After Indonesia battling the COVID-19 pandemic for three months, President Joko Widodo decided to implement New Normal in Indonesia starting in June 2020. The main objective is to recover Indonesia’s economy in all sectors. The implementation of New Normal will be carried out in stages through several phases.

Preliminary assessment for Indonesia’s economic recovery

PHASE 1 – June 1, 2020

  1. Industry and business to business services reoperate with social distancing and health requirements
  2. The health sector is in full operation with due regard to the capacity of the health system
  3. Maximum gathering of 2 people in one room; outdoor activities are not yet permitted

PHASE 2 – June 8, 2020

Shopping centers are allowed to reopen by implementing strict health protocols. Businesses with physical contact and activity outside the room may not yet be permitted

PHASE 3 – June 15, 2020

  1. Businesses with physical contacts, such as salons, spas, etc. can operate by implementing strict health protocols
  2. Educational activities in schools are carried out with a shift system according to the number of classes
  3. Cultural activity is allowed by keeping a physical distance
  4. Outdoor activities are permitted by implementing strict health protocols
  5. Evaluation of reopening venues of the wedding, anniversary, and social activities up to 10 people

PHASE 4 – July 6, 2020

  1. Gradually reopening the restaurants, cafes, bars, gym areas, etc. with strict health protocols
  2. Outdoor activities of more than 10 people are allowed
  3. Traveling outside the city is permitter with restrictions on the number of flights and implementing strict health protocols
  4. Religion activities carried out with a limited congregation
  5. Limiting the scale of activities more than mentioned above

PHASE 5 – July 20 & 27, 2020

  1. At the end of July or beginning of August, all economic activities will be reopened while keep maintaining strict hygiene and health protocols
  2. Periodic evaluation until the vaccine can be found and disseminated