A start is what entertainment stakeholders are asking for as their industry remains shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meetings have been underway to come with ideas that would accommodate safely the phased reopening of the entertainment industry.

It’s not yet known if the response from the government will be favourable to entertainment stakeholders and so the wait continues.

One Industry player is Managing Director of the Sunnation & Director of Dream Entertainment Phillip Palmer.

Mr. Palmer says with the uncertainty of when the pandemic will end, the government must start the process of reopening the sector.

He explained that under the phased reopening, the government can monitor the opening for two weeks with several protocols in place.

Mr. Palmer says after the initial two week period, the government can reassess the sector.

The Dream Entertainment Director says the authorities cannot sit and wait for a miracle.

Phillip Palmer, Managing Director of the Sunnation & Director of Dream Entertainment.

Meanwhile, as part of the ongoing conversations on reopening the sector, stakeholders have been making several suggestions on how to keep the entertainment space safe when it reopens.

Sponsorship and Communications Director of the Council Entertainment, Marlon Campbell is suggesting that, at an event, to ensure social distancing, patrons who’re apart of a group should remain together.

He’s also suggesting that the organisers of events could hire persons to monitor the space to ensure patrons are adhering to the protocols.

Marketing and Communications Director at Strictly 2K Entertainment, Ibrahim “IB” Konteh says they’re also looking at  medical tents at the entrance of events and contact tracing.

Ibrahim “IB” Konteh, Marketing and Communications Director at Strictly 2K Entertainment.
They were speaking on Nationwide this morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Danielle Archer.