The Lagos State governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced ease of restrictions on social gatherings and events centres in the state.
Sanwo-Olu who gave the order stated that the action to ease restrictions is a result of the drastic drop in the number of recorded cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state in the past weeks.
Disclosing this in Lagos on Friday in a statement were the duo of the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yusuff and the Director-General Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola.
Mr Mojola said, “after due consultation and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDA’s including The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Lagos State Safety Commission, the governor has approved the further easing of social centres across the state with immediate effect.”
The lift of restrictions is not however without some measures put in place to curb spread of the virus.
Read the full reads measures put in place:
All event centres must hold a valid license of The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture prior to operating as an event centre in the State.
All event centres must be duly registered and verified on The Lagos State Safety Commission website www.lasgsafetyreg.com prior to holding any event.
An Event Safety Clearance must be obtained from the Lagos State Safety Commission through the website www.lasgsafetyreg.com for any proposed event or exhibition.
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% 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 6 (six) people on a table of 10 (ten)persons.
Event duration should not exceed a maximum period of 6-hours.
All guests and service providers at the facility must wear a nose mask and make use of hand sanitisers.
All guests and service providers must endeavour to wash their hands before entering the venue or in the alternative use hand sanitisers.
Temperature checks must be taken at all entry points into a facility.
Guests and service providers with temperature (above 37.5) are to be politely turned back and referred to paramedics or the emergency response team on ground.
Hand sanitisers must be positioned at the entry points and different spots within the hall.
All event centres must endeavour to display standard COVID-19 safety signs. The signs must be bold and installed at conspicuous locations.
Event centre owners/ planners/vendors would be responsible for any breach of protocols by their staff.
He stated that any violation of this protocol shall attract fines and penalties in line with the Lagos State Infectious Diseases Control Regulation 2020.