Boxhill defends ‘concert’: Sekon Sunday was not a fete

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This is not a banquet, but a concert.

Said the manager and performer of the "Sekon Sunday" concert at Sekon Sta last weekend.

The concert with Nesta "Sekon Sta" Boxhill as the headline became the center of investigations into possible violations of social distancing rules.

But Boxhill and Queens Hall manager Garfield George explained that not only did everything in the concert follow the rules of social evacuation, but the show tried to provide a blueprint that could be used to produce security events in the future, while still creating an "atmosphere."

Boxhill said: "We are doing some work so that we can exist as artists like grocery stores and other places-but this work is still in progress.

"This is not a party. I have never attended a party. This is not a public event. It is only an invitation and a template for people. As entertainers, we take ourselves as our own responsibility and try to do something that can provide performers with Continue template activities, and provide people with some kind of carnival and some kind of employment opportunities for performers."

Boxhill said that he will share his concert strategy with other stage performers and ask the government to improve it if possible.

According to the "News Daily" report, when customers arrive at the venue, they are arranged to stay in their cars and are divided into groups, allowing them to participate in procedures including temperature checks, hand disinfection and sharing contact information for contact tracking. .

When they completed the entry process, they were taken directly to their seats and were not allowed to move.

After the concert, keep the customers in their seats until the inducer guides them to the exit and provides them with snacks and food when they leave.

Boxhill praised the chief of police and TTPS for enforcing the covid19 rules, and encouraged the commissioner to continue to strictly enforce the covid19 laws, but he knocked out other people with "parties" and said their bad behavior made everyone's situation worse .

"This is what Peter paid for Paul, and Paul paid for everything. In this case, because the public is very sensitive and because many incidents did not follow the guidelines, this makes it more difficult for places like Queens Hall, and Queens Hall The operation is very detailed."

In a press release sent to the media on Tuesday, Police Chief Gary Griffith stated that the "Secang Sunday" event had all the characteristics of a carnival band. He said that as far as he is concerned, this event is a public gathering.

The press release said: "Although the incident was carried out on television and social media, the video recording is very clear, showing that there are many customers in the Queens Hall."

He said: "Although the event was conducted on TV and social media, the video was very clear, showing that there were many customers in the Queen's Hall."

The press release stated that Griffith intends to meet with managers of Queens Hall and Napalima Bowl, National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) and Southern Performing Arts Conference (SAPA), noting that these four venues are open to businesses.

He reminded the public again that according to public health regulations, it is illegal to hold public gatherings or banquets.

A video broadcast on social media depicted the performers singing as people danced in the hall on Sunday. In the video, although people are wearing masks, people seem to be crowded together.

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts Randall Mitchell (Randall Mitchell) made sure that the ministry is committed to complying with public health guidelines and protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and expressed concern about this videotape.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “(The Minister) has requested an immediate meeting with the board and management of all national performance venues under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Art to urgently modify the operation of these performances.”

He pointed out that the event was recorded as a broadcast and 200 concert invitations were issued. According to "News Daily", the capacity of the Queen's Hall is about 750 people.

Queens Hall manager George said that he was not surprised when the concert attracted attention. He assured that the concert will be no different from any event held since it was allowed to reopen in July.

He said: "In December, we held a concert for Tuco, Pan Trinbago held a Christmas TV broadcast here, John Thomas held a concert, a three-day parang event, etc. All activities follow the same Provisions."

George explained that although the covid19 regulations allow the Queen's Hall to use half of its activity capacity, the management staff only allows about 30% of the number-230 to 260 customers. George said that through the seat mapping process, the Queen's Hall has designed a system so that the seats can be combined into up to four open seats, and then a closed seat.

But from the Sekon Sunday event, both George and Boxhill learned that when popular music is popular, people must move.

George said: "Even if we leave room between people, they may get up and sit or walk to the front row. From now on, we will make these seats unusable. We will try to find a classic way. Instead of putting on warning tape.

"We did not take public health rules for granted. We take it very seriously, but we have the capacity and infrastructure so people can safely relieve stress."

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