Rwanda: New Guidelines Issued As Concerts, Exhibitions Resume


The Cabinet meeting of November 27, 2020, paved way for the resumption of entertainment events, exhibitions and cultural shows.

The move came months after entertainment activities were halted to control the spread of Covid-19.

Now, the Ministry of Youths and Culture and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) have released guidelines to be observed during entertainment events. Here are the five guidelines that must be observed.

1. Organizers should request authorization

All concerts should request the authorization of the events from the district administrations or send it to the City of Kigali with a copy to the Ministry of Youths and Culture and Rwanda Development Board. That should be done ten days prior to the event and the proposal should contain all the information regarding the concert including the venue, organizers, etc.

2. Outdoor venues

The activities should take place in a designated outdoor area like a conference hall or multi-purpose facility. The venue should also be disinfected prior to use and have all hygienic facilities as well as notices indicating Covid-19 preventive measures at visible locations.

According to the statement, participants should also undergo temperature screening, washing hands or sanitizing and facemasks should be worn properly.

The compliances of these guidelines will be in the hands of ushers who will monitor the implementation of the directives and ensure that dustbins for disposal of Covid-19 prevention wastes are available.