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Unvaccinated people to be turned away at Entertainment venues

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Unvaccinated people to be turned away at Entertainment venues

Uganda National Cultural Centre -UNCC, the Ministry of Gender, and the Ministry of Health have reached an agreement, that only persons who are vaccinated against COVID-19, shall be allowed to attend musical shows and concerts when the entertainment industry reopens next week.

President Museveni announced in his new year’s message that the entertainment industry will reopen on January 24, 2022, exactly 14 days after the reopening of schools. 

Cinemas, bars, and recreation centres have not operated since March 2020 when the President announced the first lockdown as a measure to deal with the coronavirus disease.

With the official reopening around the corner, Uganda National Cultural Centre -UNCC, the Ministry of Gender and the Ministry of Health met and came up with a list of do’s and don’ts for the sector.

Apart from the vaccination of partygoers, all artists must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must present a negative result from tests conducted within 72 hours from the day of the performance.

The interaction between fans and the artists has also been discouraged before, during or after the event.

Meanwhile, event organizers have been asked to ensure that there is space measuring not less than three meters between the stage and the audience.

All revelers musy wear face masks throughout the show and there should be compulsory sanitizing at the entrance.

According to Robert Musiitwa the UNCC Public Relations Officer said that event organizers who flout the guidelines will have their shows cancelled.  

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