a restaurant shall be limited to no more than 50% (fifty percent) from the regular full capacity of the restaurant. Further, restaurants are required to list all of the visitors for the purpose of epidemiology investigation in the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • People Movement Using Public Transportation

All mass public transportation is limited to the maximum capacity of 50% (fifty percent) of the regular full capacity. For vehicles, the capacity is restricted to 2 (two) persons per row.

In addition to the abovementioned provisions, the DKI Jakarta Government also announced that cinemas (movie theaters) may now reopen and wedding ceremonies may be held at indoor venues with the maximum capacity of 25% (twenty-five percent) from full capacity. Every person shall sit at least 1.5 (one and a half) meters away from each other.

Except for religious places, any violation of the provisions on workplaces, restaurants, and public transportation would be subject to administrative sanctions such as follows:

  1. One time violation may be subject to a fine of Rp50,000,000 (fifty million Rupiah);
  2. Two-time violation may be subject to a fine of Rp100,000,000 (one hundred million Rupiah); and
  3. Three-time violation may be subject to a fine of Rp150,000,000 (one hundred and fifty million Rupiah).

A violation of any provision on religious places may be subject to a written warning from the relevant government agency.

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October 14, 2020

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