The State Government of Osun has announced guidelines for the reopening of businesses in the hospitality sector.
The guidelines were disclosed by the Chairman of the State’s Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Benedict Alabi, while briefing representatives of hotels, bars and relaxation joint owners on Wednesday.
Aside the use of nose masks by all customers, which is compulsory for all citizens in the State, the guidelines required the management of businesses in this sector to provide hand washing equipment with running water, situated at the entrance of the outfit.
The guideline further required the provision of hand sanitizers by business owners on a regular basis, while physical distancing of at least 4 feet must be maintained in the business environment.
Further, it was directed that all social spaces operate only at 50% capacity, while food handlers must have their face masks on both at the kitchens and on counters.
The State Government counseled businesses to take responsibility in the fight against COVID-19, adding that customers, guests or clients that approach their outfits without their face masks on should not be allowed into the premises of the business.
The government however warned businesses in the sector to adhere strictly to the guidelines, adding that non-compliance would warrant immediate closure of the erring business, with fines imposed before reopening.