President Museveni has directed that bars, music concerts, stadiums and cinemas will be allowed to operate again in January as the country moves towards full reopening the economy in 2022.
In his televised address on Friday, December 31, 2021, at his country home in Rwakitura, Mr. Museveni said bars and concerts will be reopened for performing arts two weeks after the reopening of the schools. He said schools will fully reopen for all learners on Monday, January 10, 2021.
This would imply that bars, concerts, and other public gatherings will be fully reopened from January 24, 2021, but was quick to add that, these will have to operate under full observance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).
Mr. Museveni also directed that curfew will be uplifted for all persons, except the boda boda riders, who he said will have to still observe the 7pm – 6am curfew until further notice. The curfew, he said, will also take effect two weeks after the reopening of schools.
The President, however, said the directives will still have to be reversed should the covid-19 situation in the country worsen as a result of the economy reopening.
He said, details of reopening other sectors of the economy will be communicated by the respective ministries later on.