Botswana

Lifting of Restrictions for Arts and Entertainment (2)

Government Notice 389 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 100 on 18 September 2020

  • Assented to on 16 September 2020
  • Commenced on 18 September 2020

  • [Up to date as at 18 September 2020]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that His Excellency the President, acting in accordance with regulation 30G of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, has authorised —
(a)the opening of the following arts and entertainment facilities from 0800 hours to 2000 hours daily —(i)art galleries,(ii)theatres,(iii)amphitheaters,(iv)halls and conference facilities,(v)cinemas,(vi)recording studios,(vii)television, and(viii)stadia and open spaces; and(b)the gathering of less than 50 persons in preparation of the arts and entertainment activities listed below —(i)exhibitions,(ii)drama,(iii)disc jockeys,(iv)musical performances,(v)poetry performances,(vi)comedy, and(vii)traditional song and dance.An arts and entertainment host may operate where he or she has satisfied the Director of Health Services, or any person authorised by the Director of Health Services that he or she is able to comply with the directions for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 issued by the Director of Health Services as published in the Government Gazette, that —(a)all persons in attendance at an arts and entertainment activity or facility, shall —(i)not exceed 50 persons, excluding the performers at a facility,(ii)be provided by the host with clean water and soap to wash their hands or with hand sanitizer throughout the duration of the activity,(iii)wear a cloth face mask or homemade item that covers the nose and mouth or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth, where the person is not a participant of the activity, and(iv)observe the social distancing requirements of being at least 2 metres apart from each other;(b)alcohol shall not be sold or consumed at the facilities during the arts and entertainment activity;(c)water bottles and hydration containers shall not be shared by participants;(d)daily disinfecting of facilities and arts and entertainment equipment, under the supervision of the Director of Health Services;(e)an arts and entertainment host shall facilitate a minimum of a 30 minute break every 2 hours during an activity or event which is held indoors to allow for ventilation of the facilities;(f)an arts and entertainment host shall appoint a SHE officer for every activity;(g)an adult shall supervise all junior arts and entertainment activities;(h)arts and entertainment facilities, shall be closed, upon direction of the Director of Health Services, where there is a reasonable suspicion that a person who has accessed the facilities has come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 has had access to the facilities;(i)the checking of body temperature of all persons in attendance of an arts and entertainment facility is carried out by the host, and where the person’s body temperature is 37.4 degrees celsius and above, such person shall not be allowed to access the facilities, and the person shall be referred to the Director of Health Services;(j)an arts and entertainment host shall, maintain a register containing the personal details and contact details of all persons accessing the facilities; and(k)the register referred to in paragraph (j) shall be open for inspection by the Director of Health Services for the purposes of contact tracing, and shall be open for inspection by a law enforcement officer for investigation of an offence under the Regulations.Government Notice No. 302 of 2020 is hereby revoked.Dr. Malaki Tshipayagae,Director of Health Services.

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