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Grange says promoters adjusting to new COVID measures

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 4:53 PM
Grange: “I understand the financial challenges of the entertainment industry, but we’re all aware of the current COVID-19 situation and the need to make the necessary adjustments to preserve lives and livelihoods."

Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange says her Ministry continues to provide guidance and support to members of the entertainment industry who will have to make adjustments in light of the new COVID-19 measures introduced by the Government.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that the start of the nightly curfew from Monday to Saturday would be rolled back from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. effective today.

READ: PM announces new curfew, beach and river hours

On Sundays and on public holidays, the measure will now commence at 3:00 p.m., bring it forward by three hours.

And the capacity limit for small events has been reduced from 70 per cent to 50 per cent.

Grange says her Ministry has been making contact with promoters as they make the necessary adjustments to their events in light of the announcement.  

“Most of the promoters we contacted since the announcement of the new measures have expressed their understanding of the situation and identified solutions to ensure that their events may go ahead in keeping with the rules. This includes rescheduling of activities,” she said in a statement today.

“Several promoters have indicated that they will change the time and/or duration of their events to obey the new curfew orders,” Grange continued.

Grange commended event promoters for their understanding and says she is seeking their continued cooperation and compliance.

“I understand the financial challenges of the entertainment industry, but we're all aware of the current COVID-19 situation and the need to make the necessary adjustments to preserve lives and livelihoods,” said Grange.

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