Restaurants and eateries to reopen as bars remain closed

Restaurants and eateries will now be allowed to operate between 5am to 4 pm with bars to remain closed indefinitely.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe however warned that the restaurants must adhere to the curfew hours and the COVID-19 guidelines as instructed by the government.

Among the guidelines issued by the CS that must be observed by the business owners include social distancing where tables must be spaced at least 1.5 meters apart, customers walking into the restaurants must wash their hands, sanitize and have masks.

Customer sitting must maintain the social distancing required and no working around the food areas. Buffet and self-service has been prohibited to avoid interaction.

“This is not a licence to start opening bars and alcohol sale across the country. Anybody walking into a restaurant should walk in with a mask, sanitize their hands and if your staff have not been tested you cannot open a restaurant. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said