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Friday 14 August, 2020

All performing spaces closed for one week due to COVID-19

All performing spaces have been closed for a period of one week, as Government moves to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

T&T has two confirmed cases of the virus.

In a notice, the Ministry of Culture advised that all performing spaces will be closed with immediate effect from Friday 13 to Friday 20, March.

These include: the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), the Naparima Bowl and the National Museum and Art Gallery.

All community centres, regional complexes and civic centres are also closed to the public.

The Ministry added that the start of the Community Education Programme (CEP) and the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition Season will be postponed until further notice.

The T&T Music Festival has also been postponed with immediate effect.

The Ministry of Culture noted that these decisions have been taken as precautionary measures in light of recent developments with COVID-19 locally, regionally and internationally.

The Ministry said it has also taken all advised precautions as they relate to its staff.

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