GEORGE TOWN, June 20 — Penang-based sports and recreation company, ActiveHQ is offering free swimming and yoga lessons valued over RM300 to Malaysians who have already been vaccinated, which could be redeemed once sports and recreational activities are allowed.
Its chief executive officer Max Lee said the campaign is aimed to get the public to register for the COVID-19 vaccine and those interested in receiving the freebies must show their MySejahtera vaccine status to prove that they have been vaccinated.
“Hopefully, this would be able to create a network effect and encourage more people to register for the vaccine,” he told Bernama, adding that the campaign was also aimed to educate the public on the importance of herd immunity.
As at least 80 per cent of Malaysia’s population must be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity, small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) should play their roles by developing creative ways to encourage Malaysians to register for the vaccine, he said.
Lee added that the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) had taken a heavy toll on the business as ActiveHQ still need to bear the operating expenses of about RM60,000 every month and the company could only operate for six months last year.
“Despite the pandemic, most of our members are looking forward to going back to swimming again.
“The faster our country can achieve herd immunity, the sooner our lives can return to normal to enable us to get back to our favourite sports and activities,” he added.