There's only a clutch and oil pump under the cover, so removal poses no risk. You do need to remove the exhaust.
Remove the clutch actuator cover then the clutch actuator and swing aside. Then remove the cover using the sequence below:
Accurate alignment of the gasket to the crankcase is important. No specific instructions are given but I'd tack the gasket to the cover and ensure the holes line up perfectly.
Installation is the reverse. The cover socket headed screws are torqued in the same (not reverse) sequence as removal above to 9.7 Nm. The clutch actuator screws are tightened to 10 Nm, and the clutch actuator cover screws are tightened to 6-10 Nm.