Clubs and bars to open from November 11

Patrons at a popular watering hole in Suva, Fiji. Picture: ATU RASEA/FILE

Clubs and bars within and outside of municipal markets, and taverns and gaming venues will safely reopen for business from November 11.

A government statement stated businesses would have to apply online for a “Permit to Operate” in order to open their facilities and applications will be done via the COVID-Pass Portal:

“Applicants must submit all relevant documents, including agreed protocols, and employers and employees Vaccination Cards with consent by 30 November 2021,” the statement read.

The Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, Faiyaz Koya stressed the importance of creating a safe environment for businesses to re-open in this pandemic.

“At the end of the day, what we want and what we should strive towards is sustainability and resilience,” he said.

“How we invest in our workplaces and in our people today, will reflect on our development in years to come. We should always remember the duty of care we have to our customers, to Fijians.”

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