At the second meeting between the Serbian events industry, the Belgrade government, the Chamber of Commerce and the PM’s cabinet, an agreement was reached to send the government four protocols for organizing mass public events.
In a statement for Tanjug news agency, Belgrade Deputy Mayor Goran Vesic explained that the protocols were devised by the Municipal Institute of Public Health.
“The four protocols that will regulate the work of night clubs and organization of weddings, congresses, festivals and concerts with live music will be forwarded to the Government of Serbia today,” Vesić explained and expressed confidence in the Government to adopt the plan, following the example of Great Britain and Israel. According to him, this is important, because such events cannot be organized in one day, so it is necessary to adopt some preventive dynamics.
Vesic also underlined that the opening dynamics depend on the vaccination pace, and “if the vaccination continues at the current speed, we will return to normal life faster”, the deputy mayor is convinced.
He added that it has been agreed with the organisers of the biggest festivals, such as Exit, “Beer Fest” and Love Fest, to devise a campaign, which will be financed by Belgrade authorities, aimed at young people, in order to highlight that the speed with which they will return to the festivals they love so much depends on vaccination.
Director of the Exit Festival, Dusan Kovacevic, said that Serbia and Great Britain are leaders in vaccination and that Serbia should model itself after Great Britain which will allow events with a maximum of 10,000 in attendance from mid-May and will lift all restrictions from 21 June.
“We are satisfied that our protocols will be sent to the government of Serbia today. We have created four potential scenarios within which it is possible to return the event to the industry, and it is up to the government to decide whether to allow them and with what measures,” event organizers said.
The meeting was attended by the Belgrade Secretary for Social Welfare, Natasa Stanisavljevic, as well as the Secretary for Defence, Emergency Situations, Communication and Coordination of Relations with Citizens, Darko Glavas.
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