The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture have eased restrictions imposed on the hospitality industry as the country continues to fight the deadly coronavirus.
Following the president’s address to the nation on Sunday night, may 10, the Tourism authorities have given restaurants, hotels and drinkings bars the green light to resume operations on a light scale manner.
In a statement issued by the GTA, it stated that all these institutions can resume operations while “observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols”.“Food chains and restaurants can operate sit-down as well as pick-up and delivery services while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols. All night clubs must remain closed,” the statement from the Ghana Tourism Authority read.
It added “drinking bars can operate while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols. In all situations, hospitality facilities should observe tho staff management and workplace protocols and precaution, measures on public gatherings with the view of achieving social distancing and hygiene protocols as spelt out in the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Di (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument. 2020 (E.I. 64)”.
In support of the above publication, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi in another publication also highlighted the need to clarify the directives from the GTA. It said “Food chains and Restaurants (including Hotel Restaurants) can operate takeout and delivery services only.”
The publication continued to state that “Drinking Bars and Night Clubs remain closed.”