Keeping Safe At Restaurants And Bars

The more you interact with others and the longer you interact with them the higher your risk of COVID-19 infection. In line with the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Centre related to COVID-19, several precautions have been adopted to minimize the risk of infection. Restaurants are advised to encourage their clients and staff to adhere to required COVID-19 prevention measures (e.g., required masks, hand washing, social distancing, health screening and documentation of staff and clients, etc.)

To reduce your risk at restaurants and bars:
  • Wear a mask when not eating or drinking
  • Always observe physical distancing of more than 2.5 meters
  • Wash hands after touching reusable items such as menus and condiments before eating or drinking
  • Choose outdoor seating or seating with good ventilation (restaurants with open windows and doors)
  • Do not share food or utensils used by others

  • Highest Risk: Eating in a restaurant indoors with tables not distanced at least 2.5 meters.
  • Moderately High Risk: Eating in a restaurant indoors or outdoors with tables distanced at least 2.5 meters.
  • Moderate Risk: Eating in a restaurant outdoors with tables distanced at least 2.5 meters
  • Lowest Risk: Delivery or take away