Fetes capped at 5000 people

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Cabinet spent considerable time discussing and agreeing on the rules governing fetes.

More than eight groups have already received provisional permission to undertake fetes beginning as early as next month and throughout Carnival.

No fete shall have any more than 5,000 patrons, and each patron is required to demonstrate that he or she has been fully vaccinated and tested for Covid within three to four days of the fete.

The Minister responsible for the Creative Industries brought to Cabinet a provisional plan to hold the mass-crowd events associated with Carnival; these would include T-shirt Mas, J’ouvert and Parade of Troupes.

The Cabinet will determine next Wednesday whether or not the plan presented is to be utilized, modified or completely altered following further consultations.

The primary objective of the Creative Industries Ministry is to prevent clustering and the possibility of a super-spreader event during the celebrations.

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