Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has relaxed restrictions on social gatherings and event centres across the state.
According to a statement by the Lagos Safety Commission on Friday, the easing of restrictions on social and event centres takes immediate effect.
The governor made “due consultation and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDAs including the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Lagos State Safety Commission and approved the further easing of social centres across the State with immediate effect,” the statement said.
The Lagos government in March commenced vaccination for residents in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
As of Thursday, a total number of 217,720 persons have been vaccinated in Lagos, comprising of 106,259 males and 111,461 females.
The state has also experienced a decline in the number of positive cases being recorded.
Disclosing fresh guidelines for event facilities, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile, said failure to comply with the directives will attract penalties stipulated by the Lagos state Infectious Diseases Regulation 2020.
With this further easing of restrictions, event centres are allowed to have a maximum of 500 people irrespective of their capacity.
There is also an upward review of events duration allowable for social gatherings from maximum of two hours to a maximum of six hours.
Also, all event centres must hold a valid license of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture prior to operating as an event center in the State.
Then, 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.
Significantly, 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.Follow us on social media