THE K2K Carnival band, run by sisters Kathy and Karen Norman, in a statement to Newsday on Monday evening said their virtual band will heed all government rules and regulations on covid19.
Newsday had asked how K2K envisaged a virtual Carnival band.
The Norman sisters replied, “At an early assessment level, a virtual Carnival experience would potentially mean that an individual would register for a costume package, receive that costume package at his/her home, and then log onto an online K2K platform from his/her home to participate in an online event on a particular date, thereby conforming to lockdown measures and gathering requirements.”
They said K2K's aim will be to drive international exposure of TT's culture via the online platform, create a sense of normalcy in an unconventional environment and promote family togetherness in a safe environment.
Newsday pressed to try to get more of a flavour of the virtual band, such as whether it would ideally involve a family in a home lime, maybe with neighbours and friends.
The Normans replied, “It is important to note that with respect to social gatherings, the virtual experience conforms to the stipulations, rules and guidelines set by the government and health authorities.”
At present the Government’s limit on social gatherings is five people, with limits in the past in TT having variously been ten and 25 people previously.