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The Provincial Government of Bali has limited the operating hours of night entertainment venues to only 01.00 during Christmas and New Year’s 2022. Night entertainment venues managers were prohibited from holding parties.
“We ask those night entertainment venues to close at around 1,” said Head of the Bali Province Civil Service Police Unit I Dewa Nyoman Rai Darmadi after a meeting with nightclub managers, Wednesday (8/12/2021).
Night entertainment venues visitors are also limited following applicable regulations. The venues were also asked to control the number of visitors by implementing the PeduliLindungi application.
Dewa Darmadi asked the venues to form an internal COVID-19 Task Force.
Dewa Darmadi emphasized that although they could open at Nataru, their management was not allowed to hold parties, including fireworks. Parties are not allowed because the euphoria can get excessive.
“There can’t be a party, (fireworks) there can’t be… This is what we don’t allow. There can’t be a fireworks party and there can’t be a special party, “he said.
He ensured that strict action would be taken against venue managers who violate the provisions.
“We will take firm action if they violate it. There will monitor because we already have a commitment and we agree that there will be strict action as closing, maybe even fines depending on what kind of violation,” he said.
The fines can reach Rp. 1 million. Sanctions of temporary closure between 1-2 months and permanent closure can be carried out if the venue manager is stubborn.
The Bali Province Police invited to the meeting 34 representatives of nightclub business management actors in three regencies and cities, namely Badung, Denpasar, and Gianyar to agree on implementing health protocols following existing provisions.