Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the ban on events such as concerts, parties, and round robins will continue until June 30.

However, he says the Government is cognizant of the devastating impact that the pandemic has had on the entertainment industry and the large number of persons who depend on the industry for their livelihoods.

He says his Government is engaged in discussions with the industry with a view to agreeing the appropriate protocols that could facilitate a limited reopening of the industry in the summer.

The Prime Minister also pointed out that the country’s previous attempt to allow entertainment to open up in the summer of 2020 was one of the factors that resulted in our first spike.

In the meantime, public entities may now hold events such as handing-overs, launches, ground-breakings, opening ceremonies or similar events, but there should be no more than 30 persons physically present and the requirements to wear masks and maintain physical distance continue to apply.