1. Following the alarming speed at which the new coronavirus variant is spreading, the UK Government announced a national lockdown and instructed people to ‘stay-at-home’ to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives, beginning Monday 4 January 2021.
2. It is expected the new lockdown in England - the third time a national shutdown has been introduced -will last until the middle of February.
3. The public are being asked to follow the new rules, which have now replaced England's tiers system,immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
4. All Services, including Consular, will be provided online through www.kenyahighcom.org.uk clients are advised to email firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance.Given the latest national Lockdown restrictions most of our staff will continue working remotely until further communicated.
5. Under the new National lockdown, people across England will only be allowed to leave their homes for the following reasons:
6. The full details on what you can and cannot do during this period including travel updates, School, Universities and Education are available at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
7. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also issued a stay-at-home’ order for Scotland beginning at Monday midnight and will last until the end of January. All Scotland’s schools would remain closed for the whole of January, shifting to online learning.
8. Currently, all of Wales is at alert level 4 and all people are expected; to stay at home, to meet only the people you live with, to maintain social distancing, to wash your hands regularly, to work from home if you can.
9. In Northern Ireland, additional restrictions were introduced for people beginning 26 December 2020 for six weeks, with a review after four weeks. These new restrictions are in place to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and to help manage the pressures on the health and social care system.
10. In Kenya, the nationwide curfew has been extended up to 12th March, 2021 and will continue to be enforced between 10.00 pm and 04.00 am daily;During curfew hours, everyone must stay at home or indoors, except for essential service workers.
11. All passengers arriving and transiting Kenya must have a PCR Covid-19 negative certificate for a test conducted 96 hours prior to travel. Please note that you will also be required to fill the Travelers Health Surveillance Form ONLINE via Downloading “Jitenge MoH Kenya” App and signing up as Air Traveler OR via bit.ly/covid19moh.
12. Due to the rapid evolving situation, all travellers also please check with your airlines on the most updated travel requirements (such as mandatory Covid tests) for your airlines, transit countries and your final destination. For any further updates and Inquiries the local resources include; Kenya Ministry of Health: Twitter: MOH_Kenya, Facebook: Ministry of Health KE Website: http://www.health.go.ke/ Kenya Airports Authority https://www.kaa.go.ke/airports/passenger-guide/
13. The health, welfare and safety of Kenyans living in the United Kingdom remain a top priority for the Mission and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.
14. For further enquiries please contact us;
a) Consular and Immigration Services
Mobile Tel. Line:- (+44) 07979973794
b) Education and Student Welfare
c) General Information/ all other enquiries
Mobile Tel. Line:- (+44) 07423840893