On 22 March 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Health ordered the closure of all bars and clubs in the country, effective midnight to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya. Restaurants and Eateries were also directed to only serve take-away orders up to 7PM for a period of thirty (30) days.

Following a review of the situation of the COVID-19 disease outbreak across the country a month later, the Cabinet Secretary, in line with Public Health Act Cap 242 Laws of Kenya issued a directive allowing Restaurants and Eateries to undertake minimal operations while maintaining stringent measures that mitigate the spread of the virus such as social distancing, frequent hand washing and reduction of contacts between persons.

The opening and operating of these premises will take a structured and gradual approach; operators will be expected to redesign their space and work processes to ensure agreed upon physical distancing, hand washing/hygiene, reduction of contacts between persons and adequate sanitation are adhered to so as to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 disease……