The Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, says with the recent announcement of the reopening of the entertainment sector, persons should be reminded of applying for permits to host events.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced an end to the Covid-19 orders under the Disaster Risk Management Act, DRMA, giving the green light to entertainers to stage events.

The reopening comes into effect today.

Prime Minister Holness also disclosed that permit fees will also be cut by 50 per cent within the first six months of the sector’s reopening. 

The JCF is reminding event planners that they must submit an application at least ten days before the scheduled event.

The constabulary added that the application must be addressed to the Superintendent in charge of the division in which the event is to be held. 

They noted that on the permit the applicant’s name, address and contact number must be stated clearly as well the reason for applying.

The number of persons expected to attend, which is 70 per cent of the venue’s capacity, must also be included.

Other information should include the date, time and venue as well as the name and address of the sound selector.