What Will Restaurants look like after Lockdown?
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Love Eating Out?
Oh man! How fed up are we of cooking at home? For those of us who love eating out, the mere thought of sitting at a restaurant table and having lovely fresh food delivered to us is a dream!
Luckily, we’re getting closer and closer to restaurants re-opening, and we’ll be able to dine out once again. Let’s look at when our favourite eateries will welcome us back.
So When, will Restaurants Open again after Lockdown?
We’ve been speaking to insiders in the restaurant industry, and most restaurant owners are growing more confident that they will be able to open in early July. A definite date remains elusive though, and we’re still waiting on firm government guidance.
In the meantime, owners of all kinds of eateries, from high-end brasseries to our favourite local cafes, are putting plans in place to be ready to re-open as soon as possible.
Good food means good mood!
So How Will Restaurants Open Safely after Lockdown?
Our clever and responsible restaurateurs are taking every possible step to ensure our safety when we go back to eating out. Let’s look at some of the measures likely to be in place.
● Tables will be spaced out, so that people are sitting to eat at least two metres apart. But note that the hospitality industry, many are hoping that this will be reduced to one metre.
● The floor may be taped into sections to separate diners as much as possible.
● Perspex screens and other protective equipment may become common sights in restaurants, in between tables, at entrances, and in front of any bars.
● Hand sanitising stations will be popping up everywhere, at entrances, loos, bars, and tables.
● Where possible, restaurants will install upgraded air filtering systems which will help to keep the air clean by regularly filtering and replacing it.
● Bathrooms will operate on a one-in-one-out basis, with significantly enhanced sanitary measures and equipment.
● You won’t find cutlery lying on your table - a fresh, wrapped set will be bought out with your food.
● No condiments or salt and pepper shakers will be on the table - expect to see only individual packets, bought out on request, for a long time into the future.
● Menus may be replaced by online or app-based lists, and you may even have to order online or through the app.
● Where physical menus are used, they will be completely cleaned and sanitised with appropriate cleaning products between each customer, or single-use printed pages instead.
● Cloth napkins will likely be replaced with disposable ones.
● The range of food available may well be reduced and limited
Even though things will operate a little differently, at least we can look forward to eating out again soon - what a treat that will be! We can’t wait!
Written by Rosslyn North
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