COVID-19: Nightclubs seeking new business designation will be approved on a case-by-case basis
26 August, 2020, 1:16 pm
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services says it is aware that some nightclubs have sought to obtain a new business designation as taverns in the interest of re-opening their businesses.
Ministry acting permanent secretary Dr James Fong said they appreciated those nightclub owners had seen a severe impact on their bottom-line due to our health restrictions, “but the reality is these businesses represent the highest-risk environments for the potential spread of the virus”.
“Moving forward, any requests from nightclubs to seek new business designations will be approved on a case-by-case basis, with compulsory input from the Ministry of Health,” Dr Fong said.
He said their teams needed to ensure those venues could operate in a COVID-safe manner before any new designation could be considered and they could re-open their doors.