With implementation of fourth phase life returned to restaurants and cafes yesterday, after months-long closures due to the Coronavirus, which negatively affected their revenues and made their owners wait and restart again. Restaurants and cafes opened their doors in accordance with the required health requirements in order to avoid penalties for violation especially with the municipal employees in all commercial complexes and restaurants who were monitoring.
According to a field tour carried out the restaurants were all set to receive their customers prior to the start of the partial ban on the evening of the day before yesterday. The restaurant managers made clear that they are committed to all the requirements imposed on them, in terms of spacing between tables and seating places which is not less than two meters between tables and half a meter between the same table,
In addition to checking the temperature for the customers of the restaurant or cafe before entering, with no entry allowed for those whose temperature is above 37.5 degrees.
Customers have to book prior appointment in large restaurants and restaurants in hotels, it is necessary to book an appointment at least an hour before entering the restaurant, the reservation is either online or by phone, and for cafes without making an appointment.
The number of people at one table ranges between 2 and 6 people as a maximum, with the spacing being maintained, and restaurants receive them from 11:30 to 8 pm for lunch or dinner reports Al Qabas. As for breakfast, not all restaurants will serve them.
Restaurant managers reported that, as per the new rule on social distancing and keeping space between tables and individuals, the restaurant’s capacity was reduced by about 50 to 60 percent, and for restaurants in hotels hence they opened additional halls to receive more customers.
Source- Arab Times.0