OMICRON: LAGOS STATE RELEASES NEW GUIDELINES ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS
Lagos State Government has announced the enforcement of existing and new regulations in response to the rising 4th wave of COVID-19 in Lagos and the Country in general.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday made this known in Lagos, noting that it has become expedient that the State takes profilatic steps in nipping the Omicron surge in the bud as soon as possible.
"As a Government, we have announced new guidelines for social events and gatherings in the state as we fully move into the festive season. During the festive period, vaccination cards or negative COVID test results must be presented at the entrance of event venues.
"All attendees at events must be tested at the venue or 24 hours before, regardless of their vaccination status. All Social events must be duly registered and obtain Event Safety Clearance from the Lagos State Safety Commission website on: www.lasgsafetyreg.com."
The Governor also said that where possible, events should be held outdoors. He said ocupancy limit at any event must not exceed 60% of maximum designed capacity of the event centre. Every attendee of a social gathering must present their Vaccination Cards or digital bar code page showing at least first dose but preferably double dose full vaccination. In unvaccinated people, a negative PCR within 72 hours will be an exemption.
"Everybody, irrespective of vaccination status, must be subject to Rapid Diagnostic test to be conducted at the event venue or within 24hrs prior to the event at designated laboratories", the Governor said.
The Governor, in the new guidelines also states that guests and service providers with high temperature, above 37.5 degrees celcius are to be politely turned back and referred to paramedics or the emergency response team on ground, where available.
The new directive also stated that nose masks or face shield are still basic and compulsory requirements at public places.
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