Restaurants opening

No more than 4 to a table, electronic ordering at table, sensor light to show when WC free, external heated patios, bookings only, contactless card payments

Why the contribution is important

Hospitality Businesses suffering and feel good factor of being to dress up for evening out

by EvelynHume on May 08, 2020 at 05:53PM

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Average rating: 3.4
Based on: 16 votes


  • Posted by Caterinasanta May 08, 2020 at 18:07

    I agree but they must not reduce the number of tables or they will not survive.
  • Posted by andrewmurphy May 08, 2020 at 18:24

    The job losses in this industry are going to be massive unless premises are allowed to open up with safe practices
  • Posted by wisteria May 08, 2020 at 18:26

    Could work. Waiters could deliver meals in small trollers and client lift own onto table.
  • Posted by Alasdrum May 08, 2020 at 18:31

    If restaurants are willing to open and can offer appropriate social distancing let’s get them open. Nothing should be forced to close unless there is a significant residual risk with opening.
  • Posted by Tara May 08, 2020 at 18:38

    Too soon to do this. As tables would have to be more spread out or number of tables reduced to allow for social distancing.
  • Posted by Haggis59 May 08, 2020 at 19:10

    Too soon to do this yet. Be patient and when the virus is under control restaurants will be very busy with all family get-togethers and parties planned to celebrate.
  • Posted by aileenr May 08, 2020 at 19:28

    We need to get these businesses open safely soon or we will lose them. We should look at other countries and ensure social distancing is in place. Perhaps they could use the Licensing Boards as a point of contact to show they have put everything in place rather than make a decision based on all restaurants as depending on size etc their ability to open might differ
  • Posted by firehorse May 08, 2020 at 22:20

    Independent restaurants work on tight margins, as with public houses, even with a 50% capacity at best they would not break even. So would still need some form of government subsidy's to continue to operate. Food areas comprising of Food trucks set up in out of town shopping centre car parks with social distancing safe guards would be a far better starting point.
  • Posted by Dorothy May 09, 2020 at 00:25

    We need to save these businesses from failure or there will be none left to return to.
  • Posted by sinderins May 11, 2020 at 15:00

    Social distancing is well nigh impossible in lots of restaurant and bar kitchens. Unfortunately, these will have to be among the last places to open unless individual establishments can demonstrate to the local authority that they are able to comply with the 2 meter rule. The most recent statistics released earlier today show that male chefs are particularly vulnerable to catching covid 19. In view of this, is it really worth the risk?
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