× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Covid jab a must for hospitality sector in new rules

By Graham Kajilwa | August 4th 2021

Tourism CS Najib Balala (left) presenting the latest protocols for the industry. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has requested 50,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the Health ministry as it reviewed safety protocols for the tourism sector.

The doses are to boost the vaccination of workers in the hospitality sector and allow the industry fully resume operations in the wake of the pandemic.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said he would also lobby counties to prioritise hospitality workers in their regions.

“Vaccination is going to be key for the recovery of tourism in Kenya,” he said.

The CS was speaking as he presented the latest protocols for the industry touching on how restaurants, accommodation and game parks will be operating as the sector reboots from the pandemic.

Tourism CS Najib Balala (right). [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Instead of a paper menu in restaurants, the protocols advocate for electronic menus (on sanitised tablets) or fixed boards or printed single-use disposable ones.

Hotel and catering staff will be required to have a quick response code or card confirming they have been vaccinated.

“Accommodation establishments are encouraged to rotate room use leaving a used room idle for at least a day,” said the CS. 

Covid 19 Time Series


Share this story
FKF Premier League: Kipkirui on target as Nairobi City Stars cage troubled Leopards
Former Gor Mahia striker Nicholas Kipkirui scored the winner as Nairobi City Stars narrowly defeated AFC Leopards 2-1 in a tight midweek Football Keny
Former USIU-Africa VC Freida Brown reappointed
Prof Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, a Malawian don, was appointed vice-chancellor in 2016, taking over from Prof Freida Brown who had served for 21 yearS