What You Need To Know About The REVIEWED COVID-19 CONTAINMENT MEASURES – Kenya

The Covid-19 containment measures were reviewed on the 3rd of January 2021 by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta. In his speech he stated the following measures:


• That the nationwide curfew is extended up to 12th March, 2021;


• That the nationwide curfew will continue to be enforced between 10.00 pm and 04.00 am daily;


• That whereas the general directions governing religious gatherings shall remain unchanged, any indoor religious gathering other than for the purpose of a wedding or funeral, shall be conducted in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Inter Faith Council and with all other applicable Ministry of Health guidelines and protocols remaining in force;


• That all forms of public events and gatherings which may act as ‘super spreader’ events for COVID-19, including political and roadside gatherings/meetings, shall remain suspended for the next 60 days; with the exception of funerals /burials and weddings, which shall only be conducted with prior approval and with the number of persons being capped at a maximum of 150 persons, and only if the particular venue can accommodate that number of persons while adhering to all applicable guidelines and protocols;


That all overnight vigils or events of any kind shall remain prohibited;


• That all isolation facilities in the Country shall continue to be maintained at a high state of preparedness through continuous capacity building of healthcare workers, provision of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, and the continuous implementation of Infection Prevention and Control measures;


• That the County Governments shall enhance investment in piped and portable oxygen capacity in all isolation and critical care treatment facilities for the management of severe Covid-19 cases;


That Teachers and other Staff who are aged 58 years or above, or who have pre-existing conditions, shall deliver on their duties through remote means or by holding their classes/lessons in open spaces with natural flow of air;


• That all Passengers in public and private vehicles must wear masks and maintain hand hygiene at all times while within the motor vehicle; and all public service vehicles shall observe a strict 60% maximum carrying capacity limit;


• That all schools shall ensure that they have adequate hand-washing stations corresponding to their student population, in line with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education; schools experiencing water problems must ensure that there is adequate availability of hand sanitizers for both the students and the teachers;


• That all non-essential visits to schools by parents and guardians are prohibited and should only be allowed in exceptional circumstances – in fidelity with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education; with all visitors to schools being registered in the school records and being subject to all infection prevention protocols;


• That all Teachers and Students shall wear appropriate facemasks when on the school premises or within school transport, in addition to strictly applying hand-hygiene and physical spacing;


• That all extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama, music and prize giving days, involving more than one school remain prohibited for the next 90 days; and all exchange visits between schools shall remain prohibited for the same period;


• That the Principal/Headteacher of every school shall maintain a register of all sick pupils/students or teachers, and immediately inform the County Health Department of all instances of moderate to severe illness; and

• That the County Health Departments are directed to carry out routine surveillance for COVID-19 and other public health problems in all schools; including random sampling of pupils, teachers, and ancillary staff.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Can the government share the positive results of the curfew , I don’t seem to see any. There people who are jobless and are highly dependent on night shifts

  2. Anonymous

    This school reopening was not well thought

  3. Anonymous

    This curfew thing is just annoying, people need to go about there business

    1. getin4

      It is a containment measure, we hope this will be over soon. We understand the frustrations

  4. Anonymous

    what is so significant about march 12?

    1. getin4

      That’s when the curfew is supposed to end

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