Are Hiking And Jogging Allowed During FMCO In Malaysia?


Cheng Sim •  Nov 12, 2020

[Updated 28 June 2021]

When Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced the implementation of FMCO in Malaysia, there are many questions that come to mind. Are hiking and jogging allowed during this period of lockdown? Are we allowed to work out in the gym or go football training with our friends? Here's everything you need to know!

What are FMCO, MCO, CMCO and RMCO in Malaysia? 

  • FMCO (Full Movement Control Order): Total lockdown and all sectors are not allowed to operate except essential and service sectors
  • MCO (Movement Control Order): Stricter regulations and SOPs are implemented in high-risk states and federal territories.
  • CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order): Selected economic and social sectors are allowed to operate in a controlled manner, and Malaysians are allowed to travel for emergencies.
  • RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order): SOPs and guidelines are more relaxed as the country is moving towards the recovery phase.

States and federal territories in Malaysia that are placed under FMCO

Updated on 28 June 2021

FMCO (extended until the daily cases hit 4,000)

  • Selangor
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kelantan
  • Johor
  • Penang
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak
  • Kedah
  • Melaka
  • Negeri Sembilan
  • Pahang
  • Perak
  • Perlis
  • Terengganu
  • Putrajaya
  • Labuan

Things to know about sports activities during FMCO  in Malaysia

Starting from 1 June 2021, non-contact sports and recreational activities are allowed in public places. However, these activities are limited to local neighbourhoods or areas within the state you reside in. All individuals must practice physical distancing of 1.5 meters from others.


  • Jogging
  • Brisk walking
  • Exercise

Not allowed

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Group activities

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If you're looking to stay fit and healthy during the pandemic, we hope this article will answer some of the questions you have about sports and recreational activities during FMCO in Malaysia. For more tips, check out our recommended reads below.