• Jonathan Shiek

Get Ready To Enjoy Live Events In Malaysia Again

It’s been a while since we were able to watch a live performance at a concert or theatre, but it might not be long before we can start attending festivals and gigs again as the government has announced that activities under the creative industry will be allowed in conditional MCO (CMCO) and recovery MCO (RMCO) areas starting March 10.

The activities in question include live events like official government programmes, television programmes, music, dance, theatre, musical comedies, cultural events, as well as live streaming. But these events can only be held under strict SOPs.

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Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that live events with the presence of an audience will be allowed if they limit the audience to 50% of the premises capacity in CMCO and MCO areas, and ensure audience attendance is according to the size of the premises in RMCO areas.

Audience members must also observe at least 1.5m of physical distancing between one another while performers must be at least 2m apart from each other. Ticket sales are to be done online while food and drinks at the venue should be pre-ordered and packed.

Do expect to hear community service messages from the government on Covid-19 being played before and after an event though, because it will be mandatory for organisers to do so.

Additionally, outdoor filming in CMCO and RMCO states will be allowed with subject to SOPs, while hotel lounge performances can also take place with only 50% capacity.

I think it’s safe to say that most of us are looking forward to the reopening of the creative industry. Whether it’s for business or enjoyment, we could all use a little entertainment right now after the year we’ve had. Just remember to always wear a mask, keep a safe distance apart and enjoy the show!


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