photo by Savaya Bali
The Bali Provincial Civil Service Police Unit reminded nightclub business actors in Bali not to bring in artists to welcome the 2022 Christmas and New Year holidays.
“There should be no special guest artists to welcome this Christmas and New Year,” said Bali Provincial Police Head Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi in Denpasar on Sunday (12/12).
The number of visitors will be limited by 75 percent of capacity. And operational time is till 1.00 am.
“Firework parties also may not take place in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs,” said Dharmadi.
Regarding these restrictions, Bali police recently gathered 34 nightclubs and restaurant-bar business actors in Badung Regency, Gianyar Regency, and Denpasar City.
“We shared the perception of the rules for welcoming Christmas and New Year. We don’t want to cause new clusters and created excessive euphoria,” explained Dharmadi.
He also reminded business actors to implement the PeduliLindungi application and prepare an internal COVID-19 task force that can monitor visitors when they intentionally ignore health protocols and do not keep their distance.
“We and also the Satpol PP in three regencies/cities have agreed to give strict sanctions for business actors who violate several provisions,” said Rai Dharmadi.
For light violations, there is an operational pause sanction. If the violations are serious, the venue can be temporarily or permanently closed.
“We all have to be committed and must keep Bali safe from COVID-19 and comfortable as a tourist destination. Not only this Christmas and New Year, nor for the next one, two months, but so on. In 2022, Bali will host international activities of the G20 Presidency, which can certainly have a positive impact on Bali’s economic growth,” added Rai Dharmadi.