The Lagos State Government has eased restrictions on social gatherings and event centres across the state.
According to a statement signed by Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile Yusuff, and the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the decisionafter due consultation and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDA’s.
Meanwhile, the statement contained new guidelines for social/event facilities reopening.
While stating that COVID-19 protocols must be complied with, the officials noted that no violation of the Covid-19 guidelines will be tolerated and anyone found wanting will face the wrath of the law.
The statement also added that event centres must register before reopening and event duration should not exceed a maximum period of six hours.
“All event centres must hold a valid license of The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture prior to operating as an event center in the State.
“Safety Marshals shall be deployed by an accredited event safety consultant from Lagos State Safety Commission for every social event with attendance exceeding over 200 people.
“Occupancy limit at any event must not exceed 50 per cent of the maximum design capacity of the hall, wherein Occupancy Limit stickers provided by the Lagos State Safety Commission must be boldly pasted at the entrance of the event hall.
“Maximum allowable capacity for Event Centers irrespective of occupancy limit is 500 people. Deep cleaning must be carried out before and after every event.
“Physical distancing shall be maintained between seated guests and a maximum number of seated guests should be six people on a table of 10 persons.
“Event duration should not exceed a maximum period of six hours.
“Event center owners/ planners/vendors would be responsible for any breach of protocols by their staff.”