Cinema owners to submit guidelines to health authorities soon

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Cinema owners are finalising guidelines for approval from health authorities to reopen to the public post-COVID-19.

“Private sector film industry stakeholders are at the concluding stages of finalising guidelines to reopen the cinemas and the final document will be submitted to the health authorities soon,” industry sources told the Daily FT. The guidelines include both international best practices as well as local standards to ensure that all large, medium and small cinemas are covered through the guidelines.

It was also noted that even if they reopen cinemas post-COVID-19, only 50% of the full seating capacity can be utilised for screening to ensure that physical distancing is maintained. Thereby, the cinema industry has become the latest sector grappling towards a faster recovery post-pandemic. (CdeS)