MTCA committed to enforcement of COVID-19 protocols and guidelines

11 January, 2021: The Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Senator the Honourable Randall Mitchell is assuring the public of the Ministry’s commitment to Public Health Guidelines and Protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Minister Mitchell was advised that the event, Sekon Sunday was recorded to be broadcast.  Invitations were issued to approximately 200 persons which is 30 percent, or well under the 50 percent capacity allowed by Queen’s Hall COVID-19 guidelines for the hosting of events at its venue.

All invitees were subjected to the protocols outlined below, among others, which are in place at Queen’s Hall:

  • Adherence to physical distancing
  • Provision of name, address, phone contact and email address to allow for contact tracing
  • Temperature check and symptom screening
  • Sanitisation of hands upon entry using sinks for sanitizers
  • Wearing of masks which must be kept on during the performance/activity

However, the Minister is concerned over what he saw in the videos and has requested an immediate meeting with the Board and Management of all national performance spaces under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts to urgently revise the operations of these performance spaces in line with the letter, spirit and intent of the COVID-19 Regulations and Protocols.


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