Following the Press Conference on the 28th of January 2021 on the directive for precautionary measures during the Chinese New Year Celebrations, the Ministry of Health in its press release also explained the guidelines for the Chinese New Year Celebrations:
- The Chinese New Year Celebrations can be celebrated with family members only by holding private events.
- Those with large families are permitted to hold private events at banquet halls in hotels or restaurants provided that Mass Gathering guidelines are adhered to, including provision of hand sanitizers and conducting body temperature checks at the premises. If the number of family members is huge, limit attendance to a maximum of 350 people.
- Lion dance is allowed, however, the venue for the event is required to obtain a BruHealth QR code in advance. Lion dance troupe members and guests present must scan the BruHealth QR code before entering and on exiting the premises.
- Individuals who have signs of infection or are unwell are not allowed to visit or be visited by immediate family members.
- The practice of shaking hands and hugging should be avoided; it is sufficient to signal a greeting by placing the hand on the chest, giving a smile or nodding the head as a sign of respect and greeting. Avoid making physical contact or touching others.
- Ensure that the surrounding environment is hygienic and that personal hygiene is maintained at all times, especially hand hygiene.
- Practice proper coughing and sneezing etiquette at all times.
- Avoid sharing cutleries such as spoons, forks, plates and cups.
The public is advised to always practice social responsibility to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Radio Television Brunei