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Drinking bars, restaurants, hotels to resume operations

BY: Irene Narh-Saam

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has given drinking bars the green light to operate while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols.

Night clubs, however, remain closed, a statement issued by the GTA on Monday, May 11, said.

The statement also said food chains and restaurants could operate sit-down as well as pick-up and delivery services while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols.

"In all situations, hospitality facilities should observe the staff management and workplace protocols and precautionary measures on public gatherings with the view of achieving social distancing and hygiene protocols as spelt out in the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64)," the statement said.

Below is the full statement

Ghana Tourism Authority

DIRECTIVES FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR - MAY 11312020

Following the President's Address to the nation on Sunday 10th May, 2020, The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture issues the following guidelines for the hospitality industry:

1. All hotels can operate as normal and host their guests, subject to the specified elevated hygiene protocols and social distancing.


2. Food chains and restaurants can operate sit-down as well as pick-up and delivery services while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols.

3. All night clubs must remain closed.

4. Drinking bars can operate while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols.

5. In all situations, hospitality facilities should observe the staff management and workplace protocols and precautionary measures on public gatherings with the view of achieving social distancing and hygiene protocols as spelt out in the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64).