Lion dance allowed on first 4 days of CNY and Chap Goh Mei

A file photo of a lion dance performance. Photo credit: Pixabay

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Jan 24: Lion dance is allowed for the first four days of the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration from Feb 1 to 4 and on Chap Goh Mei (Feb 15). 

It is allowed from 6am to 6pm for the first four days, while it is extended to 10pm on Chap Goh Mei.

This was according to the latest standard operating procedure (SOP) for Chinese New Year (CNY) released by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today.

As for lion dances, it is required that all members of the performing lion dance troupes are fully vaccinated. In addition, there should not be more than 12 members within a team, and there is a cap of not more than two lions performing at any one time.

All lion dance troupe members who will be performing from place to place must carry out their own Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Tests before their performances and update their MySejahtera every day.

Those who exhibit Covid-19 symptoms, are classified as close contacts by MySejahtera, are persons under investigation (PUI) or are persons under surveillance (PUS) are not allowed to be part of the performing troupes.

All lion dance performances must be confined to open spaces outside a house, place of worship, or premises. They are prohibited from being carried out indoors.

Lion dances are only allowed when there are requests from organisers or premises owners.

Performance schedules of all lion dance troupes must be submitted to SDMC, and a form known as CNY/TS/01/2022 is required to be filled for notification purposes.  — DayakDaily


The CNY/TS/01/2022 form must be filled in and submitted to SDMC for notification purposes.