Cabinet approval still required for hosting fetes, while last year’s pre-conditions for patrons remain in effect

Promoters will have to continue seeking Cabinet approval to host fetes even as the Carnival season approaches.

Based on the Cabinet’s acceptance of a proposal from the Promoters’ Association, the Ministry of Creative Industries and Innovation says these hosting conditions remain in effect:

The number of patrons allowed at any fete will be determined by the size of the venue, and this has to be approved by the Events Compliance Committee.

Persons attending these events – including patrons, service providers and auxiliary workers – must be fully vaccinated, with valid proof of vaccination, or they must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the event.

Meanwhile, the “Daybreak” fete held on Sunday, March 6, was deemed a success by the Ministry, which welcomed the reopening of that industry, a contributor to what is now known as the “orange economy.”

The Cabinet had announced on Thursday, February 24, that the staging of fetes would recommence from March 1.

Since this announcement, several promoters reportedly have indicated their desire to host events and have submitted applications to do so over the coming months.