Beyond the Return Secretariat unveils updated events for December in GH

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An updated list of events for Ghana’s “December in GH” has been unveiled at a press briefing by the Beyond the Return Secretariat today, December 16th at the Accra Tourist Information Centre.

The over 30 events cover the period from December 17th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021 and cuts across a wide array of both outdoor, indoor, hybrid and virtual events.

Coordinator of the Beyond the Return and CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman said, many of the events have direct bearings with the seven pillars of the Beyond the Return which seek to among other things, drive investments into the country while giving the African Diaspora an opportunity to reconnect with their roots.

He added that they have agreed with events organisers to ensure that the appropriate COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols are strictly adhered to, adding that the success of these events will inform government’s decisions to ease restrictions that are still in place in some of the tourism and events’ sector such as cinemas, beaches and night clubs.

Manager of the Beyond the Return Secretariat, Annabelle Mckenzie said the events are carefully chosen not just to be concentrated in Accra but at different locations in the country so they would be felt across. She stated that from next year, the Secretariat will consider specific events for each of the 16 regions in the country.

The Events

The COVID-19 Operational Guidelines for events include:
Appointment of a Health and Safety Officer
Setting up COVID-19 Centres
Disinfection of venues before and after events
Guest Management
Seat Spacing
Display of “No Mask, No Entry” signs at venues
Health and Safety Announcements as part of running order
Packaging of food for guests
Group photography must respect Covid-19 protocols and limited to key people.

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