Legislative framework/Quarantine Act - Yes - The Quarantine Act
State Employee Work Restriction - Yes
Statewide Limits on Gatherings - Yes - Stay at home order
Statewide School Closures - Yes
Statewide Closure of Non-Essential Businesses - Yes
Business Designations Issued - Yes
Statewide Curfew - Yes - Total lockdown: From March 22nd to 4th May 2020. Curfew 10pm to 4am effective from June 2nd.
Reopening plans/Task force - Restriction eased 4th May 2020 (curfew:8pm-6am). Curfew now 10pm to 4am. Businesses allowed to return to work under stringent
security and health measures. Churches and mosques to reopen from June 1st making sure they follow the government guidelines by washing of hands,
sanitizing of hands and observing social distancing.
→ Full opening of financial sector. That is, banks and the likes will now open all through normal working hours.
→ Restricted opening of places of worship, (regular church and mosque services ONLY), to be based on state govt protocols.
→ Interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods and essential travel.
→ Gathering of more than 20 persons remains prohibited; outside of workplaces and religious services.
→ The aviation industry has been requested to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21.
→ Schools are still closed.
→ Bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks remain closed until further evaluation.
→ Hotels may reopen.
→ Restaurants outside of hotels must remain closed for eat-in - TAKEOUT ONLY
→ Offices are expected to maintain 2 meter physical distancing + 75% maximum capacity.
→ All guidelines are as issued by #PTFCOVID19.
→ Guidelines to be implemented/ enforced by state governments.
→ All permitted openings (hotels, religious services etc) to maintain non-pharmaceutical interventions (masks, sanitizers/ hand washing, 2m distancing,
capacity limits, etc).
→ The June 21 date for opening of domestic flights is tentative. Certain conditions have to be fulfilled between now and that date.
→ Aircraft have to be good and safe to fly (checks/maintenance) with necessary recertifications + medicals for pilots/crew
Churches and mosques are now free to open while ensuring that all WHO guidelines are taken into consideration from June 2nd,2020. Schools, Restaurants, bars
and other social gathering are to remain closed.
FCT - The Federal government lists conditions for reopening schools, universities as resumption date is announced.
The Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced the conditions in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16th. He spoke at the 2020 Policy Meeting on
Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. He said, “ All institutions must have
(1) Hand-washing facilities,
(2) Body temperature checks
(3) Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc.
(4) The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and
(5) All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene.
(6) Ensure Social and Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.”
In a copy of the minister’s speech obtained by our correspondent, he commended the higher institutions for responding promptly with different innovations,
including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that were required to attend to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The minister, however, warned them against
reopening schools without the Federal Government’s authorisation. “While we Iook forward to easing the Iockdown which win ultimately lead to re-opening
of our campuses, I urge all the Heads of Institutions not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all necessary measures in
compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,” he added.
Nigerian Government has announced the reopening of schools for exiting students in secondary schools across the country, lifts interstate travel ban.
“The aviation industry is allowed to resume domestic flights as soon as practicable in line with existing international and local guidelines on COVID-19,
”he added. “Mr. President has carefully considered and approved that with the exception of some modifications, Phase 2 of the Eased Lockdown will be
extended for another 4 weeks : 30 June - 27 July 2020”. Abuja set to reopen domestic flights operation by July 8.
→ Federal Government Extends Phase 2 of Eased Lockdown by one week - July 27th, 2020.
→ Federal government fixes Oct 5 for NECO, Sept 21 for NABTEB Examinations. – July 30th, 2020.
→ The National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE, into Unity Colleges to hold on October 17th, 2020 - July 30th ,2020.
→ The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for JSS 3 pupils to start on August 24th and end on September-7th- July 30th, 2020.
→ FCT lifts ban on market operational days from three to seven days a week, effective from July 30th - July 29th, 2020.
→ Markets are to open from 7a.m. to 6 p.m. daily-July 29th, 2020.
→Federal government extends phase 2 of Eased Lockdown for another four weeks - August 6th, 2020.
→ Eased phase 2 lockdown to take effect from August 6th – September 5th, 2020 - August 10th, 2020.
Federal Government reopens Abuja and Lagos airports for international flights - September 5th, 2020.
Lagos state asks JSS3/SS2 students in public and private schools to resume on September 21st while all pre-primary schools remain closed
till further notice September 13th, 2020.
"Stay at Home” or Shelter in Place order - Yes
Inter-State Travel Limitations - Yes
Mask Requirements - Yes - April 24, 2020