The National Cultural Foundation
St. James, Barbados
The annual celebration of the sweetest summer festival will return this year with new innovations. The festival, which falls within the Season of Emancipation will be consolidated into a six week period climaxing with Grand Kadooment on August 1 (Emancipation Day).
This year amidst the changes in the festival are the following:
All public events should be staged in pre-approved open-air venues and specific well ventilated indoor spaces;
All patrons, staff and service providers, with the exception of catering and hospitality staff, must be fully vaccinated OR the present a negative rapid antigen test prior to the event and valid for 48 hours;
That the maximum capacity at approved venues will be based solely on the size of the venue and the application of the social distancing protocol;
All Catering and hospitality staff must be fully vaccinated AND present a negative rapid antigen test valid for 48 hours;
Indoor events such as calypso tents and exhibition openings will be subject to mandatory wearing of masks as well as appropriately spaced seating
The COVID-19 Monitoring Unit must give prior approval and maintain a presence at all mass events.
Grand Kadooment route:
Warrens along the ABC Highway to the Emancipation Statue culminating at the National Stadium;
Foreday Morning routes:
King George V Memorial Park to Lucas Street and into Bushy Park, St. Philip via the north gate and Searles, Christ Church to the Lowlands Roundabout and back to Searles, Christ Church
*All revellers participating in jumps or jump like events must be fully vaccinated OR present a negative rapid antigen test taken no more than 24 hours prior to the event and valid for 48 hours.
Written by: ncf_boss