List of Rules For Reopening Of Restaurants Set By the Gov’t

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Restaurants have now been allowed to reopen after weeks of closure due to Covid-19, but now under strict rules.

Addressing the press today, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said restaurants that will be cleared to reopen will operate between 5 am to 4 pm and must limit the number of customers.

In the new rules of operation, there will be no self-service and 10 square meters for four people will have to be maintained.

“This is not a license to start alcohol sales, we have not opened bars,” he warned.

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Chefs will have to undergo COVID-19 test as well a a regular washing of hands, sanitizing, wearing of masks.

Here’s the list of the guidelines

  1. All restaurants shall only operate between 5 am and 4 pm
  2. Restaurants must limit number of diners to four people for every 10 square metres space
  3. Tables in the dining areas must be spaced 1.5 metres apart in the dining area or seat customers group at 1.5 metres apart
  4. Maintain distance from the back of one chair to the other chair not less than a metre and guests must face each other from a distance of at least one metre.
  5. Alcohol shall only be sold with a meal in the restaurant and only be served to customers waiting to be served a meal, during the meal, or 30 minutes after meal has ended.
  6. Temporary discontinue self-serviceof ready to eat foods such as salad bars or buffets
  7. Customer to have their meals delivered individually to the dining table by appointed restaurant stewards

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