Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says indoor events with more than 20 people will need a permit while outdoor events do not need a permit however the organizers must enforce COVID safe measures.
He says Fijians who want to host events outside in an open air environment such as a shed or in their compounds must ensure that they are compliant with all COVID safe measures.
He says people will need to ensure that the event is at a 80% capacity of the venue, everyone is wearing masks unless they are eating, physical distancing is maintained, there is no dancing except by the members of a hired dance group or a live band, no sharing of utensils, keep sanitizers or hand washing facility for guests and keep a register for all the guests with their contact details.
The Acting Prime Minister says people must remember that these protocols are there to protect them.
Sayed-Khaiyum also says people who are hosting an indoor event of up to 80% capacity in halls will have to apply for a permit from relevant authorities.
He says while people are required to apply for a permit, other measures such as masking, proper ventilation, two metres physical distancing, and sanitizing remain crucial.
He adds authorities can order the closure of the function if the protocols are breached and they will be randomly checking these events for compliance.
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