Individuals including children with incomplete vaccinations, unvaccinated individuals not allowed at Citrawarna Keluarga Malaysia events

Promotional material for Citrawarna Keluarga Malaysia 2022 happening at Kuching Waterfront from Feb 24 to 27, 2022.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Feb 22: Unvaccinated individuals and people with incomplete Covid-19 vaccinations including children aged 12 and below will not be allowed to attend the Citrawarna Keluarga Malaysia 2022 event taking place at Kuching Waterfront here from Feb 24 to 27.

Only individuals with ‘low risk’ and ‘casual contact’ status and without any symptoms and completed vaccination status are allowed in event areas.

This is according to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) Special Unit and will be implemented throughout the four-day event to prevent and reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading.

Crowd size at the event will be capped at 50 per cent capacity or not more than 350 visitors including crew and workers at any one time at each event camp.

To prevent congestion at booths, visitors are only allowed not more than one hour in which an identification tag using colour codes will be given upon entry.

Enforcement teams from local government authorities with the assistance from People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and Motac will be on site to monitor and enforce crowd control measures including at the open areas along the Kuching Waterfront and Padang Merdeka.

The police, State Health Department, local authorities and officers given the authority under Act 342 can issue compounds on any individuals who violate SOPs.

The latest SOP for Citrawarna events.

Secretariats, participants, workers, staff and guests with high risk status are not allowed to get involved in any of the programmes and activities organised.

It is also mandatory for all workers involved in the event to conduct pre-event testing with RTK Antigen test-kits before the event starts in which the results must be updated on the MySejahtera app.

Organisers will also need to sanitise their area before and after a programme is held every day, while frequently touched surfaces will need to be sanitised every two hours.

The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) and appointed agencies will also carry out sanitisation for the entire area on a daily basis throughout the event.

Basic safety and health procedures must be complied with by all visitors as screening counters will be on site to check visitors’ status and for MySejahtera check-ins or manual recording of details.

All attendees must also observe physical distancing of at least one metre, wear face masks at all times as well as avoid crowding and communicating in close proximity.

Citrawarna Keluarga Malaysia 2022, themed the Festival of Cultural Diversity provides a colourful fiesta with a variety of tourism programmes and activities lined up, apart from Malaysian arts and cultural performances.

Federal Motac Minister Dato Sri Nancy Shukri revealed during a press conference yesterday (Feb 21) that only 2,450 visitors are allowed to attend the highlight event, namely the gala night, which will be held on Feb 26 and is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Dato Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Among the events planned to enliven the programme include a Sarawak craft festival, sape concert, Sarawak drum festival, Malaysia textile craft fashion show, food bazaar as well as fireworks displays, musical fountains, decorated boats, cultural performances on a ship as well as sales of products. — DayakDaily

The location of various event booths and sites indicated on a map.