Virtual format for National Honours and Awards Ceremony
The Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment & Sport, Olivia Grange, has advised that the Government will use a virtual format for the 2020 National Honours & Awards Investiture.
The awards ceremony will be broadcast on National Heroes Day, October 19, at 8:30 a.m., on national television and social media.
Grange stated that the decision to move to a virtual platform was necessary as the government works to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
"Following extensive consultation with the Governor-General, the decision was made for a virtual awards ceremony for broadcast on National Heroes Day," a statement from Grange said.
The 2020 recipients are requested to be available for photographs to facilitate the made-for-television production of the ceremony.
The production will be done over two days — Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, at the National Indoor Sports Centre.
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